Religious Studies Minor


Students wishing to minor in Religious Studies either out of general interest in the subject of religion and theology or in order to complement their major in another field are required to take a minimum of six courses in the department. A minimum of  two courses must be taken at the 200-level or above, at least one of which must be a seminar.

Two courses from different religious traditions drawn from three of the four following areas:
Sacred texts:
New Testament
Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
History of the Early Church
Readings: Asian Sacred Texts
Women In Early Christianity
The Quran
Sex, Money, Power & the Bible
World religions:
Comparative Religions/World View
Judaism in the Time of Jesus
Ancient and Medieval Hinduism
Ecology & Religion
Comparative Mysticism & Human Ecology
Modern Religious Movements
Religion and Violence
Zen Buddhism
Theravada Buddhism
Islamic Philosophy & Theology
Holocaust: Confronting Evil
Gardens & World Religions
Mary in Christian Theology
History Of Christianity 1
History Of Christianity 2
Understanding Jesus
Early Christian Monasticism
Defense Against the Dark Arts
Eucharist/History & Theology
Christian Sacraments
Christian Prayer in Theory and Practice
Conflicts in the Church
Theology Of The New Testament
Liberation Theology
Jesuit Spirituality
Teología Andina
Medieval Christianity
Un tal Jesus
Theology & Science Fiction
Comparative Theology
Purity and Filth
Contemporary Christian Morality
Social Ethics
Theological Perspectves on Medical Ethics
Ethics of Work & Family
HIV/AIDS and Ethics
Additional electives from the list above to reach the minimum of six required Religious Studies courses.

Religious Studies minors are encouraged to have an advisor from the departmental faculty to assist them as they shape their program in the study of religion. A course taken in Montserrat that carries an R designation might be counted towards the minor with the approval of the department Chair.