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The Major(s), with Emphases and/or Options

Religious Studies Major

  • Required Units (crs.): 37 minimum

  • Required Core Courses - Nine units (crs.):

    • Religious Studies 102 World Religions 3 crs.

    • Religious Studies 108 Introduction to Religious Studies 3 crs.

    • Religious Studies 475 Senior Capstone in Religious Studies 3 crs.

  • Required Courses: In addition to the Core Courses:

    • Two courses (6 credits) from the Traditions Category

    • One course (3 credits) from the Texts Category

    • One course (3 credits) from the Religion as Lived and Practiced Category

    • One course (3 credits) from the Globalized Religion Category

    • 12 credits of any 300 or 400 level Religious Studies courses (not used in above categories)

    • Distribution Categories:

      • Traditions Category

        • Religious Studies 210 Christianity 3 crs.

        • Religious Studies 211 Catholicism in America 3 crs.

        • Religious Studies 215 Judaism 3 crs.

        • Religious Studies 221 The Hindu Tradition 3 crs.

        • Religious Studies 222 Buddhism 3 crs.

        • Religious Studies 240 Islam 3 crs.

        • Religious Studies 285 African-American Religions 3 crs.

        • Religious Studies 335 Chinese Religion 3 crs.

        • Religious Studies 337 Japanese Religion 3 crs.

      • Texts Category

        • Religious Studies 203 Hebrew Bible 3 crs.

        • Religious Studies 204 New Testament 3 crs.

        • Religious Studies 304 Hebrew Bible: Wisdom & Poetry 3 crs.

        • Religious Studies 309 Religion and Culture of New Testament 3 crs.

        • Religious Studies 312 Jesus and the Gospels 3 crs.

        • Religious Studies 313 Letters to Paul 3 crs.

        • Religious Studies 314 Women and the New Testament 3 crs.

        • Religious Studies 315 Gendering Jewish Children's Literature 3 crs.

        • Religious Studies 320 Judaism in Comic Books 3 crs.

        • Religious Studies 340 Hindu Myth & Ritual  3 crs.

        • Religious Studies 354 Buddhist Myth & Ritual  3 crs.

      • Religion as Lived and Practiced Category

        • Religious Studies 104 Religions of America 3 crs.

        • Religious Studies 106 The Bible and Current Events 3 crs.

        • Religious Studies 344 Zen Practice 3 crs.

        • Religious Studies 345 Zen Art & Literature 3 crs.

        • Religious Studies 358 Popular Religion in Asia

        • Religious Studies 360 Judaism Since Gender 3 crs.

        • Religious Studies 361 Islamic Resurgence 3 crs.

        • Religious Studies 363 Mystical & Meditative Experience 3 crs.

        • Religious Studies 364 Sects and Cults in America 3 crs.

        • Religious Studies 365 Religion and Children in America 3 crs.

        • Religious Studies 370 Radical Religion in America 3 crs.

      • Globalized Religion Category

        • Religious Studies 265 Women and Religion 3 crs.

        • Religious Studies 334 The Holocaust and American Memory 3 crs.

        • Religious Studies 338 Comparative Religious Ritual 3 crs.

        • Religious Studies 362 Religion and the Environment 3 crs.

        • Religious Studies 371 Global Fundamentalisms in Contemporary Perspective 3 crs.

        • Religious Studies 372 Religious Radicalism and Globalization 3 crs.

        • Religious Studies 380 Terrorism and Religious Violence 3 crs.

        • Religious Studies 381 Terrorism and Religious Violence: Applications and Issues 3 crs.

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