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Coordinated by a Faculty Advisory Board and the Department of History.
The Religious Studies Interdisciplinary Minor permits students to use electives to complete 21 credits from a list of approved courses from at least three different subject codes.
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. Students can study 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 2019
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 in at least three disciplines are required: PHIL 171, PHIL 172, and at least two subject codes besides PHIL from the Additional Course list.
- 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|
|In consultation with a Religious Studies adviser, select 15 credits from the Additional Courses list. At least 12 credits must be upper-division (300- or 400-level). At least two subject codes besides PHIL are required.||15|
|Modern Indian Culture and Society|
|The Anthropology of Religion|
|History of Medieval Art|
|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|
|The Holocaust in Historical Perspective|
|Sacred History in the Bible and the Qur'an|
|Muhammad and the Origins of Islam|
|Jihad and Reform in Islamic History|
|The Land of Israel-Past and Present|
|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)|
|Music and Rites of Christian Liturgy|
|Psalms in Music and Liturgy|
|Contemporary Liturgical Music in America|
|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|
|Psychology of Religion|
|Sociology of Religion|
|Program Total Credits:||21|