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Religious Studies Minor
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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.

The Minor: 18 semester hours of required courses and electives:

Lower Division Core (3 hours)

RLGN 1100 Introduction to Religion

Upper Division Core (3 hours)

RLGN 3100 Perspectives on Religion

Senior Capstone Project (3 hours)

RLGN 4990 Senior Capstone Project in Religious Studies

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; ANTH 4253, Anthropology of Religion; ARTH 4031, Art/Iconoclasm/Images; CLAS 2481, Mythology; ENGL 4461, Bible as Literature; HIST 3273, Islamic Civilization; HIST 3274, Modern Islamic World; HIST 3275, History of Jewish People; HIST 4064, Ancient India; JDST 2850, Religions of Abraham; JDST 3601, Judaism; JDST 3661, Old Testament; JDST 3801, Jewish Thought I; JDST 3802, Jewish Thought II; JDST 4511, Holocaust Studies; JDST 4801, Jewish Mysticism; JDST 4841, Biblical Archaeology; PHIL 3701, Human and the Divine; PHIL 3702, Philosophy of Religion; PHIL 3721, Chinese Philosophy; POLS 3102, Religion and Politics; RLGN 4010, Directed Readings; RLGN 4050-75, Special Topics in Religious Studies; SOCI 3860, Sociology of Religion; UNIV 3581, Faith, Reason and Imagination.


Course Descriptions

College of Arts and Sciences

Aerospace Studies (AERO)
African and African American Studies (AAAS)
Anthropology (ANTH)
Biology (BIOL)
College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
Chemistry (CHEM)
City and Regional Planning (PLAN)
Computer Science (COMP)
Criminology and Criminal Justice (CJUS)
Earth Sciences (ESCI)
English (ENGL)
Emergency Management (EMGT)
Environmental Studies (ENVR)
Health Administration (HADM)
History (HIST)
International Studies (INTL)
Judaic Studies (JDST)
Mathematics (MATH)
Military Science (ARMY)
Naval Science (NAVY)
Philosophy (PHIL)
Physics (PHYS)
Political Science (POLS)
Public and Nonprofit Administration (PADM)
Psychology (PSYC)
Religious Studies (RLGN)
Social Work (SWRK)
Sociology (SOCI)
Women's Studies (WMST)

Foreign Languages and Literatures

Arabic (ARAB)
Chinese (CHIN)
Classics (CLAS)
French (FREN)
German (GERM)
Greek (GREK)
Hebrew (HEBR)
Italian (ITAL)
Japanese (JAPN)
Languages and Literature (LALI)
Latin (LATN)
Portuguese (PORT)
Russian (RUSS)
Spanish (SPAN)

Fogelman College of Business and Economics

Accountancy (ACCT)
Business Administration (BA)
Economics (ECON)
Finance, Insurance and Real Estate (FIR)
Management Information Systems (MIS)
Management (MGMT)
Marketing (MKTG))
Supply Chain Management Science (SCMS)

College of Communication and Fine Arts

Architecture (ARCH)
Art (ART)
Art History (ARTH)
Communication (COMM)
Communication/Fine Arts (CCFA)
Dance (DANC)
Interior Design (IDES)
Journalism (JOUR)
Theatre (THEA)


Applied Music (MUAP)
Music Appreciation (MUS)
Music Education (MUSE)
Music History, Literature, and Appreciation (MUHL)
Music Industry (MUID)
Music Theory and Composition (MUTC)
Sacred Music (MUSA)

College of Education, Health and Human Sciences

Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research

Counseling and Personnel Services (COUN)
Educational Psychology and Research (EDPR)

Health and Sport Sciences

Dietetics (NUTR)
Health and Human Performance (EXSS)
Health and Sport Sciences (HMSE)
Healthcare Leadership (HCL)
Health Promotion (HPRO)
Physical Education Activities (PHED)
Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE)
Sport and Leisure Commerce (SLC)
Sport and Leisure Management (SLS)

Instruction and Curriculum Leadership

Early Childhood Education (ECED)
Educational Services (EDSV)
Elementary Education (ELED)
Instruction and Curriculum Leadership (ICL)
Instructional Design and Technology (IDT)
Leadership (LEAD)
Reading (RDNG)
Special Education (SPED)

Herff College of Engineering

Biomedical Engineering (BIOM)
Civil Engineering (CIVL)
Electrical and Computer Engineering (EECE)
Engineering (ENGR)
Mechanical Engineering (MECH)
Technology (TECH)

Loewenberg School of Nursing

Nursing (NURS)

University College

Family and Consumer Science (CSED)
Merchandising (MRCH)
Paralegal Studies (LEGL)
University College (UNIV)

Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management

Hospitality and Resort Management (HPRM)

Independent Programs

Orientation Program (ACAD)
University Honors Program (UNHP)
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