Religious Studies, Minor

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs, recitations, clinicals, or tools courses where specified.

Required Courses

Complete four of the following:16
Introduction to World Religions
Understanding the Bible
The Meaning of Death
Apocalypticism in Film
Hinduism, Buddhism, and Beyond: Eastern Religions
Encountering Islam: Traditions, Debates, and Crosscultural Diversity
Chinese Buddhism
Japanese Buddhism
Cults and Sects

Elective Course

Complete one of the following courses:4
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
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

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor