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MID605 – Global Religions and Belief Systems

This course examines beliefs and practices of religious traditions around the world and their effect on culture, geopolitics, and business. Students examine and analyze the major religions of the world --Islam, Christianity, Judaism, Taoism, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Confucianism--their differences, similarities, and how practice of these religions impacts today's world.

Upon completion of the course students are expected to be able to do the following:

  1. Apply the methods used to study religions and belief systems.
  2. Analyze the traditional ways that human beings have been religious.
  3. Characterize the modes of human awareness used to express meaning.
  4. Compare the major religions and belief systems of the world.
  5. Analyze the similarities and differences between culture and religious traditions.
  6. Design international business strategies that incorporate the ways in which global religions and belief systems impact the conduct of international business.

Find out more about how the online M.A. in International Development from Saint Mary’s can benefit your career: call 877-308-9954 to speak with an enrollment counselor or request more information.