Religious Studies

The religious studies minor is easy to fit into most academic plans because it consists of any five courses from within religious studies. The minor, like the major, emphasizes the academic study of religion and is not the explanation of religious issues in accordance with any specific religious group or tradition. Instead, it incorporates social, political, linguistic, historical, textual and cultural analyses in order to help you understand how religion and religions have influenced our world and continue to influence our society.

Minor Requirements

Elective Courses (choose 5) - 15 hrs.

  • RLS 101: Comparative Religion - 3 hrs.
  • RLS 105: Church History - 3 hrs.
  • RLS 114: Introduction to Judaism - 3 hrs.
  • RLS 121: Islamic Civilization - 3 hrs.
  • RLS 200: Contemporary Religion in the United States - 3 hrs.
  • RLS 225: Arabic Christianity - 3 hrs.
  • RLS 280: Psychology of Religion - 3 hrs.
  • RLS 300: Hebrew Bible/Old Testament - 3 hrs.
  • RLS 302: New Testament - 3 hrs.
  • RLS 305: Early Christianity: Monasticism - 3 hrs.
  • RLS 310: Religion and Society - 3 hrs.
  • RLS 313: Introduction to Rabbinic Judaism - 3 hrs.
  • RLS 320: Muslim-Christian Relations - 3 hrs.
  • RLS 321: Islam & the West: Clash of Civilizations? - 3 hrs.
  • RLS 330: The Human Condition - 3 hrs.
  • RLS 331: Religions of the Eastern World - 3 hrs.
  • RLS 332: Religions of the World II - 3 hrs.
  • RLS 336: Buddhism and Asian Civilizations - 3 hrs.
  • RLS 338: China: Religion and Culture - 3 hrs.
  • RLS 340: Japan: Religion and Culture - 3 hrs.
  • RLS 344: Philosophy of Religion - 3 hrs.
  • RLS 350: Topics in Religious Studies - 3 hrs.
  • RLS 497: Problems in Religious Studies - 1-3 hrs.
  • RLS 498: Problems in Religious Studies - 1-3 hrs.