Students in the B.A. in Religion and Politics will:

  • Demonstrate a broad mastery of the liberal arts, including cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary skills of interpretation, critical thinking skills, and oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrate a mastery of religious studies methods
  • Demonstrate competency in the keys dimensions of political theory and political science
  • Demonstrate a high-level of competency in one’s understanding of the history, beliefs, evolution, and practice of religion and governance in the Islamic cultural sphere, or in East Asian/Confucian sphere or in the West and demonstrate the competencies needed to compare developments and institutions in one’s area of specialization with those in place in other major cultural spheres
  • Demonstrate a critical, non-prejudicial understanding of how the world’s religions differentially impact social, political, and economic development
  • Demonstrate an understanding of key social institutions (and their impact upon developments in religion and politics)
  • Demonstrate at least a 104 level of competency in a foreign language germane to the region, which the student has chosen as his or her area studies concentration
  • Demonstrate the ability to undertake independent work and produce research at a high quality for undergraduates
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