Religious studies is a major designed to provide students with the methodology used to study religion as a fundamental human experience and to introduce students to the history of western and non-western religious traditions.
The major in religious studies consists of ten courses, including the five required core courses. The core courses include an introduction to the methodologies used in the study of religion (RLST/CLAS 110), one course each on the major religious traditions of the western world (Greco-Roman religion, Judaism, and Christianity) and one course in non-Western religion.
The remaining five courses should be selected from the list of electives and must include one course at or above the 400 level.
See the Courses page for a listing of core courses and electives. The Director of Religious Studies must approve any substitution of courses not listed here.
A minor in religious studies consists of a minimum of five core courses.