Document Type

Undergraduate Syllabus


Spring 2020



Course Number

DIPL 3851 AA/CORE 3851 AA

Course Description

"Religion” is an important and ubiquitous factor in the global landscape. It does not only influence the way individuals perceive their worlds, but it also shapes policies of many states. This course exposes participants to fundamental understanding of religion as a variable in world affairs with a particular focus on the role of both religion and religious actors in both domestic and international politics. Designed for an interdisciplinary audience— Core and Diplomacy — this course draws from readings touching on a variety of religious traditions like Christianity, Judaism, and Islam; regional settings {e.g. North America, Africa, and Asia) and cultures. Students from different background are therefore encouraged to learn from one another and be aware of their own learning.