History of Christianity and Religions in North America
The History of Christianity and Religions of North America (HCRNA) program helps students to examine the long sweep of religions in the West through the prism of Christianity. The classic historical approach to the study of religion enables students to put many religions in perspectives, those that impinged on Christianity as well as Christianity itself. At Claremont study focuses on three periods: Christian origins, Medieval and Reformation Christianity, and religion in North America. Students select two of these for special attention. In addition HCRNA students take courses in other world religions as a basis for comparison with Christianity.
Flexible requirements enable students to work out a course of study that suits their interests and needs. They are encouraged to draw upon the resources of the Religion department and other departments in the university to achieve their intellectual goals.