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Minor in Religious Studies

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Requirements for the Minor

The minor requires 18 hours (12 hours at the junior/senior level), as follows:

  • REL 104 Introduction to Religion or
    REL 105 Introduction to Religion, Honors or
    REL 304 Introduction to Religion
  • 1 course from area 2 of the major curriculum that provides an overview of Judaism, Christianity, or Muslim traditions
  • 1 course from area 3 of the major curriculum that provides an overview of a religious tradition other than Judaism, Christianity, or Islam
  • 1 course from area 4 of the major curriculum on religion in North America
  • 6 additional religious studies hours

2. An overview of Judaism, Christianity, or Islam

  • REL 107 Living Religions of the West
  • REL 109 Living Religions of the West, Honors
  • REL 307 Living Religions of the West
  • REL 311 Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament in English)
  • REL 315 History and Literature of Early Christianity
  • REL 325 Introduction to Judaism
  • REL 345 Christianity
  • REL 350 Islam
  • REL 570 Studies in Judaism

3. An overview of religious traditions other than Judaism, Christianity, or Islam

4. Religion in North America

  • REL 171 Religion in American Society
  • REL 172 Religion in American Society, Honors
  • REL 330 Native American Religions
  • REL 339 History of Religion in America
  • REL 372 Religion in American Society
  • REL 373 The Supreme Court and Religious Issues in the United States
  • REL 375 The Supreme Court and Religious Issues in the United States, Honors
  • REL 585 New Religious Movements (Western)
  • REL 586 New Religious Movements (Nonwestern)
  • REL 671 American Communes

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