Religion has been, and is, a major influence on American business, politics, education, ethics and more. Yet few existing disciplines include study of how religion impacts the history, format or interpretation of the subject matter.
We believe it is productive to integrate teaching about religion into courses from other disciplines as well as create courses specific to the mission of the Center. We aim to create curricula that will equip professional schools around the nation with strategies and materials that prepare students to work in a diverse society.
The University of Missouri is one of only six public universities in the country with professional schools of medicine, veterinary and law on one campus. Because we believe it is important to impact curriculum and training in many professions, materials can be tailored for the teaching methods of each profession. Faculty in a range of disciplines contribute to curriculum.
Courses affiliated with the Center include “Journalism, Religion and Public Life,” “Religion Reporting and Writing,” “Religion and the Professions,” “Spirituality and Health” and “Religious Literacy for the Public and Professions.” Graduate students can also work with selected faculty on research in the field of religion and the professions.
The Center can also assist in arranging speakers on topics related to religion, ethics, current events and professions for classes or events.
Religion and the Professions Courses
The following courses, which examine issues related to religion and professional service, have been offered by faculty members affiliated with the Center.
- Journalism 4426/7426: Religion Reporting & Writing (Spring 2009)
- Journalism 4426/7426: Religion Reporting and Writing (Spring 2008)
- General Honors 1030: Religion and the Professions (Fall 2007)
- Health Professions 2001: Topics in Health Professions: Spirituality and Health (Winter 2007)
- Journalism 4426 / 7426: Religion Reporting and Writing (Spring 2009)
- General Honors 1030: Religion and the Professions (Fall 2006)
- Journalism 8001: Journalism, Religion and Public Life (Winter 2006)
- General Honors 1030: Religion and the Professions (Fall 2005)
- Journalism 8001: Journalism, Religion, and Public Life (Winter 2005)
- Journalism 348: Religion Reporting and Writing (Fall 2004)