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Religious Studies Major and Minor Requirements

Requirements for a Major in Religious Studies

For more detailed information, refer to the University Catalogue of your entering year.
 

Required courses

    • Understanding Christian Faith
    • Biblical Texts and Contexts
    • Religions of the World
    • Seminar in Religious Studies
    • One Elective
    • One of the following Experiential Learning Elements
Travel Seminar
Research
Internship

 

Tracks

Majors must complete 12 semester hours in one of the following tracks: Comparative Studies, Christian Studies, or Religion and Culture.

Comparative Studies

Any Three from the Following Courses

  • Native American Spirituality
  • Islam
  • Buddhism
  • Religious Conflict and Peace
  • Gender and Religion

Christian Studies

Any Three from the Following Courses

  • The Black Church
  • Development of the Christian Tradition
  • Signs and Wonders
  • Old Testament Interpretation
  • Jesus and the Gospels
  • Paul and the Epistles
  • Christian Social Ethics
  • Philosophy of Religion

Religion and Culture

Any Three from the Following Courses

  • Religion and Film
  • Death and Dying
  • Religion and Science
  • Religious Conflict and Peace
  • Gender and Religion
  • Religion and Ecology

Requirements for a Minor in Religious Studies

Required Courses

  • Religions of the World
  • Seminar in Religious Studies
  • Two electives