The religion program offers courses in four areas:
Biblical Studies and Sacred Texts
Christian Traditions, Theology and Ecumenical Studies
Religious and Social Ethics
In addition to meeting the standards and requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences, degree candidates must complete a minimum of 30 credits in religion. Students may modify the major program only in consultation with a department adviser.
The curriculum for the religion program comprises three levels.
In consultation with their departmental advisers, religion majors complete the course in method (3 credits), and then choose one advanced course from each of the four major areas of study (12 credits). At least one of these courses must be at the 3000 level. In order to ensure depth of study, majors complete two additional advanced courses (6 credits) in one of the four major areas of study, at least one of which must be at the 3000 level.
If RELS 2411 Jewish Beliefs and Practices, RELS 2415 Intro to Islam, and/or RELS 2418 Buddhist World Thought-Culture are taken to complete the introductory level requirements, then they may not be applied toward the 21 credits of advanced courses.
This seminar serves as the capstone for the religion program. Prerequisites are 75 credits overall, with 27 credits in religion (including RELS 2010 ).
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