A Religion Minor invites students to explore the ways in which humanity's deepest values and commitments shape society through stories, beliefs, rituals, behaviors and institutions.
Minor Requirements (16 credits):
- Three credits from:
- Three credits from the Christian tradition, to be chosen from:
- Three credits from beyond the Christian tradition, to be chosen from:
- Three additional credits in Religion.
- Three credits in the Fine Arts (Music, Theatre, Art) or in Creative Writing
- REL-398 Writing in Religion (1 cr)
Courses in the Religion minor may not also be used in other minors. At least 9 credits must be taken in the Humanities & Fine Arts Division.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Critical Thinking in Religion
- Analytical Reasoning in Religion
- Problem Solving in Religion
- Written Communication in Religion
- Religious literacy, consisting of
- being able to articulate the nature, role and necessity of “symbols” for expressing ultimate commitments and values in society and the interpretive issues involved in dealing with them
- being able to make meaningful and fruitful comparisons between the key historical developments, practices and beliefs of at least two religious systems/movements/traditions and of the diversity within each of them