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BRISTOL, Tenn., June 8, 2015 – Whether you get your daily dose of news via the TV,
newspaper, or from an online source, there are stories of political terrorism and
religious wars. Every day we hear new words like Sunni, Shia, ISIS, Shariah, and religious
extremism. This summer, King University’s Department of Philosophy and Religion is
offering a five-week online course, Religion and Politics in a Global Context, that
will help you gain a better understanding of the integral part that religion plays
on the global stage.
Religion and Politics in a Global Context (RELG 3292), running from July 20 through
Aug. 21, examines the prominent place of religion in our increasingly religio-political
environment. The course analyzes the relationship between politics and religion and
its impact on global events.
The King University professor teaching the online course is Don Michael Hudson, PhD.
Hudson is the chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion, director of the
King Summer Institute of Global Studies, and director of the King Tel Azekah Consortium.
He has been in the classroom for 35 years and traveled to more than 40 countries.
During the course term, Hudson will be on location at the Lautenschläger Azekah Expedition,
a biblical archaeological expedition in Tel Azekah, Israel. Hudson will teach the
online course from the Middle East.
“We are excited to offer this course in an online format,” says Hudson. “Without having
to step foot into a traditional classroom setting, students will be able to gain a
better understanding not only of religion but also how it fuels today’s world events.
This course can be taken as a stand-alone course or may be a great entry point into
an online degree through King University in Religious Studies.”
The Religion and Politics in a Global Context course will utilize multi-media including
movies, documentaries, and other internet sites and newscasts. The class will conclude
with a final student presentation, which may be in the form of a research paper, blog
post, or a podcast.
Registration for the Religion and Politics in the Global Context course must be completed
by July 17. Contact Don Michael Hudson, PhD, at email@example.com or 423.652.4154 for additional information on the course or on the Department of
Philosophy and Religion at King University.
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