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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Interreligious Relations


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Minimum number of credits required to graduate:  124

Minimum Cumulative GPA required to graduate:  2.0

Minimum number of credits to complete the minor: 20

The minor in Inter-religious Relations explores the relationship between diverse religious traditions, with a particular emphasis on the relationship between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. It sheds light on how relationships between religions can influence culture, politics, and society around the world. Courses in this minor explore how relations between religious traditions can lead to conflict and violence, and also how they can bring communities together to work toward reconciliation and peace. This minor enriches all other courses of study at Merrimack College and provides valuable tools in any career.

The Inter-religious Relations minor consists of 20 credits. There are two required courses, and three electives. 

Minor Requirements


There are two required components

  • RTS 1010 World Religions 

       OR

  • RTS 1050 Quest for Meaning

       OR

       RTS 1650 Passages: Rituals and Sacred Texts of teh Abrahamic Religions

  • RTS 3760 - Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations

Note


The remaining three courses are electives drawn from a broad range of relevant studies. Some of the electives are outside of the Religious & Theological Studies Department.

Approved Electives for the minor in Interreligious Relations


  • RTS 2000 - Hinduism Credits: 4
  • RTS 2010 - Buddhism Credits: 4
  • RTS 2100 - Judaism Credits: 4
  • RTS 2150 - Islam Credits: 4
  • RTS 2200 - Introduction to Hebrew Scripture Credits: 4
  • RTS 2300 - Introduction to the New Testament Credits: 4
  • RTS 2800 - Social Ethics: Christian Perspectives Credits: 4
  • RTS 2810 - Sex, Marriage, Family & Work Credits: 4
  • RTS 2820 - Bioethics & Healthcare: Theological Approaches Credits: 4
  • RTS 2900 - Holocaust: Theology, Reality, & Aftermath Credits: 4
  • RTS 2950 - Ethics in the Abrahamic Tradition Credits: 4
  • RTS 3030 - Humans, Earth, & the Sacred: Religion & the Environment Credits: 4
  • RTS 3200 - God in the Hebrew Bible Credits: 4
  • RTS 3210 - Gender & the Bible Credits: 4
  • RTS 3650 - Death & Dying in HIstory, Religions, and Society Credits: 4
  • RTS 3750 - Christians and Jews: Conflicts and Reconciliations Credits: 4
  • RTS 3850 - War & Peace: Religious Perspectives Credits: 4
  • RTS 3900 - Women’s Voices in the Holocaust Credits: 4

 

  • POL 3525 - Politics of the Middle East Credits: 4
  • PHL 2420 - Wisdoms of Asia Credits: 4
  • COM 4531 - Intercultural Communication Credits: 4
  • HIS 3365 - History of Muslim Communities, 600-1600 Credits: 4
  • HIS 3366 - History of Modern Middle East Credits: 4
  • HIS 3360 - Medieval European Civilization Credits: 4
  • HIS 3355 - Barbarians & Holy Men: The History of Late Antiquity Credits: 4

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