Religious Studies Minor

Religious Studies Minor

 

Religious Studies Minor Sheet [pdf]

The religious studies minor employs an academic approach to religion, stressing its role as an important dimension of human experience in different cultural contexts. A minor in religious studies consists of a minimum of 15 credit hours. All students must take Religious Studies 2370 and either 3972 or 4970. Two core courses must be chosen from those listed below. One additional course must be chosen from the list of courses in specific traditions (“additional courses”). Traditions from which students may choose are Abrahamic (Judaism, Christianity, Islam); Indo-Sinitic (Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism); and Indigenous/Folk/Archaic (Native American, Shinto, African). Up to 6 credit hours of overlap with the GE is permitted.

Required Courses (6 credits):

  • Rel St 2370 Introduction to Comparative Religion (required)
  • Rel St 3972 Theory and Method in the Study of Religion
  • OR 4970 Foundational Approaches to the Study of Religion. Religious Studies Capstone

Religious Studies Core Courses

(two of the following are required, 6 credits, at least 3 in Comparative Studies):

  • Anthropology 5621 Anthropology of Religion
  • Rel St 3678 Religion and American Culture
  • Rel St 4873 Contemporary Religious Movements in Global Context
  • Rel St 4874 New Age and New Religious Movements
  • Rel St 4875 Gender, Sexuality, and Religion
  • Rel St 4876 Comparative Sacred Architecture
  • Rel St 4877 Myth and Ritual
  • Rel St 4878 Ritual and Ceremony
  • Rel St 5691 Topics in Comparative Studies (with approved topic)
  • History 3275 Religion and Its Critics in Modern Thought
  • Philosophy 5850 Philosophy of Religion
  • Political Science 4162 Religion and American Politics
  • Sociology 3467 Sociology of Religion

Elective Courses for Religious Studies

Additional courses

3 credit hours in a single tradition.

Buddhism

  • Rel St 3673, 5871
  • History of Art 2003, 4701, 5701, 5711, 5712, 5713, 5723, 5816, 5821
  • Japanese 5271
  • Philosophy 2120

Christianity

  • Rel St 4872H
  • English 2280
  • Classics 3401, 3405, 4031, 5402
  • Hebrew 5602
  • History 2220, 2230, 2231,3045,  3228, 3306, 3229, 3230, 3235, 3236, 3245, 3100
  • History of Art 5525, 3521, 4411, 4421, 4510, 5420
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies 2215, 2618
  • Philosophy 3220, 5220, 5850

Hinduism

  • History 2390, 2391
  • History of Art 5702, 5711, 5712
  • Religious Studies 3671

Indigenous/folk/archaic

  • African-American and African Studies 3342H
  • Classics 2220, 3401, 3402, 3403, 5401
  • Religious Studies 3672, 3674, 4874, 4822, 5871, 5691 (with approved topic)
  • History 2070, 2111, 2390, 3070, 3071
  • History of Art 2101, 5111, 5112, 5122, 4212, 5821
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies 2666
  • Near Eastern Languages and Cultures 3700
  • Persian 2301
  • Philosophy 2120
  • Scandinavian 3350

Islam

  • Arabic 4626, 5701
  • History 2350, 2351, 2352, 2353, 2391, 2392, 3304, 3350, 3351, 3354
  • History of Art 5221, 5222
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies 2514, 2526
  • Near Eastern Languages and Cultures 3201, 3501, 3702, 5571

Judaism

  • English 2280
  • Hebrew 2209, 2241, 2700, 2701, 2702, 2703, 2704, 2210, 2708, 4605, 5601, 5602, 5603, 5801, 5802
  • History 2450, 2451, 2452, 2453, 2454, 2455, 2475,  3450, 3460, 3470, 3455
  • Philosophy 3111, 3351, 5870
  • Comparative Studies 3676


Minors in Religious Studies are encouraged (but not required) to fulfill their GEC foreign language requirement in a language relevant to one of the traditions represented in the minor program (for example, Arabic for Islam, Greek for Christianity, Chinese or Sanskrit for Buddhism, Hebrew for Judaism).

 

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