UT Dallas 2019 Undergraduate Catalog

SOC4387 - Religion in International Development

SOC 4387 Religion in International Development (3 semester credit hours) This course begins with an introduction to the role of religion in international development , and continues by exploring the role religion plays in the economic and political development of nation states and how Protestantism, Catholicism, and Islam encourage development in Latin America, the Middle East, and South Asia. Specifically, we will study how these religions - including their core beliefs, reinterpretation of scripture, and women's leadership of religious institutions - contribute to the advancement of women's social, economic, and political status, opportunities, and legal rights. Alongside religion, the course examines economic, educational, and political institutions and social movements (work, or employment, higher education, democracy, and the human rights movement) that also contribute to women's advancement (3-0) R