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Religious Studies Minor

The minor in Religious Studies is designed for students with a diversity of backgrounds and interests in religion. Just as religion in interrelated with many other aspects of society and culture, the minor in Religious Studies will complement coursework and research on religion undertaken in a broad range of disciplines and major departments. The required courses, Introduction to Religion, and Perspectives on Religion, provide students with an appreciation of the variety of phenomena that has characterized the religious experiences and actions of humanity, and with knowledge of the basic approached that have been used to understand such experiences and actions. Elective courses offered in several departments permit the student to develop his or her interest further, by exploring particular religious traditions and ways of studying religion. The Senior Capstone Project integrates previous learning and can be coordinated with work done in the student’s major, if desired, through arrangement of an appropriate faculty sponsor.

Requirements

The Minor:

18 semester hours of required courses and electives:

Lower Division Core (3 hours)

RLGN 1100 - Introduction to Religion Credit Hours: (3)

Upper Division Core (3 hours)

RLGN 3100 - Perspectives on Religion Credit Hours: (3)

Senior Capstone Project (3 hours)

RLGN 4990 - Capstone Project Credit Hours: (3)

Electives (9 hours)

All courses listed below are 3 hours unless otherwise noted. Other courses, including special topics, individual study, and directed readings courses, may be counted with prior permission of the Program Coordinator.

Elective Course Listing: 

  • AAAS 4251 - African Religions/Diaspora Credit Hours: (3)
  • CLAS 2481 - Mythology Credit Hours: (3)
  • ENGL 4461 - Bible as Literature Credit Hours: (3)
  • HIST 3273 - Islamic History to 1405 Credit Hours: (3)
  • HIST 3275 - History of Jewish People Credit Hours: (3)
  • JDST 2850 - Religions of Abraham Credit Hours: (3)
  • JDST 3601 - Judaism Credit Hours: (3)
  • JDST 3661 - Perspectives on the Old Testament Credit Hours: (3)
  • JDST 3801 - Ancient & Medieval Jewish Thought Credit Hours: (3)
  • JDST 3802 - Modern Jewish Thought Credit Hours: (3)
  • JDST 4511 - Holocaust Studies Credit Hours: (3)
  • JDST 4801 - Jewish Mysticism Credit Hours: (3)
  • PHIL 3701 - Human and the Divine Credit Hours: (3)
  • PHIL 3702 - Philosophy of Religion Credit Hours: (3)
  • PHIL 3721 - Chinese Philosophy Credit Hours: (3)
  • POLS 3102 - Religion and Politics Credit Hours: (3)
  • RLGN 4010 - Directed Readings Credit Hours: (3)
  • RLGN 4050-4075-RLGN 4075 [Inactive] 
  • SOCI 3860 - Religion and Society Credit Hours: (3)
  • UNIV 3581 - Faith/Reason/Imagination Credit Hours: (3)
  • UNIV 3590 - New Testament Credit Hours: (3)
  • UNIV 3565 - Comparative Christianity Credit Hours: (3)