2020-2021 Catalog

Minor: Religious Studies, 18 Credits

Learning Goals for the Minor in Religious Studies:

Students who complete the Religious Studies minor will:

  • Identify concerns at the heart of human experience, especially those pertaining to the fundamental nature of reality, knowledge, and values;
  • Articulate the way religious communities have addressed these concerns throughout history, in relation to other social and cultural forces;
  • And respond to these issues themselves, building on a firm foundation of cultural literacy, analytic method, and critical intelligence.


Required courses: (9 credits)

RS 115Introduction to Judaism, Christianity, & Islam


RS 120 Introduction to the Religions of Asia


PHIL 322Philosophy of Religion



RS 346Theory and Method in the Study of Religion


Three Religious Studies electives (9 credits)

Two of which must be at the 300 level or above.