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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Religious Studies Minor

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Offered by Religious Studies , the Religious Studies Minor gives students a broad knowledge of humanity’s rich religious heritage and increases their appreciation of the human religious experience.The variety of responses that belief systems historically have given to such questions as the existence of good and evil, the problem of undeserved suffering, the role of religion in secular society and the afterlife, and the historical dimensions of religion all are considered. The interdisciplinary nature of the minor, which combines different approaches to the study of religion, should make it appealing to students of widely differing backgrounds and majors.

Core Courses (9 Credits)

The following 3 courses are required

Elective Courses (9 Credits)

In choosing the remaining nine credits, student should bear in mind the following: 

1) No more than nine of the 18 total credits may be from any one department

 2) a grade of “C” or better must be earned in all courses applied toward the minor

 3) A course taken on a P/F basis will not count toward the minor

 4) At least nine credits of the total 18 must be at the 300-400 level.

The following is a list of RLST courses that can be used


Total: 18 Credits


Students interested in concentrating in religious studies as a minor field should consult the director in the Department of History for assistance in choosing appropriate courses.

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