Religious Studies Minor

The Religious Studies Minor complements majors in a variety of fields in the humanities and social sciences; for others it provides a way to focus various disciplines in the humanities on a profoundly significant part of cultures around the world.

Requirements

Required: minimum of 18 s.h. in Religious Studies at or above the 100 level including:

1.

REL 298Thinking About Religion

3

2. One course from each of the following categories for a total of nine (9) s.h.

Western Traditions:

REL 209Elements of Christian Thought

3

REL 210Christianity to the Reformation

3

REL 212Christianity from the Reformation to the Present

3

REL 215Judaism

3

REL 217The Synagogue

3

REL 229Introduction to African American Religions

3

REL 231Religion in America

3

REL 232American Religious Thought: A Survey

3

REL 240Modern Judaism

3

REL 301Early Christianity

3

REL 303Christianity in Byzantium

3

REL 305Religions of the Greco-Roman World

3

REL 309Spirituality and Culture in the West

3

REL 310Christianity and the Construction of Gender

3

REL 311Topics in Biblical Studies

3

REL 312Judaism and the Construction of Gender

3

REL 313Topics in Ancient Judaism

3

REL 314Saint and Society in the Early Middle Ages

3

REL 325Contemporary American Jewish Thought

3

REL 326American Religious Thought I

3

REL 327American Religious Thought II: The Romantic Tradition

3

REL 328American Religious Thought III: The Pragmatic Tradition

3

REL 330Major American Religious Thinkers

3

REL 332Contemporary African American Religious Thought

3

REL 340Modern Jewish Thinkers

3

REL 341Topics in Jewish Thought

3

REL 382Topics in Christian Thought

3

REL 383Seminar in a Major Christian Thinker

3

Non-Western Traditions:

REL 218Chinese Religion

3

REL 220Japanese Religion

3

REL 221Buddhism

3

REL 223Hinduism

3

REL 225Islam

3

REL 254Religion in Traditional Societies

3

REL 317Islam and the Construction of Gender

3

REL 366Religions of China: Selected Topics

3

REL 367Religions of Japan: Selected Topics

3

REL 368Religion in South Asia: Selected Topics

3

Cultural and Theoretical Studies:

REL 207Modern Problems of Belief

3

REL 248Comparative Religious Ethics

3

REL 251Topics in Religious Social Ethics

3

REL 252Ritual Studies

3

REL 253Religion, Art, and Visual Culture

3

REL 258Darwin, Evolution, and Human Nature

3

REL 259Philosophy of Religion

3

REL 315Religious Autobiography in the West

3

REL 318Theories and Methods in the Study of Religion

3

REL 323Religious Movements and Communities: Selected Topics

3

REL 324Philosophical Issues in Religion

3

REL 333Religion and Psychology

3

REL 355The Religious Discourse of Civil Rights

3

REL 356Religion and Colonialism

3

REL 365Myth and Theory

3

REL 503Topics in Religious Studies

3

3. Two additional electives in Religious Studies at the 100 level or above for six (6) s.h.


 

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