Brian K. Muzás Ph.D.

Document Type

Graduate Syllabus


Spring 2022



Course Number

DIPL 6350

Course Description

This course offers an overview of the role of religion and race in international relations. Students explore the causes, nature, and consequences of key issues related to the interplay of religion and race in history at the practical and theoretical levels. By understanding what scholars have learned and connecting these lessons to current events, students will acquire tools to approach contemporary and future issues.

Because of the nature of religion, some guiding questions naturally arise. These include questions like: What is the best way to live? What is the relationship between religion and society? Is religion a strictly private matter? How does religion affect the way we live together in society? DIPL 6350 explores these questions more deeply by focusing on the intersection of religion, race, and international relations throughout history.