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The religion in America minor focuses on the study of religious traditions, people, history, and ideas in the American, particularly United States, context. Students explore traditions both endemic and imported to the United States, as well as themes of religious and national identity; the intersectionality of race, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, and religion in American society; and the relationship between religion and American culture. The minor enables students to situate themselves in both American history and contemporary society to find a new lens for understanding themselves, their various professional paths, and the world around them.
Office of Undergraduate Admission
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|Two (2) Tier I courses (below)|
|Religion in the United States|
|Jews and Judaism in America|
|Afro-Caribbean and African American Religions: Shout, O Children!|
|Islam in America
Buddhism in the United States
|Two (2) Tier II courses (below)|
|American Prophetic Tradition
Saints, Sinners, and Sisters: Women and Religion in American History
|Mormonism: An American Church|
|American Catholic Theologians|
|I'm Spiritual, Not Religious: The American Spiritual Tradition|
|New Religious Movements in America|
|Religion and Medicine in the United States|
A detailed list of course requirements, offerings, and more can be viewed in the University’s course catalog.
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Diversity and Inclusive Excellence
As a Jesuit, Catholic university, Fairfield is dedicated to diversity and inclusion; to radical hospitality in service of racial, social, and economic justice.
The College of Arts and Sciences at Fairfield University is home to a vibrant community of engaged faculty, dedicated staff and budding scholars devoted to the process of invention and discovery and excited by the prospect of producing knowledge in the service of others. Meet the dedicated members of our Religion in America program.