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Religious Studies

Minor in Religious Studies


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Minor in Religious Studies

The Minor in Religious Studies enables students to be introduced to the academic study of religion from the perspective of the social sciences and humanities. Students are encouraged to develop their plan of study in consultation with a faculty advisor in Religious Studies. Any changes must be approved by the advisor.

Note: No new students are being admitted to this minor. Contact the college with any questions.

Requirements for the Minor

Students wishing to minor in Religious Studies must complete 18 semester hours, including at least 9 semester hours above the 100-level, from the list of courses approved by the Religious Studies Committee.

Required Courses—Religious Studies Minor
Hours
Two courses from the following:
6
CST/RELS 120—Catholic Thought: An Introduction (3)  
RELS 130—Introduction to Islam (3)  
   
JST 101—Introduction to Judaism (3)
 
OR  
JST 102—Introduction to Jewish History (3)  
   
Four additional courses chosen in consultation with an advisor
12
Total Hours—Religious Studies Minor
18


Courses Approved for the Minor in Religious Studies

The following courses are approved for a minor in Religious Studies. Students select from this list with the approval of their advisor in Religious Studies.

Courses
Hours
African American Studies (AAST)  
120—African American Religious Traditions
3
445—History of Islam in the African World
Same as HIST 445
3
   
Anthropology (ANTH)  
215—Anthropology of Religions
3
271—American Indian Religion and Philosophy
3
   
Art History (AH)
221—History of Medieval Architecture
3
242— Early Christian Byzantine Art and Architecture
3
243—Medieval Art and Architecture
3
   
Catholic Studies (CST)  
120—Catholic Thought: An Introduction
Same as RELS 120
3
150—Catholicism in U.S. History
Same as HIST 150, RELS 150
3
294—Topics in Catholic History
Same as HIST 294, RELS 294
3
394—Topics in Catholic History and Culture
Same as HIST 394, RELS 394
3
   
Classics and Mediterranean Studies (CL)  
208—Greek Mythology
3
   
English (ENGL)  
115—Understanding the Bible as Literature
Same as RELS 115
3
478—The Bible as Literature: Hebrew Bible
Same as JST 478, RELS 478
3
479—The Bible as Literature: New Testament
Same as RELS 479
3
   
History (HIST)  
150—Catholicism in U.S. History
Same as CST 150, RELS 150
3
256—The American Religious Experience
3
294—Topics in Catholic History
Same as CST 294, RELS 294
3
394—Topics in Catholic History and Culture
Same as CST 394, RELS 394
3
495—Topics in Religious History
Same as RELS 495
3
   
Jewish Studies (JST)  
101—Introduction to Judaism
3
102—Introduction to Jewish History
3
478—The Bible as Literature: Hebrew Bible
Same as ENGL 478, RELS 478
3
   
Music (MUS)  
230—Music History I
3
   
Philosophy (PHIL)  
115—Death
3
241—Philosophy of Religion
3
422—Medieval Philosophy
3
441—Topics in Philosophy of Religion
3
   
Religious Studies (RELS)  
115—Understanding the Bible as Literature
Same as ENGL 115
3
120—Catholic Thought: An Introduction
Same as CST 120
3
130—Introduction to Islam
3
150—Catholicism in U.S. History
Same as CST 150, HIST 150
3
246—The Sociology of Religion
Same as SOC 246
3
250—Eastern and Western Philosophies of Religion
Same as INST 250
3
255—Religious Diversity: Conceptual and Practical Issues
3
256—Religious Experiences in American History
Same as HIST 256
3
294—Topics in Catholic History
Same as CST 294, HIST 294
3
320—Major Thinkers in Religious Studies
3
392—Major Problems in Religious Studies
3
394—Topics in Catholic History and Culture
Same as CST 394, HIST 394
3
446—Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in American Religion
Same as SOC 446
3
478—The Bible as Literature: Hebrew Bible
Same as ENGL 478, JST 478
3
479—The Bible as Literature: New Testament
Same as ENGL 479
3
495—Topics in Religious History
Same as HIST 495
3
   
Sociology (SOC)  
246—The Sociology of Religion
Same as RELS 246
3
446—Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in American Religion
Same as RELS 446
3