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2016-2017 Catalog

Religion and Politics

Religion and Politics is a coordinate major between the departments of government and law, and religious studies. The major proceeds under two assumptions. First, religious phenomena are a fundamental and often essential component of political analysis. Second, the political implications of religious beliefs, behavior, and institutions are important to the study of religion. In brief, this major gives students greater insight into political dynamics and enhances their ability to assess the impact that religious values have on politics.

Students may choose from two tracks - 1) American Politics and Theory: emphasis on religious study in the realm of American politics and theory, 2) International: emphasis on religious study in the international arena.