Religion for Professionals
Because contemporary religion can touch the daily lives of every working professional, from local merchants to international financiers, CGU’s Religion department has created Religion for Professionals, a Master’s program that provides practical knowledge for those in the fields of education, media, human resources, civil government, culture, and many others. Tailor a curriculum in keeping with your interests and industry, and learn how scripture, history, theology, and spirituality affect everything from world politics to local government.
MA Unit Requirements:
The degree requires a minimum of 32 units of coursework (8 courses), with no additional requirements other than the Master’s Seminar in Religion and that your curriculum involves the study of at least two different religions.
While some of our courses deal with the interface between religion, politics, and culture, other courses will pursue an in-depth study of a particular religion, its scripture, history, theology, spirituality, and/or worship. The program advisor will work closely with you to make sure there is harmonious balance between the different kinds of courses.
Courses will be taken mostly from the regular offerings of the Religion department but may also include a maximum of two courses from other schools at CGU.
Some of the classes that have been offered are:
- Master’s Seminar in Religion
- Religious Pluralism
- Gender, Violence, and Religion
- Sexuality and Hierarchy
- Islamic Law and Legal Theory
- Comparative Scriptures
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