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US-WORLD 32 - The World's Religions in Multicultural America: Case Studies in Religious Pluralism or return to Course Catalog Search

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Faculty of Arts and SciencesGeneral EducationDiana Eck
TermDay and TimeLocation
Fall 2017-2018  (show academic calendar)TuTh   11:30 a.m. - 12:59 p.m.CGIS South S020 (FAS)
4  (show credit conversion for other schools)
Credit Level

An exploration of the dynamic religious landscape of the US with special focus on Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, and Sikh traditions in the most recent period of post-1965 immigration. How are faith and freedom negotiated in a more complex society? In what contexts do minority religious communities encounter long-dominant Christian and Jewish communities? How is America changing as religious communities struggle with civic, constitutional, ethical, and theological issues, especially in the post-9/11 period? Readings, films, discussion, and class projects will focus on particular cases and controversies.

If student interest exceeds the course limit, a lottery will be conducted. See the course website for more details. This course, when taken for a letter grade, meets the General Education requirement for United States in the World or Culture and Belief, but not both.

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Cross Registration
Eligible for cross-registration
With permission of instructor/subject to availability

MIT students please cross register from MIT's Add/Drop application.