Religious Studies (Minor)

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The minor in Religious Studies exposes students to a variety of religious issues. 

​Course Requirements 

The Minor in Religious Studies requires all students to take any 6 courses (24 credit hours) in Religious Studies at the 100-, 200-, and/or 300-level:

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select six from the following:24
RELIGIOUS WORLDS IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE
JUDAISM IN HISTORY: FROM THE BIBLE TO 1492
JUDAISM IN HISTORY: FROM 1492 TO PRESENT
THE JEWISH EXPERIENCE
THE CHRISTIAN EXPERIENCE
THE AMERICAN RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE
THE LATINX RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE IN THE UNITED STATES
THE AFRICAN AMERICAN RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE
THE ISLAMIC EXPERIENCE
HINDU EXPERIENCE
BUDDHIST EXPERIENCE
NATIVE AMERICAN RELIGIONS
INTRODUCTION TO THE QUR'AN
INTRODUCTION TO CATHOLICISM
THEMES IN CATHOLIC SOCIAL THOUGHT
INTERPRETING SACRED TEXTS
DEBATES ABOUT GOD
RELIGION AND ETHICS I
ETHICAL WORLDS: MORAL ISSUES ACROSS CULTURES
RELIGION AND ETHICS II
RELIGION AND POPULAR CULTURE
ISLAMIC CULTURES AND SOCIETIES
BLACK INTELLECTUAL TRADITIONS
SLAVERY, RACE AND RELIGION
PSYCHOLOGY AND RELIGION
RELIGION IN SOCIETY
CONTEMPORARY MORAL ISSUES
LITERATURE AND THE SACRED
RELIGION AND POLITICS IN THE UNITED STATES
RELIGION AND THE ARTS
TECHNOLOGY/ETHICS AND SOCIETY
RELIGIOUS ETHICS AND PROFESSIONAL LIFE
BUSINESS, ETHICS AND SOCIETY
MEDICINE, ETHICS AND SOCIETY
ANCIENT ISRAEL: HISTORY, LITERATURE, AND RELIGION
THE NEW TESTAMENT
PAUL AND HIS INFLUENCE IN EARLY CHRISTIANITY
VARIETIES OF JUDAISM IN THE GREEK AND ROMAN WORLD
GODS IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE
THE HISTORICAL JESUS
RELIGION AND FILM
RELIGION IN CHINESE HISTORY, SOCIETY AND CULTURE
HINDU THOUGHT AND CULTURE
BUDDHIST THOUGHT IN CULTURAL CONTEXT
RELIGION IN JAPANESE HISTORY, SOCIETY, AND CULTURE
TRADITIONS OF CHINESE POPULAR CULTURE
LITERATURE AND RELIGION IN JAPAN
LITERATURE AND RELIGION IN CHINA
MYSTICISM IN RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS
FORGIVENESS AND RECONCILIATION
DESPAIR AND HOPE
WELLNESS AND DISEASE IN RELIGIOUS PERSPECTVE
DEATH AND ITS BEYOND: EXPERIENCE, MYTH AND RITUALS
RELIGION AND SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT
RELIGION AND POLITICAL CONFLICT
RELIGION AND CONFLICT IN SOUTH ASIA
RELIGION AND GLOBALIZATION
RELIGION AND POLITICS IN THE MIDDLE EAST
COLONIZATION, RELIGION AND RESISTANCE
ISLAMIST POLITICAL MOVEMENTS
ISLAM IN THE UNTIED STATES
MODERN JUDAISM
JUDAISM IN ANTIQUITY
WOMEN IN THE BIBLE
GENDER AND SEXUALITY IN MUSLIM CULTURES
JESUS ACROSS CULTURES
IRELAND: RELIGION AND THE CONTEMPORARY "TROUBLES
COMMUNITY AND AUTHORITY IN MEDIEVAL JUDAISM
GENDER IDENTITIES, SEXUALITY AND RELIGION
ROMAN CATHOLIC THEOLOGICAL THINKING
ROMAN CATHOLIC LITURGY
ROMAN CATHOLIC SOCIAL THOUGHT IN CONTEXT
CATHOLICISM AS A SPIRITUAL PATH
PILGRIMAGE, RELIGION AND POPULAR CULTURE
ROMAN CATHOLIC MORAL THOUGHT
LATINX LIBERATION TRADITIONS
LOOKING FOR GOD IN LATIN AMERICA
SHI'ITE ISLAM
METHODS AND APPROACHES IN THE STUDY OF RELIGION
THEORIES OF CULTURE AND RELIGION
THEORIES OF RELIGION AND SPIRITUALITY
TOPICS IN RELIGION AND CULTURE
TOPICS IN RELIGIOUS ETHICS
FEMINIST ETHICS
INQUIRIES IN WORLD RELIGIONS
TAOISM: CHINA'S INDIGENOUS HIGH RELIGION
ZEN MIND
YOGA AND TANTRA
LIBERATION THEOLOGY
JEWS AND THEIR MESSIAHS
FEMINIST THEOLOGIES
RELIGION IN THE CONTEMPORARY UNITED STATES
THE CULTURE OF AMERICAN CATHOLICS

Religious Studies Minor Online

Additionally, students interested in completing a Religious Studies minor online can choose any six of the following courses that are taught online.

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select six from the following:24
JUDAISM IN HISTORY: FROM THE BIBLE TO 1492
JUDAISM IN HISTORY: FROM 1492 TO PRESENT
THE JEWISH EXPERIENCE
THE ISLAMIC EXPERIENCE
BUDDHIST EXPERIENCE
INTERPRETING SACRED TEXTS
RELIGION AND ETHICS I
TECHNOLOGY/ETHICS AND SOCIETY
BUSINESS, ETHICS AND SOCIETY
MEDICINE, ETHICS AND SOCIETY
THE NEW TESTAMENT
GODS IN THE ROMAN EMPIRE
THE HISTORICAL JESUS
HINDU THOUGHT AND CULTURE
BUDDHIST THOUGHT IN CULTURAL CONTEXT
DEATH AND ITS BEYOND: EXPERIENCE, MYTH AND RITUALS
JUDAISM IN ANTIQUITY