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Major in Religious Studies

BREADTH COMPONENT (9 Credit Hours) 

A. Encountering Religious Diversity (3 credit hours). 

RLST 1010, "Encountering Religious Diversity." 


B. Introductory Course in African or Western Traditions (3 credit hours).

Introductory course in a religious tradition originating in the Mediterranean, Middle East, Africa, or the Americas (including but not limited to Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Egyptian religions, traditions of Sub-Saharan Africa, Native American traditions). 

RLST 1100, "Introduction to African American Religious Traditions."
RLST 1111, " First Year Writing Seminar." *
RLST 1190W, "Introduction to Southern Religion and Culture."
RLST 1200, "Introduction to Judaism."
RLST 1208, "Themes in the Hebrew Bible."
RLST 1309, "Themes in the New Testament."
RLST 1500, "Introduction to Islam."

* With approval of the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Religious Studies


C. Introductory Course in Asian or Non-Western Traditions (3 credit hours).

Introductory course in a religious tradition originating in Asia or the Pacific (including but not limited to Hindu and Buddhist traditions and those religious traditions originating in East and South Asia).  

RLST 1111, "First Year Writing Seminar." *
RLST 1630, "Introduction to Hindu and Buddhist Traditions." 
RLST 1637, "Religions of Tibet and the Himalaya."
RLST 1700, "Religions in China."
RLST 1710, "Religions of Japan."
RLST 2644, "Buddhist Traditions."
RLST 2664, "Foundations of Hindu Traditions."

* With approval of the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Religious Studies