Philosophy and Religion Department Minors

Philosophy Religious Studies

Philosophy Minor

PEAKS | Humanities & Fine Arts |

Philosophy Minor

15 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

PHI-150 or
PHI-214

Critical Reasoning or
Introduction to Logic

3

PHI ELEC

Philosophy Elective Courses (6 crs must be upper-division)

9

Complete 3 credits from the following subjects:

ART

Art

3

MUS

Music

3

THE

Theatre

3

Notes

Completion of this minor requires submission of one thesis-driven research paper which investigates a question at the intersection of philosophy and the student's major. Students are encouraged to write this paper as part of one of their philosophy courses. They may also write it as part of a one-unit independent study course.

Religious Studies Minor

PEAKS | Humanities & Fine Arts |

Religious Studies Minor
15 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)
Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

REL-100

Introduction to World Religions

3

Complete 3 credits from the following:

PHI-351

Philosophy of Religion

3

REL-348

Religion and Science

3

REL-349

Religion and Nature

3

REL-350

Religion and Ethics

3

REL-498

Religious Studies Seminar

3

Complete 6 credits from the following:

ATH-128

Understanding Spirit in Art and Culture

3

ATH-302

Ritual, Myth, and Worldview

3

HIS-221

Chinese Religions

3

HIS-242

The History of Christianity

3

HIS-325

Ancient Greek Language and Literature I

3

HIS-326

Ancient Greek Language and Literature II

2

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

PHI-201

The Good Life

3

REL-112

New Testament Introduction

3

REL-202

Christianity

3

REL-203

Buddhism

3

REL-204

Islam

3

REL-205

Native American Religions

3

REL-210

Japanese Religions

3

REL-212

Buddhism in America

3

REL-220

Christian Spirituality

3

REL-225

Christian Theology

3

REL ELEC

Religious Studies elective coursework

3

SOC-304

The Sociology of Religion

3

Complete 3 credits from the following subjects:

ART

Art

3

MUS

Music

3

THE

Theatre

3

Associated Minors

Classics Minor

PEAKS | Social Science & History |

Classics Minor

15 credits

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

HIS-331

Ancient Greece

3

HIS-332

Ancient Rome

3

Complete 6 credits of either Greek or Latin.

Complete 3 additional credits dealing with the ancient world, including but not limited to:

ART-239

Ancient to Medieval

3

ENG-371

The Epic Tradition

3

HIS-322

Latin Readings

1

HIS-327

Greek Readings

1

HIS-363

The Rise of Christianity

3

PHI-310

Ancient Philosophy

3

REL-112

Introduction to the New Testament

3

Leadership Minor

PEAKS | Professional Studies & Enhancements |

The interdisciplinary Leadership Studies Minor is designed to teach students competencies in communication skills, problem solving, decision making and team development, a set of skills that effective leaders of any institution must possess.

Leadership Minor

15 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

LSP-201

Leadership Theories, Styles, Realities

3

LSP-497

Internship in area of emphasis

3

Complete at least 3 classes (9 credits) related to area of emphasis (see below):

BUSINESS LEADERSHIP EMPHASIS

BUS-100

Introduction to Business

3

LSP-299T

Leadership in Business

3

Complete 1 from the following:

 

BUS-200

Small Business Management

3

BUS-325

Principles of Management

3

BUS-340

International Business

3

BUS-358

Human Resource Management

3

BUS-453

Production and Operations Management

3

BUS-483

Project Management

3

CHRISTIAN EMPHASIS

REL-112

New Testament Introduction

3

LSP-210

Servant Leadership

3

Complete 1 from the following:

REL-220

Christian Spirituality

3

REL-225

Christian Theology

3

REL-348

Religion and Science

3

REL-399

Readings in Religion

3

Student Learning Outcomes

Through core leadership classes students will gain skills and concepts that will contribute to their effectiveness as leaders in multiple settings. Through interdisciplinary study, students will gain skills and concepts that will contribute to their effectiveness as leaders in their area of emphasis.

Students will gain other skills in:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Analytical Reasoning
  • Problem Solving

Pre-Law Minor

PEAKS | Professional Studies & Enhancements |

The Pre-Law Minor is meant to create a foundation in preparation for a career in law. As a professional enhancement minor, the Pre-Law Minor is further designed to help prepare students to succeed in law school. Through the minor students will be introduced to the American political system, precedent-setting Supreme Court cases, and philosophical/ethical frameworks for judging legal questions.

Pre-Law Minor

18 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

POE-241

Introduction to Public Policy

3

POE-250

Introduction to Political Philosophy

3

POE-300

Constitutional Law I

3

POE-301 or
BUS-391

Constitutional Law II or
Legal Environment

3

Complete 1 course from the following (Department recommended courses -

ENG-219, ENG-235 or ENG-324)

ENG-200 Level or
ENG-300 Level

Introduction to Literary Studies Course or
Theory and Methods Course

3

Complete 1 Ethics course from the following:

PHI-201

The Good Life

3

PHI-202

Bioethics

3

Notes

There are multiple pathways to law school. No particular major is recommended. Indeed law schools accept students who have majored in everything from Music to Environmental Studies. Regardless of the major, students would benefit from courses in several disciplines not required for the minor including: International Relations, History, Sociology, and Environmental Studies.