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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ECON 315 - Economics of Religion

Prerequisites, MGSC 209 , or MATH 203 , and ECON 350 . This course employs economic theory and social-scientific methods to study religious beliefs, behavior, and institutions. By combining economic concepts and real-world data, this course will address a wide range of questions concerning the content, causes, and consequences of religion. To a lesser extent, the course will also study the social, political, and economic correlates of religion. (Note that the economic study of religion is a social-scientific enterprise. It does not seek to evaluate the truth of religious claims, nor does it promote one religion over another.) (Offered every year.) 3 credits