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.

Required
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

Required
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