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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, Fall 2018:

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, TR 12:30-1:45 pm
  • RLST 3950-01, Faith and Reason, TR 11:00-12:15 pm
  • ANTH 3200-01, Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion, MWF 12:00-12:50 pm
  • CLAS 1040-01, Mythology, Mallory Monaco Caterine, MWF 11:00-11:50 am
  • CLAS 1040-02, Mythology, Mallary Monaco Caterine, MWF 1:00-1:50 pm
  • CLAS 2320-01, Temples & Festivals Ang. Greece, Emilia Oddo, TR 11:00 am-12:15 pm
  • HISA 1500-01, Dante and His World, Francis Luongo, M 3:00-5:30pm
  • HISA 6060-01, Later Medieval Spain, James Boyden, M 5:00-7:30 pm
  • JWST 1010-01, Introduction to Jewish Civilization, MWF 10:00-10:50 am
  • JWST 2100-01, Introduction to Hebrew Bible, MWF 9:00-9:50 am
  • JWST 3540-01, Jewish Renaissance to Age of Reason, D. Goldstein, TR 11:00-12:15
  • PHIL 3020-01, Bible and Philosophy: Genesis, Ronna Burger, TR 3:30-4:45 pm
  • PHIL 3500-01, Buddhism, Hans Gruenig, TR 3:30-4:45 pm
  • PHIL 3500-02, Buddhism, Hans Gruenig, TR 2:00-3:15 pm
  • PHIL 3500-03, Buddhism, Guy Beck, MWF 1:00-1:50 pm
  • PHIL 3500-04, Buddhism, Travis Mulroy, TR 8:00-9:15 am
  • PHIL 3500-05, Buddhism, Guy Beck, MWF 3:00-3:50 pm
  • PHIL 3500-06, Buddhism, Travis Mulroy, TR 9:30-10:45 am
  • SOWK 7100-01, Social Work & Spirituality, C. Irwin (2 cr.), R 9:00-10:50 am


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