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Center for Religious Studies

Wood Building, Room 124
Mailing address:
Martin 236, Warrensburg, MO 64093

Catherine Burris
Assistant Professor and Director
Phone: 660.543.8674
Email: cburris@ucmo.edu



2015-Present Requirements

These are the requirements for students entering UCM from fall 2015 forward; any student who entered the University previously may choose to switch to this version of the minor, after consulting with their advisor.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sem. Hours

MINOR REQUIREMENTS………………………………………………………………………….21

GEREL 1500       Exploring Religions…………………………………………………………………..…3

One course on Abrahamic religions, from among:……………………………………………………….…3

              REL 2010           Origins of Judaism: Patriarchs, Prophets, and Kings……………………………3

              REL 2015           Global Judaisms……………………………………………………………….3

              REL 2020           Early Christian Literature and History: Origins of Christianity…………………...3

              REL 2025           Global Christianities…………………………………………………………...3

              REL 2030           Origins of Islam: The Prophet, the Qur’an, and the Rise of Islamic Civilisation.....3

              REL 2035           Global Islams………………………………………………………………....3

One course on non-Abrahamic religions, from among:…………………………………………………….3

              REL 2040           Hinduism……………………………………………………………………...3

              REL 2050           Buddhism……………………………………………………………………..3

              REL 2060           Native American Religions…………………………………………………….3

              REL 2070           Religions of Africa…………………………………………………………….3

One comparative thematic course, from among:…………………………………………………………...3

              REL 3010           Religion and Poverty…………………………………………………………..3

              REL 3020           Religion, Gender, and Sexuality………………………………………………..3

              REL 3030           Religion, Magic, and the Supernatural………………………………………….3

              REL 3040           Religion and Medicine…………………………………………………………3

Electives, at least one at the 3000 or 4000 level…………………………………………………………...9

Electives may be drawn from the courses listed above, all other REL courses, all courses cross-listed with REL, and the following courses:

HIS 4412 Wars of Reformation and Religion

HIS 4432 The Holocaust

HIS 4481 Traditional Middle East

HIS 4491 Special Projects in World History: Early India

PHIL 4710 Philosophy of Religion

SOC 4485 Religion and Society. 

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.

 

THE INDIVIDUALIZED MAJOR

The individualized major in Religious Studies will be based on the minor; that is, your major will start with the minor requirements and also include other courses,
as agreed upon by the Director of the program, you, and, if your interests so dictate, other faculty.