Students studying interfaith studies at Carthage have many opportunities to enrich their education.
Interfaith studies students at Carthage can get hands-on experience in ministry and leadership by working within a local congregation or church organization. The Practicum in Religion course at Carthage assigns students to a Kenosha-area congregation or church organization where they assist the pastor and practice leadership in several self-chosen areas of church life. Students meet regularly with their Carthage placement supervisor and participate in classroom conferences with their professor. The work gives students practical experience in ministry and hands-on training toward a future career as a minister or counselor.
Students at Carthage have ample opportunity to study outside the United States during J-Term or for a semester. Spend a month excavating an ancient Roman temple in northern Israel, or spend a January examining religious myth and political vision in theatre in Berlin. Students have studied in Greece, Guatemala, and the Himalayas. Current programs are offered in India, Israel, and Germany.
J-Term is a month-long period of study in January in which all academic departments offer innovative courses on campus, as well as study tours in other countries. Recent J-Term offerings from the Religion Department include:
- Christian Responses to Nazism and the Nazi State
- An Introduction to Jewish Mysticism and Kabbalah
- A study tour to The Himalayas for a Carthage Symposium J-Term trip combining geography and religion