Minor in Religious Studies


The Religious Studies Program now offers a general Minor in Religious Studies:

Minimum 6, maximum 9 half-classes (XXXX.03) in RELS, all above the 1000 level. Of these classes, at least 2 must be chosen from (bold font: offered in 2021-22):

  • RELS 2001.03: Judaism
  • RELS 2002.03 Christianity
  • RELS 2003.03: Islam
  • RELS 2011.03: Hinduism
  • RELS 2012.03: Chinese & Japanese Religions
  • RELS 2013.03: Buddhism
  • RELS 2281.03: Christian Beginnings: The Orthodox and Oriental Churches
  • RELS 2509.03: Hindu, Muslim, Sikh: Identity, Culture and State in Pre-Colonial South Asia
  • RELS 2510.03: Hindu, Muslim, Sikh: Locating the Trauma of Modern South Asia

at least 2 must be chosen from:

  • RELS 3000.03: Topics in Religious Studies
  • RELS 3009.03: Christianity in the Lands of Islam
  • RELS 3012.03: Mystics of the Middle East
  • RELS 3101.03: The Self and the World in Indian Story
  • RELS 3111.03: Vishnu and Krishna the Dark Lord
  • RELS 3112.03: Buddhism in India and Tibet
  • RELS 3113.03: The Mahabharata: India’s Great Epic of Strife and Salvation
  • RELS 3114.03: Special Topics in Eastern Religions (Fall 2021: Kalidasa's World)
  • RELS 3282.03: Christian Beginnings: Catholicism
  • RELS 3413.03: Augustine's Confessions
  • RELS 4010.03: Islamic Philosophy: al-Ghazali
  • RELS 4018.03: Christian Theology in the Lands of Islam: John of Damascus
  • RELS 4401.03: Philosophy of the Greek Church Fathers

This minor is available to students registered in a 120 credit hour Bachelor of Applied Computer Science, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Community Design, Bachelor of Computer Science, Bachelor of Informatics, Bachelor of Management, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Science (Medical Sciences) program. A BA (90 credit hour) degree program with a minor in Religious Studies is also available.

Religious Studies also offers Minors in:

Abrahamic Religions

and in connection with the Dept. of History
Middle East and South Asian Studies

For more information, please contact the Religious Studies Undergraduate Advisor.