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2017-2018 UMass Dartmouth Undergraduate Catalog

Religious Studies Minor


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Program Requirements (Minor)

The Religious Studies minor consists of 18 credits, distributed as follows:

Required Foundation Courses (6 credits)

REL 201 – Introduction to Religious Studies, Credits: 3

REL 395 (HST 395) – World Religions and Spirituality, Credits: 3

Elective Courses (12 credits)

Religious Studies minors must complete 12 elective credits, at least six of which must be numbered 300 or higher. Electives courses include all courses with the “REL” prefix and approved courses offered in other departments. Only one 300 level course can be shared between your minor and major out of these 6 courses. However, classes can count simultaneously for the Religious Studies Minor, University Studies and/or CAS requirements.

  • REL 300 (topic) – Topics: Ethical/Religious Responses to Holocaust, Credits: 3
  • REL 300 (topic) – Topics: Hebrew Bible and its Influence, Credits: 3
  • REL 300 (topic) – Topics: Genesis and its Influence, Credits: 3
  • REL 300 (topic) – Topics: Judaism, Credits: 3
  • REL 300 (topic) – Topics: Israel and Religious Imagination, Credits: 3
  • REL 300 (topic) – Topics: Lives of Religious Women, Credits: 3
  • REL 300 (topic) – Topics: Mythology of Star Wars, Credits: 3
  • REL 300 (topic) – Topics: Midrash, Jewish Mythology, Credits: 3
  • REL 300 (topic) – Topics: Hebrew, Credits: 3
  • REL 300 (topic) – Topics: Koine Greek, Credits: 3
  • REL 300 (topic) – Topics: Sacred Spaces, Credits: 3
  • REL 327 (SOA 327) – Witchcraft, Magic and Religion, Credits: 3
  • REL 397 – History of Christianity to the Reformation, Credits: 3
  • REL 398 – Critical Study of the New Testament, Credits: 3
  • REL 495 – Independent Study, Credits: variable; 1.00 to 6.00
  • REL 396/496 – Directed Study, Credits: variable; 1.00 to 6.00

The following courses have been approved as electives counting towards the REL minor. New approved electives are added every semester, so interested students should check with the Director for the most up-to-date list.

  • ARH 101 – Art Pre-History to 1250 CE, Credits: 3
  • ARH 200 – Topics: Studies in Visual Culture, discretion of director, Credits: 3
  • ARH 301 – Greek and Roman Art, Credits: 3
  • ARH 303 – Greek Art, Credits: 3
  • ARH 306 – Roman Art, Credits: 3
  • ARH 324 – Medieval Art, Credits: 3
  • ARH 325 – Italian Renaissance Art, Credits: 3
  • ARH 362 – Islamic Art, Credits: 3
  • ENL 200 – Topics: Studies in Literature, discretion of director, Credits: 3
  • ENL 209 – Bible as Literature, Hebrew Bible, Credits: 3
  • ENL 217 – Greek Myth and Drama, Credits: 3
  • ENL 224 – Jewish Literature, Credits: 3
  • ENL 236 – Ancient World to the Renaissance, Credits: 3
  • ENL 390 – Islamic Literature, Credits: 3
  • IST 111 – Science of Kriyayoga, Credits: 3
  • IST 151 – Introduction to Indian Civilization, Credits: 3
  • HST 180 – Asian Civilization, Credits: 3
  • HST 260 – History Jewish People, Credits: 3
  • HST 262 – Realm of Islam, Credits: 3
  • HST 302 – History of Religion in America I, Credits: 3
  • HST 303 – History of Religion in America II, Credits: 3
  • HST 329 – Early Middle Ages, Credits: 3
  • HST 330 – Later Middle Ages, Credits: 3
  • HST 332 – The Reformation, Credits: 3
  • HST 356 – The History of the Holocaust, Credits: 3
  • HST 357 – Empires of Central Asia, Credits: 3
  • HST 359 – History of Terrorism in the Middle East, Credits: 3
  • HST 393 – Western Man and the Cosmos I, Credits: 3
  • HST 394 – Western Man and the Cosmos II, Credits: 3
  • HST 400-403 – Topics: Seminar, discretion of director, Credits: 3
  • PHL 300 – Topics: Existentialism and the Death of God, Credits: 3
  • PHL 300 – Topics: Atheism and God, Credits: 3
  • PHL 325 – Philosophy of Religion, Credits: 3
  • PHL 365 – Buddhism, Credits: 3
  • PSC 366 – Islam and Politics, Credits: 3
  • SOA 308 – Religion in Social and Cultural Contexts, Credits: 3
  • SOA 348 – Catholic Culture in America, Credits: 3
  • SOA/BLS 366 – Religion and Music in the African Diaspora, Credits: 3
  • SOA 372 – Conquest of Mexico, Credits: 3
  • SOA 380 – Jews and Judaisms, Credits: 3
  • SUS 202 – Topics in Sustainability, discretion of director, Credits: 3
  • WGS 210 – Special Topics, discretion of director, Credits: 3

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