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Religious Studies


Religion is and always has been a central feature of human life, for individuals and communities. The interdisciplinary field of Religious Studies enables students to approach it from different perspectives: philosophical, historical, political, sociological, anthropological and literary.

Minor Requirements:

5 courses (15 hours), completed with a grade of C or better, courses in at least 2 distinct areas or disciplines, and at least 2 at the 3000-level or higher. Eligible courses already taken can count toward the degree. (In accordance with SLA rules, courses taken for this Minor cannot overlap with another Minor, and cannot be included in 27 credit hours for a Major.)

Eligible Courses for Religious Studies Minor, Spring 2019:

Courses can be found each semester on the Class Schedule under “Religious Studies” (RLST) as well as in listings of particular departments.

  • RLST 1020-01 Religions of the World, April Olsen, TR 12:30-1:45 pm
  • CLAS 1040-01 Mythology, Barbara Blythe, MWF 12:00-12:50 pm
  • CLAS 1040-02 Mythology, Barbara Blythe, MWF 2:00-2:50 pm
  • CLAS 3230-01 Ancient Christianity, Dennis Kehoe, TR 3:30-4:45 pm
  • HISA 6190-01 Mystics, Holy Women: Middle Ages, Francis Luongo, R 3:30-6:00 pm
  • HISC 3910-01 Religion, Politics: South Asia, Subah Dayal, M 3:00-5:30 pm
  • JWST 1020-01 Intro to Jewish Civ.: Modern Era, Jason Gaines, MWF 10:00-10:50 am
  • JWST 2810-01 Peoples of the Book, Jason Gaines, TR 2:00-3:15 pm
  • JWST 3740-01 Israel: Culture, Politics, and History, Brian Horowitz, TR 9:30-10:45 am
  • JWST 4810-01 Social Justice and the Bible, Jason Gaines, T 3:30-6:00 pm
  • PHIL 3020-01 Bible & Philosophy: Genesis, Ronna Burger,TR 3:30-4:45 pm
  • PHIL 3020-02 Bible & Philosophy: Genesis, writing intensive, TR 3:30-4:45 pm
  • PHIL 3500-01 Buddhism, Jonathan Eng, MWF 9:00-9:50 am
  • PHIL 3500-02 Buddhism, Jonathan Eng, MWF 10:00-10:50 am
  • PHIL 3500-03 Buddhism, Guy Beck, MWF 3:00-3:50 pm
  • PHIL 3500-04 Buddhism, Guy Beck, TR 4:00-4:50 pm
  • PHIL 3500-05 Buddhism, Hans Gruenig, TR 3:30-4:45 pm
  • PHIL 3500-06 Buddhism, Hans Gruenig, TR 2:00-3:15 pm
  • POLT 3010-01 Jewish Political Thought, Gary Remer, TR 2:00-3:15 pm


Ronna Burger, Dept. of Philosophy:
or Nancy Tatarski, Judeo-Christian Studies: