International Studies and Religious Studies

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Religion’s Role in Global Affairs

With a combined degree in International Studies and Religious Studies, students learn about the economic, political, and cultural systems that drive our world. This combined major focuses on how religion affects global politics, trade, and international relations.

Graduates will find professional success in government, international organizations, journalism, international consulting, international business, education, community development, and human rights work with non-governmental organizations, particularly those requiring specialized knowledge about religion and global religious diversity.



Sample courses in this program include:

  • TI250-RL, Religions of the World (3)
  • AN380, The Super Natural & the Sacred (3)
  • RL382, Liberation Theologies (3)
  • RL381, Theory and Method in the Study of Religion (3)
  • IS410/RL310, Global Studies/Religion and Globalization (3)

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Chad Bauman
Professor – Religion
Department of Philosophy and Religion
Biography Professor Bauman grew up in eastern Pennsylvania before going to Goshen College, in Northern Indiana, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree. After college, Professor Bauman went to Princeton Theological Seminary (PTS) and earned both an M.Div….
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Fait Muedini
Professor, International Studies
International Studies – LAS
Fait Muedini is a faculty member in the Department of International Studies at Butler University. He is also a Fellow at the Desmond Tutu Center for Peace, Reconciliation, and Global Justice at the Christian Theological Seminary and Butler University in…
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