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  Sep 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Religion and the Media Minor


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Gustav Niebuhr
313 Tolley Humanities Building
rgniebuh@syr.edu
315-443-5723

Interdisciplinary in its offerings, the minor incorporates more than 25 courses within 10 departments and programs. The minor is open to any SU student, but it is designed specifically to guide students in journalism and related fields towards an essential understanding of religious traditions and major issues involving religion that they are likely to encounter in their careers.

The Religion and Media minor is built on the premise that religion is a vital part of life in the U.S. and many other nations. Debates about society and politics-about which the news media is expected to inform the public-often cannot be fully understood without reference to the religious ideas, organizations and movements.

Requirements


The minor requires 18 credits of course work, at least 12 of which must be taken in courses numbered at the 300-level or above. And two required courses REL 242 - Religious Issues in American Life  and REL 343 - American Religions and the News Media .

The minor’s courses are divided into two clusters. They include the listed courses, but is not restricted to them, allowing for the inclusion of other courses developed later. The minor requires students to take a course only from within the World Religions cluster; the other cluster contains electives and is intended to encourage intellectual exploration of the study of religion.

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