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-367

The History of Jewish Art

3

HIS-370

Jewish History from the Diaspora to 1948

3

HIS-372

Jewish-Christian Relations through the Ages

3

HIS-374

Women and Gender in Jewish Societies

3

HIS-378

Liberation Theology

3

PHI-201

The Good Life

3

REL-112

New Testament Introduction

3

REL-113

The Hebrew Bible

3

REL-202

Christianity

3

REL-203

Buddhism

3

REL-204

Islam

3

REL-205

Native American Religions

3

REL-206

Judaism

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-328

Mythology: Classical History and Archaeology

3

HIS-363

The Rise of Christianity

3

HIS-364

The Life of Jesus: History and Archaeology

3

PHI-310

Ancient Philosophy

3

REL-112

Introduction to the New Testament

3

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

15 credits (Total does not include prerequisite courses)

Course Course Title Credits

MINOR REQUIREMENTS

POE-241 or
POE-250

Introduction to Public Policy or
Introduction to Political Philosophy

3

Complete one course (3 credits) from the following:

POE-300

Constitutional Law I

3

POE-301

Constitutional Law II

3

BUS-391

Legal Environment

3

Complete one course (3 credits) from the following:

ENG-200 Level or
ENG-300 Level

Introduction to Literary Studies Course or
Literature Seminar*

3

Complete one course (3 credits) from the following:

PHI-201

The Good Life

3

PHI-202

Bioethics

3

PHI-309

Feminist Philosophy

3

PHI-331

Ethics

3

PHI-340

Environmental Philosophy

3

REL-350

Religion and Ethics

3

Complete the following:

POE-497

Internship

3

Notes

*Any 200- or 300-level ENG course excluding ENG-280, ENG-245, ENG-246, ENG-247, EN-345, ENG-346, and ENG-347.

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.