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Religious Studies

Examine the practices and beliefs of major religions and how they shape both individuals and whole cultures.

Why Study Religious Studies?

With a religious studies minor at USD, you will explore the function and diversity of religious expression in the human experience. Gain an understanding of religious movements and their impact on individuals, societies and cultures around the world and increase your cultural awareness and knowledge of global complexity.

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Religious Studies

  Vermillion Main Campus

This 18-credit minor expands your understanding of the past and present of religions around the world. Courses include World Religions, Religion in American History and Philosophy and Religion.

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David Burrow



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Elise Boxer

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Kurt Hackemer

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Sara Lampert

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Mark Madsen

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Molly Rozum

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