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Religious Studies Undergraduate Major (BA, BS, CRED, HBA, HBS)

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College of Liberal Arts | School of History, Philosophy, and Religion


The School of History, Philosophy, and Religion offers a BA or BS degree in Religious Studies as well as a minor in Religious Studies, and undergraduate certificates in religion and culture and in medical humanities. Courses emphasize skills in critical thinking, argumentative and expository writing, cultural literacy, citizenship, and global diversity. Majors in religious studies pursue graduate studies and careers in numerous fields, including education, government, humanitarian services, journalism, law, medicine, and politics.



Foundations and Concepts


Required Core Courses (12):
PHL 160. *Quests for Meaning: World Religions (4)
PHL 202. Introduction to Religious Studies (4)
REL 407. ^Seminar: Theories and Methods of Religion (4) [Pending approval]

Global Literacy in Religion

Select 12 credits from courses below:
PHL 206. *Religious Ethics and Moral Problems (4)
PHL 208. Introduction to Buddhist Traditions (4)
PHL/HST 210. *Religion in the United States (4)
PHL 213. *Introduction to Hindu Traditions (4)
PHL 214. *Introduction to Islamic Traditions (4)
PHL 220. World-Views and Values in the Bible (4)
REL 215. Introduction to Jewish Traditions (4)

Studies in Religion and Culture

Select 24 credits from courses below, at least 12 from SHPR courses:

SHPR Courses:
HST 325. History of Early Christianity: Origins to 600 (4)
HST 327. History of Medieval Europe (4)
HST 328. History of Medieval Europe (4)
HST 330. History of Early Modern Europe (4)
HST 333. Medieval and Early Modern Spanish History (4)
HST 350. *Modern Latin America (4)
HST 352. *Africans in Latin American History (4)
HST 387. *Islamic Civilization (4)
HST 388. *Islamic Civilization (4)
HST 425. *The Holocaust in Its History (4)
HST 466. Religion and U.S. Foreign Relations (4)
HST 485. *Politics and Religion in the Modern Middle East (4)
PAX 201. Study of Peace and the Causes of Conflict (3)
PHL 170. *The Idea of God (4)
PHL 312. *Asian Thought (4)
PHL 315. *Gandhi and Non-violence (4)
PHL 316. Intellectual Issues of Mexico and Mexican Americans (4)
PHL 344. *Pacifism, Just War, and Terrorism (4)
PHL 345. *Freedom First: Religious Liberty and Intolerance (4)
PHL 371. *Philosophies of China (4)
PHL 411. Great Figures in Philosophy (4)
PHL 430. History of Buddhist Philosophy (4)
PHL 431. Buddhism, Non-Violence, and Social Justice (4)
PHL 432. *Yoga and Tantric Traditions (4)
PHL 436. Philosophy and Religion (3)
REL 437. Religious Dimensions of Modern Literature (3) [Pending submission and approval of a proposal]
PHL 443. *World Views and Environmental Values (3)
PHL 444. *Biomedical Ethics (4)
PHL/ES 448. Native American Philosophies (3)
PHL 455. Death and Dying (3)
PHL 461. Art and Morality (3)
REL 199. Selected Studies (4)
REL 299. Selected Topics (4)
REL 399. Special Topics (4)
REL 402. Independent Study (4)
REL 405. Reading and Conference (4)
REL 415. Selected Topics (4)

Non-SHPR Courses:
ANTH 452. Folklore and Expressive Culture (4)
ANTH 472. Contemporary Indian Issues (4)
ENG 275. *The Bible as Literature (4)
ENG/PHL/WGSS 295. *Feminism and the Bible (4)
ENG 330. *The Holocaust in Literature and Film (4)
ENG 360. *Native American Literature (4)
NMC 437. New Media and Society (3)
PS 361. *Classical Political Thought (4)
PS 370. *Science, Religion, and Politics (4)
SOC 452. Sociology of Religion (4)
WGSS 223. *Women: Self and Society (3)
WGSS 380. *Muslim Women (3)
WGSS 495. *Global Feminist Theologies (4)
WGSS 496. *Feminist Theologies in the United States (4)

Total=Min. 48 credits


Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)



Major Code: 977

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