Religious Studies Minor Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete a minor in Religious Studies should be able to:
- Read and comprehend (in translation) religious literature of various sorts within the context of the historical religious culture which gave rise to that literature and has in turn been shaped by it;
- Engage in critical analysis of religious phenomena, beliefs, and practices on the one hand, and conflicting interpretations of them on the other, while also recognizing the validity and value of those phenomena, beliefs and practices for those who adhere to them;
- Articulate their own thoughts effectively both orally and in writing, exhibiting command of the preceding abilities in terms appropriate to the academic study of religion.
The Religious Studies Minor
A minor in Religious Studies consists of at least 20 semester credit hours of courses in Religious Studies, including at least one course above the 100 level and another course above the 200 level. The minor program should include two of the five different religious traditions listed for the Religious Studies Major (Judaism; Christianity; Islam; India/China/Japan; Ancient Mediterranean World). Specific courses may appear in multiple traditions, but double-counting courses for multiple traditions is not permitted.
See also the minor in "Jewish Studies."