Religious Studies Minor Requirements

For course descriptions, please see Religious Studies Curriculum.

Area A: World Religious Traditions (Eight Units Minimum)

  • RELS 205 Jesus the Class 
  • RELS 301 Religions of Asia (GE-C4)
  • RELS 302 Monotheisms: Judaism Christianity, and Islam (GE-C4)
  • RELS 304 Judaism (GE-C4)
  • RELS 306 Hinduism (GE-C4)
  • RELS 307 Buddhism (GE-C4)
  • RELS 310 Christianity (GE-C4)
  • RELS 311 Islam (GE-C4)
  • ENGL 354 The Bible as Literature and the Arts

Area B: Approaches to the Study of Religion (Four Units Minimum)

  • RELS 344: Approaches to Religion (GE-D5)
  • PHIL 320 Asian Philosophy (GE-C4)
  • PHIL 342 Philosophy of Religion (GE-C4)
  • PHIL 449 Epistemology of Religious Belief 
  • SOC 377 Sociology of Religion (GE-D5)

Area C: Contemporary Issues in Religion (Four Units Minimum)

  • RELS 201 Religion, Dialogue, and Society (GE-D3) 
  • WGS/RELS 370 Religion, Gender, and Society (GE-C4, USCP)
  • RELS 372 Spiritual Extremism: Asceticism, Mysticism, and Madness (GE-C4)
  • RELS 374 Religion and Violence (GE-C4)
  • RELS 378 Religion & Contemporary Values 
  • RELS/POLS 380 Religion and Politics in the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict 
  • RELS 400 Special Problems for Advanced Undergraduates 
  • RELS 470 Special Topics in Religious Studies 

Eight Elective Units

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