2020-2021 University Catalog 
    
    Sep 18, 2021  
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Religion minor


A minor in religion requires completion of six (6) courses, as follows. In meeting the requirements of this discipline-based minor, a student may not use more than nine credits (including capstone) that are also used to meet the requirements of other majors or minors. Students may be able 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.

  1. REL 100 or REL 210
  2. at least two 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:
      a. Asian Religions: REL 103, 131, 132, 231
      b. Christianity: REL 102, 152, 250
      c. Islam: REL 105, 108, 172, 271, 283, 284
      d. Judaism: REL 101, 106, 271
  3. at least two (2) courses above the 100-level (i.e., seminars)
  4. 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.

 

2. Religious traditions:


Two 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:

3. Seminar:


Take at least two courses above the 100-level.

4. Capstone:


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.