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Religion Major, B.A.; B.S.

B.A. and B.S. degrees
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Program Requirements

Required Courses I (3 hours)

One course in the study of religion and contemporary society to be chosen from:

REL 140Religion, Race and Discrimination in America

3(3-0)

REL 207/WGS 207Women in Religion

3(3-0)

REL 235Religion and Social Issues

3(3-0)

REL 334Death and Dying

3(3-0)

Required Courses II (3 hours)

Select one from the following:

REL 220Religious Traditions of China

3(3-0)

REL 221Religious Traditions of Japan

3(3-0)

REL 222Religious Traditions of India

3(3-0)

Required Courses III (3 hours)

Select one from the following:

REL 314Islam

3(3-0)

REL 315Judaism

3(3-0)

REL 320The Buddhist Tradition

3(3-0)

Required Courses IV (3 hours)

One course on the Bible or Christianity, to be chosen from:

REL 250Creation, Conquest, and Chaos: Introduction to the Old Testament

3(3-0)

REL 260From Gospel to Apocalypse: Introduction to the New Testament

3(3-0)

REL 313Christianity

3(3-0)

Required Courses V (6 hours)

REL 501WISeminar in the Study of Religion

3(3-0)

REL 505WIResearch Seminar

3(3-0)

Electives (12 hours)

Select 12 additional hours of coursework in religion. Up to 9 of these elective hours may be counted from the cognate courses below. Students may petition to have other courses counted, as long as the 9-hour limit is not exceeded.

ANT 459Anthropology of Religion

3(3-0)

HST 237Baghdad and Beyond: The Middle East from 600 C.E.

3(3-0)

HST 341Renaissance and Reformation

3(3-0)

PHL 230Philosophy of Religion

3(3-0)

Total: 30 semester hours

Religion courses taken on a credit/no credit basis at the 100 and 200 levels may be counted on the major up to a maximum of three hours.