Minor Requirements

A Religious Studies Minor requires a minimum of 18 semester hours.

  • Students must complete at least 12 hours in residence.
  • A minimum of 9 hours must be advanced; at least 6 of which must be in residence.
  • Students must earn a grade point average of 2.00 or higher on all courses attempted in the minor.

The 18 required hours are to include:

  1. RELS 1301 Intro to Religious Studies
  2. Three hours of either RELS 2310: The Bible and Western Culture I, or, RELS 2311: The Bible and Western Culture II.
  3. World Religions
    At least six hours of RELS courses from the following list:
    • ARAB 3313  Qu’ran as Literature
    • ANTH 2365  Aztec and Maya Beliefs and Cosmologies
      • ANTH 3348  Anthropology of Religion (WID)
      • ENGL 4360  Bible as Literature
      • RELS 2310 The Bible and Western Culture 1 (Humanities Core)
      • RELS 2311 The Bible and Western Culture 2 (Humanities Core)
      • RELS 2330 Judaism (Humanities Core)
      • RELS 2340 Introduction to Hinduism (WID)
      • RELS 2350 Introduction to Islam (WID)
      • RELS 2360 Introduction to Buddhism(WID)
    • RELS 3321 Catholic Mysticism
    • RELS 3330 Christianity
    • RELS 3377  Belief and Disbelief:  The Search for Meaning
    • RELS 3380  Asian Religions
    • RELS 3391 Sacred Texts and Mythologies of India
  4. Religions in Global Perspective:
    Theoretical and thematic topics from the Humanities and/or Social Sciences
    At least six hours from the following list:
    • AAS 2322 Introduction to African Religions and Philosophy
    • AAS 2330 Black Liberation Theology
    • AAS 4330 The Black Church in America
    • ANTH 3315 Muslim Peoples of the Middle East
    • ANTH 3348 Anthropology of Religion (WID)
    • ANTH 3381 Meaning, Myth and Interpretation
    • ARAB 3306 Introduction to Arabic: Culture, Language, and Islam
    • ARAB 3313 Qur’an as Literature
    • ARAB 3340 Modernity and Rationalism in Islamic Tradition (Humanities Core)
    • ARTH 2382 Medieval Art
    • ARTH 3310 Art and Architecture of India
    • ARTH 3312 Pre-Columbian Art (WID)
    • CCS 3351 African Religious Practices in the Americas
    • CCS 3393 Comparative Approaches to Indigenous Cultures in the Americas
    • CLAS 3306 Greek and Roman Myths
    • CLAS 3375 Roman, Jew, and Christian: The Politics and Sociology of Religion in the First Century A.D.
    • ENGL 4360 Bible as Literature
    • HIST 4334 The Reformation in Europe
    • HIST 4375 Religions of Modern Latin America
    • JWST 2380 Introduction to Jewish Studies
    • PHIL 3374 Science and Religion
    • PHIL 3377 Philosophy of Religion
    • POLS 4333 Islam and Democracy
    • RELS 2335 Rabbinic Biblical Interpretation (WID)
    • RELS 2345 Sacred Texts and Mythologies of India
    • RELS 2380 Religion and Film (Humanities Visual Arts)
    • RELS 2396 Selected Topics in Religious Studies
    • RELS 3320 Ritual and Performance
    • RELS 3321 Catholic Mysticism
    • RELS 3322 The Catholic Intellectual Tradition
    • RELS 3334 Us and Them: Ethical Decision-Making in Complex Cultures
    • RELS 3333 Religion and Literature
    • RELS 3335 Black Atlantic Religions
    • RELS 3336 Caribbean Societies and Cultures
    • RELS 3360: Muslim-Christian Relations
    • RELS 3366 History of Magic, Witchcraft and the Occult
    • RELS 3370 Bible and Modern Science (WID)
    • RELS 3375 Christianity and Ethics (WID)
    • RELS 3377 Belief and Disbelief
    • RELS 3380 Asian Religions
    • RELS 3381 Global Hinduism (WID)
    • RELS 3382 Politics and Religion in South Asia
    • RELS 3390 Hinduism and Jainism
    • RELS 3396 Selected Topics in Religious Studies
    • RELS 3398 Independent Study
    • RELS 4320 Religion and Personality
    • RELS 4396 Selected Topics in Religious Studies
    • RELS 4398 Independent Study
    • SOC 3362 Sociology of Religions in India (CBM submitted)
    • SOC 3375 Religion and Society
    • SOC 3385 Sociology of World Religions
    • WCL 2370 Cultures of India
    • WCL 3341 Early Islamic Society: Literature and Thought
    • WCL 3355 Women East and West: Global Representation of Female Divinities