Religious Studies and African-American Studies, BA

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified and complete any additional courses needed beyond specific college and major requirements to satisfy graduation credit requirements.

University-Wide Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the University-Wide Requirements.

BA Language Requirements

All BA students are required to complete the BA language requirements.

NUpath Requirements

All undergraduate students are required to complete the NUpath Requirements.

Experiential Liberal Arts

All undergraduate students in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities are required to complete the Experiential Liberal Arts Requirement.

Religious Studies Major Requirements

Comparative Religion
Complete two of the following:8
Introduction to World Religions
Ethics: East and West
Sound, Music, and Religion
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: Abrahamic Religions
Sex in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Ethics in the World’s Religions
Hinduism, Buddhism, and Beyond: Eastern Religions
The Religious Worlds of Boston: Faith and Devotion in Urban Life
Mysticism
Adam and Eve and Their Interpreters
Cults and Sects
Ancient Mediterranean and African World Traditions
Complete one of the following:4
Introduction to World Religions
Understanding the Bible
Sex in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Encountering Islam: Traditions, Debates, and Crosscultural Diversity
Jewish Religion and Culture
Jewish Religion and Culture
Modern Judaism
The Kabbalah: Jewish Mysticism from the Zohar to Madonna
Biblical Prophets and Their Interpreters
Adam and Eve and Their Interpreters
Interpreting the Bible
Cults and Sects
Asian Traditions
Complete one of the following:4
Introduction to World Religions
Ethics in the World’s Religions
Hinduism, Buddhism, and Beyond: Eastern Religions
Indian Religions
Chinese Philosophy and Religion
The Religious Worlds of Boston: Faith and Devotion in Urban Life
Chinese Buddhism
Japanese Buddhism
Religion and Culture in Indian Cinema
Religion and Politics in South Asia
Asian Religions in the United States
Religion and Culture
Complete one of the following:4
Goddesses, Witches, Saints, and Sinners: Women in Western Religions
The Problem of Evil in Film
Science Fiction and Film: Moral Dilemmas and Ethical Analysis
The Meaning of Death
Sound, Music, and Religion
Apocalypticism in Film
Sex in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Jewish Religion and Culture
Jewish Religion and Culture
The Religious Worlds of Boston: Faith and Devotion in Urban Life
Adam and Eve and Their Interpreters
Interpreting the Bible
Religion and Culture in Indian Cinema
Cults and Sects
Ethics
Complete one of the following:4
Ethics: East and West
Ethics in the World’s Religions
The Problem of Evil in Film
Science Fiction and Film: Moral Dilemmas and Ethical Analysis
The Religious Worlds of Boston: Faith and Devotion in Urban Life
Seminar: Theories and Methods in Religious Studies
Comparative Religious Ethics
Religious Studies Electives
Complete three religious studies electives, two of which must be above the 2000 level:12
Goddesses, Witches, Saints, and Sinners: Women in Western Religions
Introduction to Religion
Introduction to World Religions
Understanding the Bible
Ethics: East and West
The Meaning of Death
Sound, Music, and Religion
Image and Icon in South Asia
Jesus in the Gospels, American Culture, and the Movies
Apocalypticism in Film
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: Abrahamic Religions
Sex in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Ethics in the World’s Religions
Jainism
Hinduism, Buddhism, and Beyond: Eastern Religions
Indian Religions
Encountering Islam: Traditions, Debates, and Crosscultural Diversity
Islam, Gender, and Fashion
Jewish Religion and Culture
American Judaism
Modern Judaism
Chinese Philosophy and Religion
Religious Perspectives on Health and Healing
From Vodou and the Rastas to Afro-Islam: African Religions in the Americas
The Problem of Evil in Film
The Religious Worlds of Boston: Faith and Devotion in Urban Life
Mysticism
The Kabbalah: Jewish Mysticism from the Zohar to Madonna
Exploring the Jewish Diaspora—From Mountain Jews to Crypto-Jews
Biblical Prophets and Their Interpreters
Adam and Eve and Their Interpreters
Interpreting the Bible
Responses to the Holocaust
Chinese Buddhism
Japanese Buddhism
Religion and Culture in Indian Cinema
Religion, Nation, and Identity in Modern Jewish Thought
Religion and Spirituality in the African Diaspora
Cults and Sects
Asian Religions in the United States
Ramayana
Religion and Politics in South Asia
Advanced Biblical Studies: Hebrew Bible
Seminar: Apocalypticism
Seminar: Theories and Methods in Religious Studies
Seminar in Religion
Major Figures in Religious Studies
Topics in Religious Studies
Directed Study
Comparative Religious Ethics
Advanced Elective
Complete one of the following:4
Cults and Sects
Asian Religions in the United States
Ramayana
Religion and Politics in South Asia
Advanced Biblical Studies: Hebrew Bible
Seminar: Theories and Methods in Religious Studies
Seminar: Apocalypticism
Seminar in Religion
Major Figures in Religious Studies
Topics in Religious Studies
Comparative Religious Ethics

African-American Studies Requirements

Introductory Courses
AFAM 1101Introduction to African-American Studies4
AFAM 1109Foundations of Black Culture 14
AFRS 1185Gender in the African Diaspora4
CLTR 1509
Research
AFRS 3310
Senior Capstone
AFAM 4700
Electives
Complete three AFAM or AFRS courses at the 2000 level or above.12
Note: Electives may not double count for other AFAM or HIST combined-major requirements.
AFAM 2000 to AFAM 5999
AFRS 2000 to AFRS 5999

Integrative Requirement

Complete one of the following:4
From Vodou and the Rastas to Afro-Islam: African Religions in the Americas
Religion and Spirituality in the African Diaspora
Cults and Sects

Program Requirement

128 total semester hours required