Academic Programs

Courses of special interest:

  • Biblical History and Archaeology
  • Buddhist Religious Traditions
  • Christian Theological Reflection
  • Hindu Religious Traditions
  • Islamic Religious Traditions
  • Journey Through the Bible (travel to Israel and Egypt)
  • Paul in the Roman Empire (travel to Turkey and Greece)
  • Quest for the Historical Jesus

Catalog 2015-2016

The major includes a foundational base in multiple religious traditions and methods. Subsequently, students can pursue their own interests by concentrating in either Western or non-Western courses.

May term travel courses are offered regularly. All majors and minors enroll in a senior capstone seminar in which they conduct research, write a paper, and present their work to the class.

Religion Major/Minor Patterns
Major
10 course units chosen in consultation with the program faculty to include:
REL 1014 Introduction to Religion
REL 1054 The Judaeo-Christian Heritage
REL 2024 The Bible
REL 1134 Foundations of Asian Religions
REL 4444 Seminar in Religious Studies
5 electives

Recommendation: Students planning graduate work should take French or German through 1034.
Minor
6 course units chosen in consultation with the program faculty to include:
REL 1014 Introduction to Religion
REL 4444 Seminar in Religious Studies
4 electives

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