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