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Religious Studies: Degree Requirements

Religious Studies Minor (21 credits)

Requirements:

  • Religious Studies 102: World Religions (3 cr.)
  • Religious Studies 108: Introduction to Religious Studies (Required Gateway for Majors) (3 cr.)
  • One Elective Course

Religious Studies Major (33 credits)

Core: Part I and Part II

PART I

Required Core Courses: 6 credits total

Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
Religious Studies 102World Religions3
Religious Studies 108Introduction to Religious Studies3

PART II

Distribution of Religious Studies Courses for the Major: 27 credits total

  • At least 2 courses from the Traditions category (6 credits)
  • At least 1 course from each of the other three categories (9 credits)
  • At least 9 credits of 300-level courses. The remaining 3 credits from any category level.

Distribution Categories and Courses:

1. Traditions: two courses required
Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
Religious Studies 210Christianity3
Religious Studies 211Catholicism in America3
Religious Studies 215Judaism3
Religious Studies 221The Hindu Tradition3
Religious Studies 222Buddhism3
Religious Studies 240Islam3
Religious Studies 285African-American Religions3
2. Texts: one course required
Religious Studies 120Religions, Children's Books Difference3
Religious Studies 203Hebrew Bible3
Religious Studies 204New Testament3
Religious Studies 304Hebrew Bible: Wisdom and Poetry3
Religious Studies 309Religion and Culture of New Testament3
Religious Studies 312Jesus and the Gospels3
Religious Studies 313Letters of Paul3
Religious Studies 314Women and the New Testament3
Religious Studies 340Hindu Myth and Ritual3
Religious Studies 354Buddhist Myth and Ritual3
3. Religion as Lived and Practiced: one course required
Religious Studies 104Religions of America3
Religious Studies 106The Bible and Current Events3
Religious Studies 263Women, Sustainability and Religion3
Religious Studies 318Religion and Sexuality3
Religious Studies 358Popular Religion in Asia3
Religious Studies 361Islamic Resurgence3
Religious Studies 364Cults and Sects in America3
Religious Studies 365Religion and Children in America3
Religious Studies 370Radical Religion in America3
4. Globalized Religion: one course required
Religious Studies 115Religion and the Making of Community -- Quest I only3
Religious Studies 123Religion and the Other -- Quest I only3
Religious Studies 164Religion and Nature3
Religious Studies 265Women and Religion3
Religious Studies 334The Holocaust and American Memory3
Religious Studies 338Comparative Religious Ritual3
Religious Studies 362Religion and Earth Ethics
3
Religious Studies 371Global Fundamentalisms in Contemporary Perspective3
Religious Studies 372Religious Radicalism and Globalization3
Religious Studies 380Terrorism and Religious Violence3
Religious Studies 381Terrorism and Religious Violence: Application and Issues3

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