Requires 15 hours:

Select nine hours of courses above the 100-level9
Select one upper-level course from Group III. World Religions 3

The department provides advisers for students pursuing a minor. Up to 3 hours of coursework completed outside the department may be counted toward the minor and no more than 3 hours of directed reading may be counted toward the minor.

A concentration in religion and public engagement for declared majors and minors in religious studies requires 15 hours and provides an opportunity for students to undertake a community-based study of educational, economic, cultural and political development strategies, and action.

REL 332Religion and Public Engagement3
Select one of the following:3
Approaches to the Study of Religion
Ethnography of Religion
Religious Traditions and Human Rights
Religion, Ethics, and Politics
REL 288Field Program in Religion and Public Engagement (an internship)3
Select two Elective Courses related to the community partner’s context, history, and values *

III: World Religions

REL 265Culture and Religion in Contemporary Native America3
REL 280God, Gods, and the Ulitimate3
REL 329Chinese Medicine3
REL 339Religion, Power, and Society in Modern Africa3
REL 343Religion, Culture, and the Body3
REL 349Asian Meditation Practices3
REL 359Hinduism in America3
REL 361Topics in Buddhism3
REL 362Topics in Islam3
REL 363The Religions of Japan3
REL 381Zen Buddhism3
REL 382Religion and Culture in China3
REL 383The Quran and the Prophet3
REL 384Islam and Law: Varieties in Interpretation and Expression3
REL 385Topics in South Asian Religions3
REL 386Indian Epics3
REL 387Priests, Warriors and Ascetics in Ancient India3
REL 388South Asian Women: Religion, Culture and Politics3
REL 389Islam in the West: Changes and Challenges3
REL 391Topics in East Asian Religions3
REL 392Topics in First Peoples' Traditions3
REL 393Topics in Religions of Africa3