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Religious Studies

IU Semester Programs

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Mainstreamed Programs in English

Mainstreamed programs offer the widest range of courses through their university’s Religious Studies department and attract the largest number of majors. These programs also offer the best opportunity for cultural immersion.


Representative list of previous courses

  • African Traditional Religions
  • Healing, Ritual, and Power
  • Indian Religious Thought
  • Intro to Hinduism
  • Intro to Islam
  • Psychology and Religion
  • Christianity and Ethics
  • Religion and Story
Mainstreamed Programs in Other Langauges

These programs require proficiency in a second language and offer different degrees of mainstreaming. Variety and number of courses varies by program, but all of them offer the opportunity to study at least one or more Religious Studies courses in another language.


Representative list of previous courses

  • Doctrina Social de la Iglesia
  • Le Peuple Juif
  • Religion y Sociedad
  • Religioni dell'Estremo Oriente
  • Religiosidad Popular en Chile
  • Storia Religioni Classiche
Programs for U.S.-based Students Taught in English or Other Languages

We offer a number of programs that provide a limited selection of area studies courses that are taught exclusively for Americans. Generally one language class is required for programs that operate in a country where English is not the native language. Some of the programs offer classes only in the host country’s language. Coursework taken on the programs would fulfill general education, elective, and possibly major or minor requirements.

Programs in English

Programs in another language

In an increasingly competitive global economy, the international dimension of education is becoming more and more important. Indeed, it is a matter of practical necessity: we have to provide it as a part of a good education, and students increasingly demand it."

-IU President Michael A. McRobbie

Other Options

All IU majors can explore opportunities in a wide range of IU and Non-IU programs.

IU Programs

Non-IU Programs

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