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The Quaker Studies minor offers students a framework within which they can engage in concentrated study of Quaker faith and practice, and thereby utilize to the fullest the rich resources in teaching and research on Quakerism available at Earlham College and the Earlham School of Religion (ESR). Some courses explore the development of Quaker religious thought. Others turn attention to the active service tradition of the Society of Friends.
The Program offers both introductory and advanced courses, and further work is possible by student request, through independent study and special seminars. The Quaker Studies minor does not presuppose a particular major. Instead, it is designed to meet the needs of students who want to know more about Quaker faith and practice irrespective of any specific professional or academic pursuits.