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  Dec 13, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog/Handbook

Religious Studies Minor


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The minor in Religious Studies in an interdisciplinary program comprising of courses that engage in the academic study of religion.  any course accepted for credit toward the minor must have religion, understood in a broad sense, as its primary focus or one of its primary foci.  Such courses may study any of a very large range of issues, such as the definition of religion, the history of religion or of particular religions, the study of religious texts, religious practices or experience, themes in religious art or other modes of religious expression, and so on.

Requirements for the Religious Studies minor - 18 credits


Required course


Religious Studies Electives


A minimum of five elective courses from at least three academic disciplines or departments.  Any of the following courses will automatically count for elective credit toward the minor.  Other courses, including special topics courses, may be counted for credit toward the minor at the discretion of the chair of the Philosophy Department (where necessary, after consultation with faculty in other departments).

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