Jun 18, 2024  

Religious Studies Minor

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The minor in Religious Studies is designed for students with a diversity of backgrounds and interests in religion. Just as religion in interrelated with many other aspects of society and culture, the minor in Religious Studies will complement coursework and research on religion undertaken in a broad range of disciplines and major departments. The required courses, Introduction to Religion, and Perspectives on Religion, provide students with an appreciation of the variety of phenomena that has characterized the religious experiences and actions of humanity, and with knowledge of the basic approached that have been used to understand such experiences and actions. Elective courses offered in several departments permit the student to develop his or her interest further, by exploring particular religious traditions and ways of studying religion. 


The Minor:

18 semester hours of required courses and electives:

Lower Division Core (3 hours)

Upper Division Core (3 hours)

Electives (12 hours)

All courses listed below are 3 hours unless otherwise noted. Other courses, including special topics, individual study, and directed readings courses, may be counted with prior permission of the Program Coordinator.

Elective Course Listing:

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