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Global Religion and Global Issues Minor

This minor is for students who want to better understand the role religion plays 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 (offered each semester)

3

One Global Religious Traditions course:

3

REL 305. Islamic Religious Traditions

REL 310. Rethinking Order and Chaos: An Introduction to Hinduism

REL 320. Judaism

REL 330. Religions of Africa and the African Diaspora

REL 348. Christianity in Global Context

REL 388. Tibetan Buddhism 

One Religion and Social/Political Engagement course:

3

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 410. Dharma/Adharma: Hindu Ethical Reasoning

REL 450. Religion and Society

REL 488. Buddhism in the Modern World

Three electives chosen from either group

9


Total:

18

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