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Global Religion and Global Issues Minor

The minor is intended for students who want to better understand the role played by religion in contemporary global events: from religious terrorism to nonviolence, from the suppression of women to the advocacy of civil rights. In this minor, students will study major global religions and their impact on real-world social and political issues. The minor may be of particular interest to students in the social sciences but all students with an interest in the subject are welcome.

Required Courses Credit Hours
REL 101. Religions of the World 3
One Global Religious Traditions course 3
One Religion and Social/Political Engagement course 3
Three electives chosen from either group 9


Global Religious Traditions
REL 305. Islamic Religious Traditions
REL 310. Hindu Traditions
REL 312. Religions of East Asia
REL 320. Judaism
REL 330. Religions of Africa and the African Diaspora
REL 348. Global Christianity
REL 385. Buddhist Thought

Religion and Social/Political Engagement
REL 314. Gandhi
REL 315. Women and Religion
REL 350. Islamic Law and Society
REL/IA 363. Apocalypticism, Religious Terrorism and Peace
REL 380. Contemporary Theologies
REL 450. Religion and Society
REL 475. Inter-Religious Dialogue

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