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  Dec 14, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Interfaith Studies - Minor


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This minor will enrich our students’ development toward religious and cultural competency. Religion, like culture itself, consists of systematic patterns of beliefs, values, and behaviors, acquired by people as members of their societies. These patterns are systematic because their manifestations are regular in occurrence and expression: they are shared by members of a group. Within all religions, however, there is no homogeneity; there are differences of interpretation of principles and meanings. Engaging the study of religion from an interfaith perspective, this minor will cultivate religious and cultural competency in light of the diverse and pluralistic religio-sociological heritage of humanity. This study will enable students to identify areas of misunderstanding, address attitudes and practices shaped by those misunderstandings, and build bridges between faiths and cultures.

18 credits are required to complete the minor. Outside of the core courses, students may take no more than six elective credits in any one discipline because the program is interdisciplinary in nature.

 

Electives


In addition to the two core courses, each student will take 4 elective courses from the list below or choose to follow an identified cluster of courses that would best suit his/her professional career. Courses shall be selected with approval of the Director of the program. If the student has opted for a cluster, he/she will be advised as to the courses that may best meet the objectives of that cluster.

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