The Interfaith Studies program aims to provide students with an understanding of faith traditions in most of their various historically significant forms. The minor provides a valuable perspective for understanding the significance of faith in the context of both world events and individual human life. It requires an appreciation of the role of various traditions in other educational areas such as sociology, politics, history, and the arts. Its mission is to provide students with a reliable, detailed, but broad exposure to a variety of cultures across human history while requiring them to consider and analyze critically the implications of both religious and secular behavior within those cultures. Reliable information from a wide variety of cultural studies and sacred scriptures must be analyzed in order to achieve these ends.