If you have not had enough opportunities yet to include religions into your studies, this is the time to extend your knowledge of religions and discover connections between your own discipline and the religious dimensions of contemporary issues. The courses in this minor aim to deepen the interest that you already bring to the courses from within your own disciplines by applying your existing insights to the often less known field of world religions. This enriches your understanding of your own discipline but also your understanding of contemporary societal issues that multicultural and multireligious societies face.
Step into the religious dimensions of global challenges
How do global religions (Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism) cope with contemporary challenges? How are religions worldwide involved in conflict and peace, nationalism, or human rights? Do religions contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals? How do religions deal with gender?
Studying at VU Amsterdam
Amsterdam, a global city
It is not surprising that Amsterdam is known as the number one student city in the Netherlands.
What will your daily life as a student look like?
You can get a good idea of this if you take a look at a timetable and read about the courses for your programme in the study guide.
Don't just become something, become someone at VU Amsterdam
How is the world changing today and what will it look like tomorrow? With the course ‘A Broader Mind’, we challenge you to look at knowledge, society and at yourself with a broader perspective.
On campus if we can. Online because we can.