Philosophy & World Religions


Major in the Study of Religion

The Study of Religion major requires a minimum of 120 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements, the specified major requirements, plus electives to complete the minimum of 120 hours.

World Religions Core:
RELS 3210 (640:130) Great Living Religions: Hinduism and Buddhism 3
RELS 3220 (640:132) Confucianism, Daoism, and Zen 3
RELS 3230 (640:134) Great Living Religions: Judaism and Islam 3
RELS 3240 (640:136) Great Living Religions: Christianity * 3
Select 3 hours from each of the following categories:
Interactions Within and Among Religions: 3
What is Religion?
Angels Across Cultures
Meditation and Mystical Experience
Religion and Society *
Religion and Sexuality *
Religion and Culture: 3
Religion, Ethics, and Film
Religion, Magic, and Witchcraft
Malcolm, Martin, and Justice
Black Liberation and the Black Church
Religion and Ethics
Women and Christianity *
Religion in America
Perspectives on Death and Dying
Textual and Analytical Explorations of Religion: 3
Old Testament and Other Hebrew Scriptures
New Testament and Early Christian Writings
Philosophy of Religion *
Religion and Its Critics *
Why We Believe *
Myth and Symbol
Existentialism *
Senior Seminar:
RELS 4410 Senior Seminar in Religion 3
Students are also required to take at least two required or elective courses as Writing Enhanced courses as designated(*).
Electives in the Study of Religion (select from any courses above, plus the following): 12
Religions of the World
Individual Readings in Religion
Ethics Practicum
RELS 4186/5186 (640:186g)/5186 (640:186g) "Studies in"
and not more than two courses from:
Bio-Medical Ethics
Environmental Ethics
Environmental Ethics
Ethics in Business
Total Hours 36


Writing Enhanced courses.


Religion Minor

Study of Religion:
RELS 1020 (640:024) Religions of the World 3
RELS 3001 (640:141) Old Testament and Other Hebrew Scriptures 3
or RELS 3002 (640:142) New Testament and Early Christian Writings
Electives in world religions 15
Total Hours 21