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To study different religions, one’s own and those of others, is to attain a window on the deepest cares, hopes, aspirations, and anxieties of one’s fellow human beings across time and culture. It is to begin to grasp the complexities and subtleties of human culture where religious questions are always tied in with philosophical, political, aesthetic, economic, and ethical concerns. The Department of Religion's undergraduate program includes a minor in religion, giving students the opportunity to focus on a wide variety of interdisciplinary topics and issues including social ethics, biblical archaeology, secularism and political theory, race and ethnicity, interfaith dialogue, gender and women's studies, and much more.


Course Requirements

To earn a minor in Religion, students must complete the following program:  

Two introductory RELS courses (6 credits)
Three 2000 or 3000 level courses (9 credits). (RELS 2411, 2415, and/or 2418 may not count as upper level courses if used to fulfill the introductory level courses)
RELS 2010 Methods in the Study of Religion and Theology (3 credits)

Total: 18 credits

Faculty Listing

Our faculty are committed to introducing students to sophisticated ways of thinking about the beliefs and practices of varied religious traditions in relation to specific cultural and historical contexts, philosophical questions, and contemporary moral, economic, and political issues.

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