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Academic Catalog 2022-2023 
Academic Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Comparative Religion, Minor

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The Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work offers the following programs: a major in anthropology-sociology; a major in sociology; a major in social work; and minors in sociology, anthropology, and comparative religion. The program in comparative religion offers an interdisciplinary minor, which strives to enhance knowledge of religious traditions and histories and to teach the skills necessary for the analysis of religion. The goal of the minor is to explore religion as an important dimension of personal meaning, culture, social institutions, and social structure.

Program Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Will demonstrate an understanding of the beliefs, rituals, texts and figures related to a variety of religious traditions.
  • Will demonstrate understanding of the basic teachings and practices of major religious traditions and will be able to compare and contrast principle similarities and differences between them.
  • Will demonstrate understanding of how religion informs and is informed by other dimensions of human experience and knowledge, such as gender, race, politics.
  • Will demonstrate understanding of how religions are used to both support and critique social structures and institutions.
  • Will demonstrate an ability to read, analyze and interpret materials and texts related to the study of the world’s religions.

The comparative religion minor student must complete the following core courses with a grade of C- or better and maintain a 2.0 average in the minor.

Minor Requirements: 20 Credits

Additional Courses: 12 credits

Three additional courses with a REL prefix, or from the following list of electives (additional options to satisfy electives accepted by department approval). At least 4 elective credits must be 300 or 400-level.

Total: 20 Credits

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