Course Requirements

The Pluralism Project at the University of Michigan-Dearborn is an ongoing research program involving students and faculty from anthropology and sociology in the Department of Behavioral Sciences. Anthropology, the comparative study of humanity and culture, seeks to explain both the diversity and similarity in human behavior around the world.  Sociology has grown in scope as society has become more complex and pluralistic, focusing on the way society is organized and the individual's relationship to it. The study of religion as an aspect of culture or as a social institution is of fundamental importance in both disciplines.  Students enrolled in Anthropology 440 (Religion and Culture), Sociology 455 (Sociology of Religion),and Independent Study, have participated in the research of the Pluralism Project.