For SKSM students only. The course introduces students to the human right of freedom of religion or belief, based on a review of the conceptual and operational tools, as well as illustrative empirical evidence, necessary for advanced study of the issue. The course is designed so that students of religious studies and/or theology, as well as religious leaders, can develop an understanding of how this right has come to be defined, protected, interrogated, and addressed, in a global order that remains organized according to the (evolving and problematic) political entity known as the state.
Students must contact the instructor via e-email prior to enrolling in order to receive permission to register. Registration is contingent upon faculty approval.
Relates to SKSM Threshold 1 and 2 and MFC Comp 4, 5, and 7.
Conducted in cooperation with the Religious Freedom Center of the Newseum, http://www.religiousfreedomcenter.org/programs/religious-civic-leaders/. Online during the Fall 2018 Semester (September-December) plus three day immersion at the RFC in Washington, DC. Travel expenses are the responsibility of the students. Separate application must be made to the Religious Freedom Center. Designed and administered by Dr. Elizabeth H. Prodromou of the RFC, supervised by Christopher Schelin (http://www.religiousfreedomcenter.org/contact/directory/?entry=25).