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 throughout 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.
This minor includes mandatory and elective courses and is designed to acquaint students with the tools essential for studying, interpreting, and analysing religion as a (human) phenomenon. The first mandatory course, Religion in the World, provides an introductory survey of religion as a human cultural endeavor from prehistory to the present and from a global perspective. The second mandatory course, Comparative Religion, introduces the method of comparison and the difference between contextualised and decontextualised approaches in the study of religion. Students then have a choice of two electives that focus on specific religious traditions (e.g. Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, etc.) or themes (e.g. Politics, Science and Religion, Media, Education, etc.), as well as one elective exploring a social scientific approach (Sociology of Religion or Psychologie van Religie).
The course list for the minor includes both English and Dutch courses, but it is possible to take the minor entirely in English (either entirely in semester 1, or spread across both semesters).
Maximum number of participants: 70
Prospectus number: 5000MRELN
Class number: 1035