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2023-2024 Westminster College Catalog 
2023-2024 Westminster College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interfaith Studies Minor

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The Interfaith Studies program aims to provide students with an understanding of faith traditions in most of their various historically significant forms. The minor provides a valuable perspective for understanding the significance of faith in the context of both world events and individual human life. It requires an appreciation of the role of various traditions in other educational areas such as sociology, politics, history, and the arts. Its mission is to provide students with a reliable, detailed, but broad exposure to a variety of cultures across human history while requiring them to consider and analyze critically the implications and entailments of both religious and secular behavior within those cultures. Reliable information from a wide variety of cultural studies and sacred scriptures must be analyzed in order to achieve these ends.

Interfaith Studies Minor Outcomes

  • To acquire knowledge of the history of global cultural commitments and traditions.
  • To acquire intellectual and practical skills, including critical and creative thinking, research and analysis, and written and oral communication skills.
  • To become practiced in integrative learning, including the synthesis and application of knowledge from a variety of sources and skills from a variety of disciplinary approaches to unfamiliar and complex situations.
  • To acquire a greater understanding of all people, including ourselves, as individuals in cultures comparable with all other human cultures.

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