Not open to students pursuing a major in Religion.
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 world view (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.