Course Requirements:

Core

Senior Thesis Option

  • REL 397 SENIOR THESIS  
    • Students can elect to complete the senior thesis option as a major field elective.

Concentration Requirements

Students must also complete the requirements from one of the following concentrations: Standard; Religion and Culture; Religion, Ethics and Social Justice; Jewish Studies; Women and Gender Studies in Religion.

REL 298

METHODS AND APPROACHES IN THE STUDY OF RELIGION

A study of the methods, theories, and philosophical approaches used to describe what is termed "religion" in the West. The course will focus on the central questions, key authors, and historical movements that have influenced the field of religious studies. Formerly REL 208.

REL 390

INTEGRATING SEMINAR

A seminar for Religious Studies majors focusing upon the methods, classic texts and current issues in the study of religion.

REL 397

SENIOR THESIS

Religious Studies majors who wish to undertake a special project of independent study are encouraged to apply. Student works towards completion of a special project under the direction of a project coordinator and faculty committee of three. Student must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.000 overall, 3.100 in Religious Studies courses, and permission of the department chair.