Religious Studies Concentration
General Education Requirements: 41-42 Credits
These requirements include earning credits in Communication, Humanities and Fine Arts, Social and Behavioral Sciences, History, Natural Sciences, and Mathematics. Click here for details.
Philosophy Major Requirements: 33 Credits
A minimum of 33 hours is required (at least 24 hours of which must be upper division), including the following:
- Philosophy Major Core: 9 Credits
- PHIL 3010 History of Ancient Philosophy (3 credits)
- PHIL 3030 History of Modern Philosophy (3 credits)
- PHIL 4017 Ethical Theory (3 credits)
- Senior Seminar: 3 Credits
- PHIL 4950 Senior Seminar (3 credits)
- Philosophy and Religious Studies Concentration: 9 Credits
- PHIL 4047 Philosophy of Religion (3 credits)
At least one (1) course in western religions (3 credits):
- RELI 3240 Hebrew Scriptures (3 credits)
- RELI 3250 Greek Scriptures (3 credits)
- HIST 3910 History of Christianity (3 credits)
- HIST 3911 Ancient Religions (3 credits)
- HIST 3912 Ancient Israel and Modern Scholarship (3 credits)
- HIST 3914 The Historical Jesus and the Early Church (3 credits)
- HIST 3920 History of Islam (3 credits)
- HIST 4387 History of the Holocaust (3 credits)
- APST 3530 Religion in Appalachia (3 credits)
- ENGL 3280 Mythology (3 credits)
- ENGL 3700 The Bible as Literature (3 credits)
At least one (1) course in non-western religions (3 credits):
- RELI 3230 Asian Religious and Philosophical Traditions (3 credits)
- HIST 3913 The History of Buddhism (3 credits)
Advisor Approved Electives: 12 Credits
Electives may include:
- Any RELI course
- Any PHIL course
- SOAA 3800 Religion, Society, and Culture (3 credits)
- SOCI 4440 Sociology of Religion (3 credits)
Electives may be chosen from the lists of Western and Non-Western courses above. Other courses may apply with advisor approval.
Note: Only 9 lower division credits (RELI or PHIL) can count toward the major.
Minor: 18 - 24 Credits
Free Electives: 21 - 28 Credits
Total: 120 Credits
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