Not open to students pursuing a major in Religion.

Minor Objectives

Upon successful completion of this minor, the student will be able to:

  • Describe and evaluate the scholarly methods used in the study of religion.
  • Identify the basic concepts that make up a religious worldview (e.g., creation of the world, good and evil, salvation, and suffering).
  • Identify and give examples of the universal forms of religious expression (e.g., sacred places, symbols, ethics, and rituals).
  • Analyze the historical development and interaction among the major world religions.
  • Identify and evaluate the key beliefs and characteristics of each of the current major world religions.
  • Determine and appraise the various expressions of religious life (e.g., social and political) that are evident in different societies over time.

Minor Requirements (18 semester hours)

PHIL410God and World3
RELS101Introduction to the Study of Religion3
RELS201Introduction to World Religions3
RELS202Religion in America3
RELS311Introduction to the Bible3
SOCI420Sociology of Religion3
Total Semester Hours18