Dual Major in Religious Studies/Sociology-Anthropology

Students pursuing this major will be given a specially adapted comprehensive examination by a committee of faculty from the two departments.

Students must take one of the following courses:

  • SOAN 1000: Introduction to Sociology
  • SOAN 1100: Introduction to Anthropology
  • SOAN 1110: Archaeology of Ancient Civilizations

Students must take the following courses:

  • SOAN 3200/RLST 3170: Religion, Society, and Culture (C or higher)
  • RLST 2000: Religions of the World and How to Study Them (C or higher)
  • SOAN 4200: Social/Cultural Theory (C- or higher)

A student must choose at least one class with a primary emphasis on description and interpretation of Jewish, Christian, and/or Islamic traditions (Traditions A) from the following courses:

  • RLST 2110: Judaism, Christianity, Islam (C or higher)
  • RLST 2150: Introduction to Islam (C or higher)
  • RLST 2160: Introduction to Judaism (C or higher)
  • RLST 2170: Special Topics in Traditions A (C or higher)
  • RLST 2210: The Bible – History and Content (C or higher)
  • RLST 2220: Jesus and the New Testament – Then and Now (C or higher)
  • RLST 2610: Rethinking Jesus (C or higher)
  • RLST 3110: Christian Thought (C or higher)
  • RLST 3120: Christian Theology Today (C or higher)

A student must choose at least one class with a primary emphasis on description and interpreta- tion of Hindu, Buddhist, and/or other South Asian or East Asian Traditions (Traditions B) from the following courses:

  • RLST 2120: Introduction to Hinduism (C or higher)
  • RLST 2130: East Asian Religions (C or higher)
  • RLST 2140: Introduction to Buddhism (C or higher)
  • RLST 2180: Special Topics in Traditions B (C or higher)

A student must take the Religious Studies seminar course:

  • RLST 4900: Senior Seminar (C or higher)

A student must take one additional Religious Studies course, of student choice.

  • RLST #### (C or higher)

A student must take one seminar course from the following:

  • SOAN 4900: Senior Seminar in Sociology (C or higher)
  • SOAN 4910: Senior Seminar in Anthropology (C or higher)

Two additional courses must also be taken in SOAN, above the introductory level, per student choice.

  • SOAN #### (student choice; must be 2000 level or above) (C or higher)
  • SOAN #### (student choice; must be 2000 level or above) (C or higher)

Students must also complete a comprehensive exam in their major.

Minor in Religious Studies

Students must take the following courses:

  • RLST 2000: Religions of the World and How to Study Them (C or higher)
  • RLST 3900: Religious Studies Seminar (C or higher)

Students must also take three more RLST courses, of student choice. Students may not use both RLST 1010 and RLST 1020 to fulfill this requirement; however, one or the other may be permitted. 1 FYCS 1010 (Ventures) or 1 FYCS 1020 (Connections) course may count if it was taught by a religious studies professor and approved by the department chair.

  • RLST #### (C or higher)
  • RLST #### (C or higher)
  • RLST #### (C or higher)

Minor in Jewish Studies

Students must take the following courses:

  • RLST 2000: Religions of the World and How to Study Them (C or higher)
  • RLST 2160: Introduction to Judaism (C or higher)
  • RLST 3510: Twice Promised Land (C or higher)

Students must choose one Hebrew course to take from the list below:

  • RLST 1010: Introduction to Classical Hebrew I (C or higher)
  • RLST 1020: Introduction to Classical Hebrew II (C or higher)
  • RLST 2020: Classical Hebrew Readings (C or higher)

Students must take one more course, usually but not necessarily an RLST course, of student choice and approved by the Department Chair. Only one of the RLST 1010, 1020, and 2020 courses may count toward the minor.

  • RLST #### (student choice) (C or higher)

Minor in Christian Studies

Students must take the following courses:

  • RLST 2000: Religions of the World and How to Study Them (C or higher)
  • RLST 2220: Jesus and the New Testament – Then and Now (C or higher)
  • RLST 3110: Christian Thought (C or higher)
  • RLST 3120: Christian Thought Today (C or higher)

Students must take two more courses. Choose an option below.

  • *RLST #### (student choice)
  • GREE 3040: New Testament in Context – Intermediate
  • GREE 4040: New Testament in Context – Advanced

*The elective courses are of student choice but must be approved by the Religious Studies Department Chair. They are usually but not necessarily a RLST-designated course. RLST 1010, 1020, and 2020 courses may count toward the minor.

Minor in Interreligious Encounters

Students must take the following course:

  • RLST 2000: Religions of the World and How to Study Them (C or higher)

A student must choose at least one class with a primary emphasis on description and interpretation of Jewish, Christian, and/or Islamic traditions (Traditions A) from the following courses:

  • RLST 2110: Judaism, Christianity, Islam (C or higher)
  • RLST 2150: Introduction to Islam (C or higher)
  • RLST 2160: Introduction to Judaism (C or higher)
  • RLST 2170: Special Topics in Traditions A (C or higher)
  • RLST 2210: The Bible – History and Content (C or higher)
  • RLST 2220: Jesus and the New Testament – Then and Now (C or higher)
  • RLST 2610: Rethinking Jesus (C or higher)
  • RLST 3110: Christian Thought (C or higher)
  • RLST 3120: Christian Theology Today (C or higher)

A student must choose at least one class with a primary emphasis on description and interpretation of Hindu, Buddhist, and/or other South Asian or East Asian Traditions (Traditions B) from the following courses:

  • RLST 2120: Introduction to Hinduism (C or higher)
  • RLST 2130: East Asian Religions (C or higher)
  • RLST 2140: Introduction to Buddhism (C or higher)
  • RLST 2180: Special Topics in Traditions B (C or higher)

A student must choose at least one class with a primary emphasis on description and interpretation of Interreligious Encounters from the following list (or from a list of classes announced each year that focus on Interreligious Encounters), not double counting from those listed above:

  • RLST 2110: Judaism, Christianity, Islam (C or higher)
  • RLST 2130: East Asian Religions (C or higher)

A student must complete a Department Chair approved Interreligious Internship or Major Experience:

  • RLST 4850: Religious Studies Internship
  • Major Experience