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Developing a Religious Studies Minor
Christopher Moreman, California State University East Bay Foundation

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Minor in Religious Studies (Course or Curricular Material)
Title: Minor in Religious Studies
Author: C. Moreman
Abstract: The Religious Studies minor is for students who are curious about the religions of the world, the impact of religious belief on the world at large, and the nature of belief. As an interdisciplinary minor, students can take courses in Philosophy, History, Ethnic Studies, Sociology, and other programs. This minor provides a deeper understanding of other cultures, helps students read and write about complex ideas, develop logical thinking skills, and become people capable of thinking through ethical dilemmas. These are traits that employers need and want. This minor can provide depth to any major program. The courses that students can take in this minor will help them understand the diversity of ideas and human experience that we all need to understand and respond to no matter our professions. For example, many nursing and health care programs require at least one course in Religious Studies to help their graduates better understand the religious beliefs that people hold that impact the health care that they seek or refuse.
Year: 2019
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Audience: Undergraduate