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Religion and Media

General Information

Interdisciplinary in its offerings, the minor incorporates more than 25 courses from within 10 departments and programs. The minor is open to any SU student, but it is designed specifically to guide students in journalism and related fields toward an essential understanding of religious traditions and major issues involving religion that ther are likely to encounter in their careers. 
The Religion and Media minor is built on the premise that religion is a vital part of life in the U.S. and many other nations. Debates and society and politics - about which the news media is expected to inform the public - often cannot be fully understood without reference to religious ideas, organizations and movements. 

The minor requires 18 credits of course work, at least 12 of which must be taken in courses numbered at the 300-level or above. And two required courses REL 242: Religious Issues in American Life and REL 343: Religions and the News Media.

View the course catalog for the minor.

Program Director

R. Gustav Niebuhr

R. Gustav Niebuhr 
Associate Professor, Religion & the Media