This course, for fall 2011, explores traditional theories of development and religion, the influence of religious cultures, how religion is viewed by mainstream development practitioners, comparative religious approaches to development, policy issues at the intersection of religion and development, and religious NGOs in the international development context. Special topics include relationship of religion to microenterprise development, peace-making, human rights, politics, education and women's development. It is worth 3 credits(course no. 25423) and will be under the instruction of Robert Osborn, PhD and Darin Mather, PhD candidate. The class will meet on Mondays, from 1:25-4:15 in 220 Wulling Hall(East Bank) and may be taken by 3rd and 4th year undergrads. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 651-402-2600.