Religion Minor The list of requirements to graduate with a minor in Religion.
Whereas the major requires completion of ten (10) courses, the minor requires six (6) courses taught by Religion Department faculty (or other REL-numbered courses), including:
- REL 100 or REL 210, both of which present a broad survey of theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of religion, and thus provide a coherent and representative overview of the field of study; normally this re
- at least two (2) courses focused on the thought, practice, and significance of a particular religious tradition. At least one course must be chosen from each of two of the following religious traditions:
- Asian Religions: REL 103, 131, 132, 231
- Christianity: REL 102, 152, 250
- Islam: REL 105, 108, 172, 271, 283, 284
- Judaism: REL 101, 106, 271
- at least two (2) courses above the 100-level (i.e., seminars); and
- as the sixth course, either any 200- or 300-level seminar, or (optionally) REL 399 (Religion Capstone Seminar). Minors wishing to take REL 399 are required to formulate a research topic by the end of the preceding winter term and have it approved by the department faculty. Four other REL courses must be completed before taking REL 399. Alternatively, any other REL seminar may be taken in place of REL 399 to complete the program, but at least one 300-level course must be taken.
In meeting the requirements of this discipline-based minor, a student may not use more than nine credits that are also used to meet the requirements of another major or minor. Students may be allowed to count one appropriate course from another department toward the six-course minimum by petitioning the department ahead of time, in consultation with their advisor.