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religious-studies

Undergraduate Minor

Religious Studies

 

The Center for Religious Studies welcomes you to one of the most fascinating studies on earth. In fact, by studying the religions of the earth, you will most certainly become a “citizen of the world.” Religion permeates our lives. Our classes help students to intelligently evaluate the influence and power of religion within the culture of the world, even our own!

Why Study Religion?

The Center for Religious Studies welcomes you to one of the most fascinating studies on earth. In fact, by studying the religions of the earth, you will most certainly become a “citizen of the world.” Religion permeates our lives. Our classes help students to intelligently evaluate the influence and power of religion within the culture of the world, even our own!

For More Information

More information is available at ucmo.edu/religiousstudies/.

Program Requirements

Core requirement (3 hours)
REL 1510 Exploring Religions 3

One course on Abrahamic Religions (3 hours)
REL 2010 Origins of Judaism: Patriachs, Prophets, and Kings 3
REL 2015 Global Judaisms 3
REL 2020 Early Christian Litearture and History:Jesus, Paul, & the Church 3
REL 2025 Global Christianities 3
REL 2030 Origins of Islam: The Prophet, the Qu’ran,and the Rise of Islamic Civilization 3
REL 2035 Global Islams 3

One course on non-Abrahamic religions (3 hours)
REL 2040 Hinduism 3
REL 2050 Buddhism 3
REL 2060 Native American Religions 3
REL 2070 Religions of Africa 3

One comparative thematic course (3 hours)
REL 3010 Religion and Poverty 3
REL 3020 Religion, Gender, & Sexuality 3
REL 3030 Religion, Magic, & the Supernatural 3
REL 3040 Religion and Medicine 3

Electives, at least one at the 3000 or 4000 level (9 hours)
Electives may be drawn from the courses listed above, all other REL courses, all courses cross-listed with REL, and the following courses:
HIST 4412 Wars of Reformation & Religion 3
HIST 4432 The Holocaust 3
HIST 4481 Traditional Middle East 3
HIST 4491 Spec. Proj. in World History: Early India 3
PHIL 4710 Philosophy of Religion 3
SOC 4885 Religion and Society 3


Total: 21 credit hours

Study abroad credits will be evaluated on an individual basis; no more than six credits may be transferred in from study abroad or other coursework.

 

Questions About the Program

Dr. Catherine Burris

Program Coordinator

cburris@ucmo.edu

660-543-8674

 


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