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Comparative Religion

Comparative Religion - Online - (minor)

The minor in Comparative Religion is designed for those who want to know more about religion, the role and significance of religion in societies today and in the past, and the ways in which scholars think about and analyze religion and related concepts. In courses offered by the Department of Comparative Religion, students and instructors explore specific religions from around the world and throughout history; analyze religion as a part of culture and in relation to other parts of culture; study components of religions like myths, rituals, doctrines, and institutions; and compare, evaluate, and employ academic definitions and theories of religion.

The programs in Comparative Religion also provide knowledge and skills relevant to and useful in a large and growing range of careers and professions including health care, government, nonĀ­profit and public sector careers, culture and the arts, journalism, religious vocations, and business and marketing.

Program Benefits

  • The Comparative Religion minor provides a foundation for graduate study in religion and related fields.
  • Students gain an understanding of the diversity within cultures around the world preparing them to work in a global society.
  • Critical thinking and writing skills are stressed.