Students must take a minimum of seven 300-level courses.
- Four courses from the following list:
- Six courses from the following list:
- Two Religious Studies electives
- Two Allied Fields courses, approved by advisor or Chair
Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours.
WOMEN IN THE BIBLE
An examination of the historical role of women in the Bible and the contemporary concerns of feminist theology, women's spirituality and ethical issues arising from the contemporary application of these biblical texts to women's experiences.
MUSLIM WOMEN IN TEXTS (CROSS-LISTED AS IWS 272)
Explores major current approaches to the study of Muslim women, focusing on the Qur'anic conversation on women, on the commentaries provided by men, and on the emerging voices of Muslim women and non-Muslims.
WOMEN AND RELIGION
A study of the historical and contemporary roles and contributions of women within major religious traditions, especially Christianity and Judaism.
RELIGION AND SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT
An investigation of the ways in which various religious traditions engage the social order. Traditions, persons and movements that form the focus of the course will vary from section to section. The course will integrate theory and practice in studying forms of religious engagement. All students will perform some service to a community or within a community organization or agency.
Sophomore standing is a prerequisite for this class.
COLONIZATION, RELIGION AND RESISTANCE
This course will explore the religious traditions and cultural identities of some of the peoples native to the Americas, Africa, Asia and Oceania; problems they have with the "civilized" world and their potential solutions to them.
THEORIES OF CULTURE AND RELIGION
An investigation of the cultural study of religion. Considers classical, modern and postmodern approaches from a variety of traditions and academic disciplines. Uses a variety of materials such as oral and written texts and visual artifacts, as well as the works of major theorists.
THEORIES OF RELIGION AND SPIRITUALITY
An interdisciplinary investigation into the nature of religious experience drawing on the fields of anthropology, psychology, sociology, and theology.
FEMINIST ETHICS (CROSS-LISTED WITH WGS 310/410 & MLS 477)
An investigation of theoretical issues regarding women's moral experiences and of feminist ethical arguments combatting various forms of oppression.
An exploration of women's experience as a primary resource and norm for theology, focusing on themes of inclusion, exclusion, representation and liberation in particular social, political and historical contexts.
SEXUALITY, GENDER AND RELIGION: CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES
A consideration of religion and feminism in differing cultural contexts using a comparative perspective. While the course will consider selected Western viewpoints, its emphasis will be on a sampling of different emerging feminisms of non-Western religious traditions.
TOPICS IN RELIGION AND CULTURE
Examines particular issues in the relationship between religion and culture. Specific topics for current offering are noted in the current class schedule.
TOPICS IN RELIGIOUS ETHICS
Examines methods and content of religious ethics. Specific topics for current offering are noted in the current schedule.
INQUIRIES IN WORLD RELIGIONS
Various topics within the comparative study of religions. Specific topics for current offering are noted in the current schedule.
TOPICS IN RELIGIOUS TEXTS
Examines methods and meanings in the study of religious texts. Specific topics for current offering are noted in the current class schedule.
FOREIGN STUDY IN RELIGION
Under this number, students taking courses in religion or theology as part of a DePaul-sponsored program of study abroad may receive Religious Studies credit when approved in advance by the director of the Foreign Studies Program and the chair of the Religious Studies Department.
INTERNSHIP IN RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Open only to students working on Religious Studies major or minor concentrations. For more information contact the department chair. .