Dec 12, 2019  
2018-2019 Catalogue 
    
2018-2019 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Religious Studies Minor


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TENURED AND TENURED-TRACK FACULTY:
Jeremy Rapport, Chair
Joan Friedman
Mark Graham
Charles Kammer
Sarah Mirza
Chan Sok Park

 

Religious Studies is the academic study of religion through multiple modes of critical inquiry. It does not endorse a particular creed, tradition, or religious position; rather, it creates a context for collaborative exploration of academic and personal questions about religion, ethics and society. The department provides a broad, yet nuanced, understanding of the place of religion in human experience and practice. While for many students the study of religion involves a personal journey, Religious Studies cultivates an analytical stance that enables students to encounter global religious complexity fairly and equitably.

Minor in Religious Studies


Consists of six courses:

  • Two courses in Area I
  • Two courses in Area II
  • Two elective Religious Studies courses

Special Notes


  • No more than two 100-level courses may count toward the major or minor.
  • Only grades of C- or better are accepted for the major or minor.

Area I: Religious Traditions and Histories


Area I: Religious Traditions and Histories

  • RELS 11000 - Comparative Religious Traditions: East West
  • RELS 11001 - Comparative Religious Traditions: Near East
  • RELS 11002 - Comparative Religious Traditions: South Asia
  • RELS 120xx - Introduction to Biblical Studies
  • RELS 13000 - American Religious Communities
  • RELS 21700 - African Religions
  • RELS 21800 - Hinduism
  • RELS 22000 - Buddhism
  • RELS 22200 - Islam in Its Variations
  • RELS 22500 - The Life and Teachings of Jesus
  • RELS 23000 - The Life and Thought of Mahatma Gandhi
  • RELS 23300 - Judaism
  • RELS 23900 - Global Christianity
  • RELS 24700 - Native American Religions and Cultures
  • RELS 26100 - Black Religious Experience in America
  • RELS 267xx - Issues in Religious Traditions and Histories

Area II: Issues and Theories in the Study of Religion


Area II: Issues and Theories in the Study of Religion

  • RELS 10000 - Religious Thought and Action
  • RELS 21900 - Ethics in a Social Perspective
  • RELS 24100 - New Religious Movements
  • RELS 24300 - Religious and Spiritual Augobiography
  • RELS 26300 - REligion and Literature
  • RELS 26400 - Religion and Film

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