Religion Major | Philosophy & Religion

Religion Major

Major in Religion
The major requires completion of 11 classes/33 credit hours

Minor in Religion
The minor consists of 6 classes/18 credit hours (from the courses that apply to the major) -- 3 classes/9 hours must be advanced.

3 Hours from Introduction to Religious Studies:

PHIL 2070 Great Religions

PHIL 2100 Introduction to Judaism

PHIL 2400 Religion in American Society

3 Hours from Theoretical Approaches:

ANTH 4751 The Supernatural: Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion

PHIL 3600 Philosophy of Religion

SOCI 3700 Sociology of Religion

3 Hours from Christianity:

PHIL 3320 Medieval Philosophy

PHIL 3500 Christianity and Philosophy

PHIL 3520 Early Christian Thought

3 Hours from Judaism:

PHIL 3510 Hebrew Bible

PHIL 3525 Rabbinic Judaism

PHIL 3530 Kabbalah: Jewish Mysticism, Myth, and Magic

PHIL 3535 Classical Jewish Thought: The 13 Principles of Faith

PHIL 3540 Judaism and Philosophy

3 Hours from Islam:

HIST 3450 Islam and its Empires

HIST 3460 Modern Middle East History

HIST 4240 Nationalism, Zionism, and Islamism in Modern Middle Eastern History

3 Hours from South Asian Religions:

PHIL 3620 South Asian Philosophy and Religion

PHIL 3625 Modern South Asian Philosophy and Religion

PHIL 3630 Jainism

3 Hours from Religion, Science, and the Environment:

PHIL 3650 Religion and Science

PHIL 3660 Western Religion and the Environment

PHIL 3665 Eastern Religion and the Environment

3 Hours from Religion and History:

HIST 4215 Jews under Greeks and Roman Rule

HIST 4217 Jew, Greek and Roman: Backgrounds of Early Christianity

HIST 4218 Early Medieval Europe, ca. 312-1095

HIST 4219 Late Medieval Europe, 1095 to 1400

HIST 4230 Age of the Reformation

HIST 4290 Intellectual, Cultural and Social History of Medieval and Early Modern Europe

HIST 4550 Imperial China

3 Hours from Capstone Seminar:

PHIL 4975 Theories of Religion

6 Hours of two (2) advanced electives either from the above list of required courses or any of the following approved electives.

AEAH 4804 Medieval Art

AEAH 4805 Topics in Medieval Art

AEAH 4825 Topics in Islamic and/or Middle Eastern Art

ANTH 3700 Peoples and Cultures of South Asia

ANTH 4900 Special Problems (when appropriate)

ENGL 3913 Topics in Literature (when appropriate)

ENGL 3923 American Jewish Writers

ENGL 4440 Milton

ENGL 4800 Special Seminar in Literature (when appropriate)

HIST 3762 Rome: The Biography of a City

HIST 3770 Ancient and Medieval Women, Gender, and Sexuality

HIST 4315 History of Anti-Semitism from Ancient Times to the Present

HIST 4380 The European Witch Hunts

HIST 4390 The Holocaust, 1933-1945

HIST 4435 American Jewish Experience

HIST 4475 Jewish Women in Modern America

HIST 4263 Topics in History (when appropriate)

MUMH 4800 Nazism, Judaism and the Politics of Classical Music in Germany

MUMH 4810 Jews, Judaism, Anti-Semitism, and Opera

PHIL 3515 David, Saul, and Solomon: The Early Israelite Monarchy

PHIL 3550 Jewish Business Ethics

PHIL 3635 Bollywood

PHIL 3680 East Asian Philosophy & Religion

PHIL 4960 Special Problems (when appropriate)

PSCI 4150 Religion and Politics in the United States

PSCI 4330 Topics in Political Theory

SOCI 3900 Race and Christianity

Consult the Undergraduate Advisor for approval of any relevant courses (e.g., Special Problems courses) not listed. ( or

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