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Religion in a Changing World

Religion is everywhere. Knowledge of religion is essential for anyone who wants to understand the world. If you are fascinated by the diversity of religions, their development through history and their meaning today – both in people’s personal lives and in society -, the minor Religion in a Changing World is the right choice as a supplement to your major. The minor includes the selection of two courses on specific religious traditions (Christianity, Islam, Judaism Hinduism, Buddhism, religions of antiquity, new religious movements). Additionally a cluster of introductory courses on the various disciplines involved in the study of religion will be offered, e.g. the comparative, social, anthropological, and psychological approaches. This minor will acquaint students with the tools essential for studying, interpreting and analyzing religion as a (human) phenomenon.

Maximum number of participants: 60
Prospectus number: 5000MRELN
Class number: 1504
Language: English


Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Religion in the World 5
Comparative Religion 5

Choose two of the following courses:

Introduction to Buddhism 5
Jews and Judaism: An Introduction 5
Introduction to the Study of Islam 5
Introduction to Hinduism 5
Christendom: de basics 5
New Religions 5
Religions of Antiquity 5

Choose one of the following courses

Sociology of Religion 5
Psychology of Religion 5

Choose one of the following seminars

Seminar Religion 1: Rituals 5
Seminar Religion 2: Religion and Science 5

More info

For more information see Minors in English.