Calvin Mercer, Director, 300C Brewster Building
Religious studies is a nonsectarian and interdisciplinary program designed to provide students with an understanding of religion as historical and cultural phenomena. Courses offered explore religion in its various dimensions – aesthetic, anthropological, ethical, historical, literary, philosophical, political, psychological, and sociological. The religious studies minor requires 24 s.h. credit. The major advisor should send a potential minor to the director for advising. Requirements for the minor are listed below. A maximum of 6 s.h. may be used to satisfy foundations curriculum requirements and requirements for the religious studies minor. No course work in the student’s major field of study will be accepted for credit toward the minor. Study abroad programs having the prior approval of the director will be accepted for a maximum 6 s.h. of credit toward the minor. Additional courses beyond those listed below will be accepted if they significantly further the student’s understanding of religion; prior approval by the director is required for additional courses. Departmental prerequisites may be waived in special cases by the department offering the course.
Multidisciplinary Studies Major
A multidisciplinary studies major with a structured concentration is available. Interested students should contact the director of religious studies, Dr. Calvin Mercer (300C Brewster Building or firstname.lastname@example.org), for more information.
The minimum requirement for the religious studies minor is 24 s.h. as follows: