PEAK Majors

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Religion Major

34 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Area I

REL-100

Introduction to World Religions

3

REL-498

Religious Studies Seminar

3

Area II

Complete 6 credits from the following:

REL-112

New Testament Introduction

3

REL-202

Christianity

3

REL-204

Islam

3

REL-220

Christian Spirituality

3

REL-225

Christian Theology

3

3 credits from the following may be used to help fulfill Area II requirement:

HIS-242

The History of Christianity

3

HIS-325

Ancient Greek Language and Literature I

3

HIS-326

Ancient Greek Language and Literature II

3

HIS-346

Reformation of the Sixteenth Century

3

HIS-363

History, Classical Archaeology, and the Rise of Christianity

3

HIS-364

The Life of Jesus: History an Archaeology

3

HIS-368

Jewish History

3

HIS-378

Liberation Theology

3

Area III

Complete 6 credits from the following:

REL-203

Buddhism

3

REL-205

Native American Religions

3

REL-210

Japanese Religions

3

REL-212

Buddhism in America

3

3 credits from the following may be used to help fulfill Area III requirement:

ATH-128

Understanding Spirit in Art and Culture

3

ATH-302

Ritual, Myth, and Worldview

3

Area IV

Complete 6 credits from the following:

PHI-201

The Good Life

3

PHI-351

Philosophy of Religion

3

REL-348

Religion and Science

3

REL-349

Religion and Nature

3

REL-350

Religion and Ethics

3

3 credits from the following may be used to help fulfill Area IV requirement:

SOC-304

The Sociology of Religion

3

Area V

REL ELEC

Religious Studies Elective coursework

6

Area VI

REL-499

Senior Thesis

1

Area VII

Complete 3 credits from the following subjects:

ART

Art

3

MUS

Music

3

THE

Theatre

3

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Problem Solving
  • Demonstrated understanding of:
  • The concept: the phenomenon and nature of religion(s)
  • The traditions: the variety of religious traditions across the world
  • The discipline: the foundational methods and theories of religious studies
  • The demonstrated ability to read, research and write in religious studies
  • Synthesis and critical engagement with a topic or problem in religious studies demonstrated through a senior thesis.