Religious Studies (RLST)

Nikolay Antov
Director of Religious Studies
503 Old Main

Religious Studies Website

Minor Program Requirements: Students must complete at least 15 credit hours for the minor. Of those 15 credit hours, 3 credit hours must be from the introductory courses listed below. The remaining 12 hours must come from upper-level courses (3000-4000) selected from the 3 areas of emphasis listed below. Students must take at least one course in each area of emphasis. A maximum of 6 credit hours from the student's major may be applied toward the minor. Students may petition the Director of Religious Studies to count toward the minor special topics courses or Honors colloquia not listed below but containing significant religious studies content.

Introductory Courses
Choose one course:3
Introduction to Buddhism
Introduction to World Religions
Introduction to Judaism
Introduction to Islam
Areas of Emphasis
Choose at least one course from each area of emphasis and a fourth from any of the areas12
Medieval Art
Italian Renaissance Art
History of Christianity
Islamic Civilization
Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages
Late Middle Ages
Renaissance and Reformation, 1300-1600
Byzantine Empire
Wars of Religion: From the Crusades to 9/11
Modern Islam
Early Modern Islamic Empires, 1300-1750
Religion in America to 1860
History of the Ottoman Empire, 1300-1923
Social Sciences
The Anthropology of Religion
Indigenous Peoples of North America: Anthropological Perspectives
Religion in Latin America
The Archeology of Death
Faith, Spirituality, and the Workplace
Islam and Politics
The Bible as Literature
Special Topics (Topic: Religion and Literature)
Modern Jewish Thought
Contemporary Jewish Thought
Islam: Beliefs and Practices
Philosophy and the Christian Faith
Philosophy of Religion
The Quran as Literature
Total Hours15

Topics Courses/Seminars/Honors Colloquia: Students may also choose “topics/seminar” classes or an Honors colloquium in any Department or Program approved by the director as having a religious studies focus.