Religious Studies Major
Graduating Religious Studies majors should be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the beliefs, practices, and texts of more than one major religious tradition.
- Understand the diversity and complexity of religious traditions flourishing today.
- Comprehend the various ways religious beliefs and practices change in distinct temporal and geographical settings.
- Critically analyze significant questions and problems through the careful study of religious intellectual traditions.
- Develop scholarly skills to conduct sophisticated research within the discipline.
For a 30-credit major in Religious Studies, students complete the following:
|RS 0101||Exploring Religion (Shell)||3|
|Select no more than five courses at the intermediate (200) level||15|
|Select no fewer than four courses at the advanced (300) level||12|
In addition, in consultation with the major advisor, students should also:
- Ensure that the courses selected at the 200- and 300-level include courses that emphasize three of these five world religions: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism.
- Ensure that at least one of the courses selected at the 200- or 300-level is a course on scripture.
Courses taken in fulfillment of the core requirement in Religious Studies are counted toward the major.