Requirements for a Major or a Minor in Religion

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Major in Religion

The Major in Religion consists of at least 30 hours, including the following components:
  1. One course (3 hours) in the study of religion and contemporary society to be chosen from 140, 207, 235, or 334.
  2. Two courses (6 hours) that concentrate on the study of religions other than Christianity in historical and cultural frameworks. One course must be chosen from each of these two groups:
    1. Area Studies: 220, 221, or 222.
    2. Traditions: 314, 315, or 320.
  3. One course (3 hours) on the Bible or Christianity to be chosen from 250, 260, or 313.
  4. REL 501: Seminar in the Study of Religion (3 hours).
  5. REL 505: Research Seminar (3 hours).
  6. Electives chosen in consultation with an advisor. Up to 9 of these elective hours may be counted from these cognate courses: PHL 230, HST 237, HST 341, ENG 365, ANT 459. Students may petition to have other courses counted, as long as the 9-hour limit is not exceeded.

 

Minor in Religion

The Minor in Religion consists of at least 20 hours arranged in consultation with an advisor. Courses selected must take account of the range of (a) content and (b) method involved in the study of religion and must include:
  1. REL 501: Seminar in the Study of Religion (3 hours)
  2. At least 2 additional courses (not including 501) numbered 300 or higher.
Up to 6 of the 20 hours necessary for the minor in religion may be counted from these cognate courses: PHL 230, HST 237, HST 341, ENG
365, ANT 459. Students may petition to have other courses counted, as long as the 6-hour limit is not exceeded.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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