The exploration of the idea of religion is both urgent and timely. Students will engage in a dual study of religion-as a way of life and culture, and as an object of study in itself. Courses will critically unpack the evolution of key ideas such as faith and values, and social concepts such as tradition, modernity, and secularism. Courses in this minor approach the study of the doctrines, practices, and narratives of major world religions through multiple lenses, including, but not limited to, the study of scripture, the performance of rituals, religion, and public life and politics, and sacred material cultures.
The minor requires a minimum of four courses, 16 credits, at least two of which must be taken at Emerson. Students select courses from the list below and must include at least one course at the 300 level.