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Religious Studies Concentration

College of Liberal Arts, Office of Student Services
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Religion plays a major role in human affairs. To understand the nature of society and the individual, it is essential to have some understanding of religion. The religious studies concentration engages students in the study of religion from the perspective of major Western and non-Western traditions through courses in such disciplines as anthropology, history, literature, philosophy, political science, the fine arts, and sociology. (With approval from the religious studies adviser, certain Special Topics or Great Thinkers courses may also satisfy the requirements for the concentration.)

Electives—Choose three of the following:
0504-464 Mythology and Folklore
0504-467 African American Literature
0504-484 Literature and Religion*
0505-468 Art of India and Southeast Asia
0505-469 Art of China, Korea, and Japan
0505-487 Art of Islam
0507-483 History of Christianity
0509-440 Philosophy of Religion
0509-460 East Asian Philosophy
0509-466 Existentialism†
0509-467 Medieval Philosophy
0509-468 Metaphysics†
0509-469 19th Century Philosophy†
0510-446 Native North Americans
0510-483 Anthropology of Religion
0510-484 Islamic Culture and the Middle East
0513-492 Religion and International Politics
0514-483 Social Psychology of Religion

* Prerequisite: Writing (0502-227).

† Student must obtain the approval of the religious studies concentration adviser.