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IA 262 Religion & Global Politics

Faculty: Vinson
Content: Introduces students to the often-overlooked role of religious actors and politics in international affairs. While commonly associated with radicalism or terrorism, religious actors and ideas have played significant roles in democratization, peacebuilding, conflict resolution, humanitarianism, the evolution of human rights, and foreign policy. The course also explores relevant religious histories, the recent “resurgence” of Islam and Christianity, and definitions of “religion” and “secular.”
Prerequisites: IA 100.
Restrictions: Sophomore standing required.
Usually offered: Annually, spring semester.
Semester credits: 4.