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The Religious Studies interdisciplinary minor permits students to use electives to complete 21 credits from a list of approved courses.
The program encompasses the major religious traditions of humankind. It enables students to integrate a field of special interest from offerings in religious studies and related areas. Consequently, students may become acquainted with religion as viewed by different disciplines, e.g., philosophy, history, psychology, sociology, and anthropology. In addition, the program encourages students to view religious phenomena in their cultural context through the media of music and the arts.
Effective Fall 2015
Students must satisfactorily complete the total credits required for the minor. Minors and interdisciplinary minors require 12 or more upper-division (300- to 400-level) credits.
Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.
- 21 credits, ordinarily seven courses in at least three disciplines are required.
- A minimum grade point average of 2.000 is required in courses selected for the program.
|Two required courses designed to survey the religions of the world, and to introduce students to methods of studying and understanding religion:|
|PHIL 171||Religions of the West||3|
|PHIL 172||Religions of the East||3|
|Additional Courses 1|
|In consultation with a Religious Studies advisor, select fifteen credits, of which at least 12 must be upper-division (300- to 400-level), with at least three different subject codes from the Additional Courses list.||15|
|Modern Indian Culture and Society|
|The Anthropology of Religion|
|Anthropology of Modernity|
|History of Medieval Art|
|Group Study: Art History 2|
|The Islamic World: Late Antiquity to 1500|
|The Islamic World Since 1500|
|Asian Civilizations I (GT-HI1)|
|Ancient Christianity to 500 A.D.|
|Medieval Christianity, 500-1500|
|Renaissance and Reformation Europe|
|Russia Before 1700|
|Ancient Near East|
|Sacred History in the Bible and the Qur'an|
|Muhammad and the Origins of Islam|
|The Modern Middle East|
|Medieval China and Central Asia|
|China in the Modern World, 1600-Present|
|Tokugawa and Modern Japan, 1600-Present|
|Modern Jewish History|
|World Literatures to 1500 (GT-AH2)|
|World Philosophies (GT-AH3)|
|Philosophy of Traditional Judaism|
|Issues in the Study of Religion|
|Islam: Cosmology and Practice|
|Philosophies of East Asia|
|Philosophy of Religion|
|Philosophy of Human Nature|
|Topics in Asian Philosophy|
|Contemporary Western Religious Thought|
|Contemporary Eastern Religious Thought|
|Meaning and Truth in Religion|
|Science and Religion|
|Mysticism East and West|
|Seminar in Religious Studies|
|Topics in Comparative Religions|
|Group Study 3|
|Psychology of Religion|
|Sociology of Religion and Medicine|
ANTH 539 may be selected.
Accepted only when designated "Image of the Goddess in Art."
Accepted only when designated selected religious themes.