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Interfaith Studies

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.

Requirements for the Minor

IFS 170 Perspectives on the Sacred

Plus, one of the following:

IFS 100 Understanding the Bible
IFS 160 Understanding Christianity
IFS 162 Eastern Orthodox Christianity

Plus, one of the following:

IFS 171 Religion in the Western World
IFS 172 Religions from India
IFS 173 Religion in China

Plus, one of the following:

IFS 174 Religion in America
IFS 177 Religion and Society

Plus, one of the following:
additional courses will be included here as they are developed and approved.

IFS 260, Text and Meaning

Plus, one of the following:
additional courses will be included here as they are developed and approved.

IFS 176 Religion and Art