Religious Studies


Major Requirements
Majors and minors are encouraged to take Religion 101 early in their careers and to explore as many different religious traditions as possible.

Ten courses are required for the major. Eight must be taken within the department, and two may be taken outside from a list of approved courses. Students may petition to allow more courses from outside the department to apply to the major, but the petition is subject to departmental approval. At least two courses must be at the 200-level; at least two courses must be at the 300-level or above.

Eligible upper-level students may submit proposals for senior independent study courses (Religion 460), which are subject to approval by the department and by the professor sponsoring the course. Students intending to submit proposals should do so in the semester preceding the semester when the course work will be done.

Minor Requirements
Six courses are required for the minor. At least one must be at the 200 level, and at least one must be at the 300 level or above. One of the six may be taken outside the department, but may not be in the student's major. Students may petition to allow more courses from outside the department to apply to the minor, but the petition is subject to departmental approval.

Approved courses outside the department
Any of the following courses outside the department may be counted toward a major or minor. Other courses may be possible with permission of the department chair.

 

Anthropology 218
Anthropology 227

CLA 230/330

English 310
English 312

FYS 132
FYS 150
FYS 175-2
FYS 192-3

Greek 101
Greek 102
Greek 204
Greek 304

History 104
History 208
History 249
History 270
History 278
History 311
History 313

IDS 229
IDS 239
IDS 267

Philosophy 206
Philosophy 223
Philosophy 229
Philosophy 237
Philosophy 240
Philosophy 329
Philosophy 332

Pol. Sci. 323

Sociology 205

VAH 202
VAH 267

Islam & Women
Anthropology of Religion

Classical Mythology

Topics in Medieval and Renaissance Literature
Medieval Drama

Religious Perspectives on the Environment
Death and the Meaning of Life
Understanding the World(s) of Islam
Yoga: Ancient Philosophy

Ancient and New Testament GREEK I
Ancient and New Testament GREEK II
New Testament Greek
Greek Tragedy

History Islamic World to 1800
Islam History 600-1500
The American Mind
Topics in African History
History of Islamic Technology
Medieval Europe
Renaissance and Reformation

South Asia: Contemporary Issues in Historical Perspective
Survey of South Asian Literature
Theatre and Religion

Medieval & Renaissance Philosophy
Philosophy & Gandhi
Philosophy of Yoga
Philosophy of Religion
World Philosophy
Shapes of Evil
Philosophy and Mysticism

Religion & Politics in the U.S.

Sociology of Religion

Medieval Art
History of Islamic Art/Architecture