Religious Studies Major Curriculum

Degree Requirements

Four-Year Plan

Freshman YearCredits
CLS 101US - Knowledge and Community3
WRIT 101W - College Writing I3
Choose one of the following:3-4
RLST 100D - Intro to the Study of Religion
RLST 110D - Religion, Conflict & Politics
RLST 220IH - Interpretations of Amrcn Relig
One Year Foreign Language 8
Other University Core and Electives 13
Year Total: 30-31
Sophomore YearCredits
RLST 202D - Hindu Traditions
or RLST 203D - Buddhist Traditions
3
Choose one of the following:3
RLST 201 - Islam
RLST 204IH - Intro to the Hebrew Bible
RLST 205IH - Introduction to New Testament
Choose two of the following (that have not been used to fulfill a requirement):6
RLST 201 - Islam
RLST 202D - Hindu Traditions
RLST 203D - Buddhist Traditions
RLST 204IH - Intro to the Hebrew Bible
RLST 205IH - Introduction to New Testament
RLST 206IH - Origins of God
RLST 207IH - Myth and Belief
RLST 217IH - Religion, Sci & Environment
RLST 220IH - Interpretations of Amrcn Relig
RLST 223IH - Sacrifice, Rite & Ritual
RLST 291 - Special Topics
University Core and Electives18
Year Total: 30
Junior YearCredits
Choose three of the following:9
RLST 321 - Religion and Gender
RLST 325 - Religion and Literature
RLST 326 - Topics in Religion
RLST 330 - Religion of Ancient Egypt
RLST 332 - Archaeology & Religion
RLST 370 - Philosophy of Religion
Methodologies requirement: in consultation with their advisor, students will take two courses outside the major that focus on any of the following methodologies: historical, archaeological, sociological, philosophical, literary, visual, etc. 6
University Core and Electives 15
Year Total: 30
Senior YearCredits
RLST 499RH - Senior Capstone3
Choose two of the following:6-7
RLST 402 - Natural/Unnatural/Supernatural
RLST 405 - Text and Image
RLST 407 - Violence & Religion
RLST 410 - What is Religion?
RLST 490R - Undergraduate Research
RLST 491 - Special Topics
RLST 492 - Independent Study
Choose three of the following, excluding any course already completed:9
RLST 201 - Islam
RLST 202D - Hindu Traditions
RLST 203D - Buddhist Traditions
RLST 204IH - Intro to the Hebrew Bible
RLST 205IH - Introduction to New Testament
RLST 206IH - Origins of God
RLST 207IH - Myth and Belief
RLST 220IH - Interpretations of Amrcn Relig
RLST 223IH - Sacrifice, Rite & Ritual
RLST 291 - Special Topics
RLST 321 - Religion and Gender
RLST 325 - Religion and Literature
RLST 326 - Topics in Religion
RLST 330 - Religion of Ancient Egypt
RLST 332 - Archaeology & Religion
RLST 370 - Philosophy of Religion
RLST 402 - Natural/Unnatural/Supernatural
RLST 405 - Text and Image
RLST 407 - Violence & Religion
RLST 410 - What is Religion?
RLST 490R - Undergraduate Research
RLST 491 - Special Topics
RLST 492 - Independent Study
Electives12
Year Total: 30-31
Total Program Credits: 120-122