Religions in Contemporary America (Distinction)

Course Code Year Term Course Group Credits
IRL-613 1 Fall Distinction 3


This course will examine the religious landscape of America today. Focusing primarily on the Jewish, Christian, Hindu and Buddhist communities, students will gain a broad appreciation of the beliefs, sacred texts and key figures in each tradition. Further, they will examine the history of each community in the United States. At the end of the course, students will know how to interact with distinct theologies, respond to shared challenges and participate constructively in interfaith dialogue.



“My experience with BIS has been transformative. I have had direct access to scholars and their knowledge, alhamdulillah in a way I have never experienced before. We’ve deeply explored the Muslim experience academically, challenging many of my previously held beliefs and narratives. I am forever grateful to BIS, the scholars and the organizers for this experience”.

Nuha Muntasser, Student