FSB Diversity Courses

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All students in the Farmer School of Business must complete a Diversity Requirement as part of the required common core of business courses.

Your options

Any one of the following courses in the study of religion will satisfy the FSB diversity requirement. If you take one of these courses, it will also count for the Intercultural Perspectives requirement in the Global Miami Plan.

Offered in Spring 2022: REL 241 (cross-listed with AMS 241; you could sign up for either)

REL 241 - Religions of the American Peoples

Provides an introductory survey of how diverse religious or spiritual traditions practiced in the United States shape the lives of adherents, in areas including diet, dress, sexuality, health, finances, holidays, and life transitions.

REL 313 - Marriage Across Cultures

Engages feminist theory and gender studies to explore the consequences of different types of marital formations (polygamous as well as monogamous) for the lives of women and men in selected Western and non-Western cultures.

REL 342 - Religious Pluralism in Modern America

Examines selected topics (these vary by semester) related to minority religions in the United States today. Students gain theoretical perspective on minority religious experience and/or social challenges occasioned by religious diversity.

For students in REL 241 or 342

By taking either REL 241 or REL 342, you fill not only the FSB diversity requirement but also a level in the Thematic Sequence REL 1: Religion in American Life. If you wish to complete that Thematic Sequence, you need to take only two more courses.

The Global Miami Plan requires you to complete a Thematic Sequence unless you have a minor or second major outside your department of major.