Minor in Religious Studies
Prospective minors must consult with the chair of the religious studies department. With the help of a departmental advisor, students plan a series of courses totaling 18 credits in one of the following areas of concentration:
- Roman Catholic Theology – To recognize the methods and sources of Roman Catholic theology.
- World Religions – To recognize and research world religions, both Eastern and Western.
- Ethics – To emphasize a personal and communal process of moral decision-making from professional, cultural, and religious perspectives.
- World Scriptures – To read and explore the original sources of various world religions in translation to appreciate the literary richness of selected World Religions.
- Spirituality – To explore the forms, traditions, and practices related to the human experience of transcendence.
Notes on the Religious Studies Minor
- Only two courses may be applied from the 100 level, but no courses from the foundational areas of Core 2020 may apply. These areas include Learning Community, Research-Based Writing, and Data Analysis courses.
- Courses to be used for each of the minor concentration areas must be approved by the chair of the religious studies department.
- No more than two courses taken to meet a student’s major requirements may be applied to the religious studies minor.
- A grade point average of 2.00 is required for all courses taken in residence that may be applied to the minor.