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2015-2016 Catalog

Religious Studies Major (Classes of 2016 and 2017)

Requirements

The major consists of a minimum of nine courses:

REL 101Religions in World Cultures

REL 240Theories of Religion

 

REL 490Senior Capstone

Or

REL 495-496Honors Thesis

REL 490, REL 495-496: Students wishing to take honors should inform their advisers early in the second semester of the junior year. They enroll in REL 496, as a 10th course, after successfully completing REL 490 or REL 495.

Six additional approved electives:

Will include one course in Texts, one course in Society or American Religious Experience, two courses in Traditions, and one 300-level elective chosen from the following Religious Studies Course Areas:

Introductory:

REL 101Religions in World Cultures

REL 102Contemporary Religious Issues

REL 103Religion, Myth, and Fantasy

REL 104Saints, Mystics, Ecstatics

Traditions:

REL 211Hinduism: Unities and Diversity

REL 212Buddhism: From India to Asia and Beyond

REL 213Judaism: Faith, Communities, Identity

REL 214Christianity: From Jesus to the Third Millennium

REL 215Islam: History, Faith, and Practice

REL 216Religions in Africa: Contemporary and Historical Expressions

REL 217Latina/o Religions: Not Just Catholicism

Oral and Written Texts:

REL 201The Biblical Imagination: Torah, Prophets, Writings

REL 202Christian Scriptures

REL 203Religion and the Literary Imagination

REL 204India's Religious Texts: Sacred Word, Sacred Sound

REL 205

REL 207The Quran

Society:

REL 221Religion in Society

REL 222Interreligious Cooperation and Conflict

REL 223Religious Healing and Health

REL 224Religious Ethics

REL 225Sex, Gender, and Religion

American Religious Experience:

REL 231Religions in American History and Culture

REL 236African Diasporic Religions in the Americas

REL 237Contemporary Catholic Issues in the United States

Advanced: 301 or above