Undergraduate Programs in Interfaith Studies

Interfaith Studies Minor at Nazareth College

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The Interfaith Studies Minor at Nazareth College is an Interdisciplinary Minor in Interfaith Studies which demonstrates Nazareth's commitment to globalization, pluralism, inclusiveness and spiritual values.  As we live together in a “small village” or in a “ship in the vast ocean,” we need to build relations and understanding for peaceful coexistence, better living and work environment.

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The Interdisciplinary Minor in Interfaith Studies program demonstrates Nazareth's commitment to globalization, pluralism, inclusiveness and spiritual values.  As we live together in a “small village” or in a “ship in the vast ocean,” we need to build relations and understanding for peaceful coexistence, better living and work environment.
Courses in the program are:

  • Experiential: Emphasizing active and engaged learning
  • Dialogical: Accentuating the tools of conversation, reasoning and mediation
  • Empathetic: Building appreciation for the spiritual beliefs and practices of diverse cultures
  • Critical and Interdisciplinary:Integrating the methods and insights of diverse disciplines to enhance analysis and understanding, challenging students to assess positions and evaluate strategies
  • Constructive: Enhancing positive strategies for religious and cultural understanding as well as cooperation among diverse peoples

Program Description

18 credits are required to complete the minor. Outside of the core courses, students may take no more than 6 elective credits in any one discipline because the program is interdisciplinary in nature.

Core Courses (6 credit hours):

  • RES 101—PI Exploring Religion     3 Credits

Plus one of the following:

  • RES 310    Interfaith Dialogue: Theory and Practice (3 Credits)
  • RES 483— Internship in Interfaith Studies and Dialogue (3 Credits)

Recommended Disciplinary Clusters

In addition to the two core courses, each student will take 4 elective courses from the recommended course list (no more than 6 credits in one discipline) attached to the program, or he/she may choose one of the following clusters that would best suit his/her professional career.

  1. Health & Human Services
  2. Education
  3. Faith, Peace and Conflict Resolution
  4. Faith and Pastoral Services
  5. Arts, Faith and Literature
  6. Social Work and Civic Engagement
  7. Business Management
  8. Faith, Gender and Race
  9. World Religions 

For more detail about the Interdisciplinary Minor, please open the attached file or e-mail us at interfaith@naz.edu

Multifaith and Spiritual Leadership Minor at NYU

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The minor in multifaith and spiritual leadership at NYU's Silver School of Social Work is a first-of-its-kind joint program housed in the Silver School of Social Work and the Wagner School of Public Service. The minor consists of academically rigorous, civically engaged classes that provide students of all faith backgrounds (including those who are unaffiliated with a particular faith tradition) the opportunity to engage purposefully in holistic multifaith dialogue, service, and academic work.

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The minor in multifaith and spiritual leadership is a first-of-its-kind joint program housed in the Silver School of Social Work and the Wagner School of Public Service. The minor consists of academically rigorous, civically engaged classes that provide students of all faith backgrounds (including those who are unaffiliated with a particular faith tradition) the opportunity to engage purposefully in holistic multifaith dialogue, service, and academic work. It also equips students to better understand their own faith traditions and spiritual beliefs while simultaneously engaging in multifaith learning, in and beyond the classroom. The minor is not only for the religious but it is also for students who are interested in faith and multifaith dialogue as important social phenomena, regardless of their own faith stance.

Students wishing to minor in multifaith and spiritual leadership should make an appointment with Dr. Marcella Runell Hall, director of the Of Many Multifaith Institute for Leadership, and clinical instructor at the Silver School of Social Work, to develop an academic plan. She can be reached at 212.998.2267 or by email at marcella@nyu.edu. To the extent permitted by their home school, students may double-count courses taken for this minor to satisfy core curriculum, majors, and additional minors 

The 16-credit multifaith and spiritual leadership minor consists of two required core four-credit courses; one four-credit required optional course selected from two options; and four additional elective credits for a total of 16 credits. All courses will be selected in consultation with the program director. This minor is open to all undergraduate students within the University. Specific course sequencing is not compulsory, but existing pre-requisite restrictions for electives will apply. Further, students will be required to develop a plan for progressing through the available courses for degree completion in advisement with the Of Many Multifaith Leadership director/SSSW faculty member.

Required Courses

Students must take the following two required core courses:

UPADM-GP253001 Multifaith Leadership in the 21st Century (4 credits, Required Core)
UNDSW-US 81 Whose Social Justice is it Anyway? Spirituality, Religion & Civic Engagement (4 credit, Required Core)

Students must choose one:
UNDSW-US 55 Diversity, Racism, Oppression & Privilege (4 credits) or
RELST-UA 1 Theories and Methods in the Study of Religion (4 credits)

Students must choose an additional four elective credits in conjunction with the program director.