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Religion Studies Minor

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Philosophy
320 Bowman Hall
Tel: 330-672-2315
E-mail: dodellsc@kent.edu
Web: www.kent.edu/cas/philosophy
David Odell-Scott, Coordinator, 320 Bowman Hall

The Religion Studies minor is interdisciplinary and focuses on (1) the theories and methods of the academic study of religion, in relation to (2) religious thought and practice evident in the diversity of religions and religious phenomenon in the world.  The curriculum prepares students for critical inquiry in religion with advanced course work drawn from a variety of disciplines in the humanities, social sciences and the arts.

RELIGION STUDIES MINOR REQUIREMENTS (21-24 credits)
Course Title Credits
Core Studies  
Choose from at least three of the following four categories: 12
Comparative Religion   
AS 30095 Special Topics: Studies in the Eastern Christian World (3)  
30095 Special Topics: Varieties of Religion (3)  
PAS 34000 Introduction to African World View (3)  
PHIL 21020 Comparative Religious Thought I (3)   
21021 Comparative Religious Thought II (3)   
Judeo-Christian Tradition  
ENG 35201 The Bible as Literature (3)*  
Philosophy of Religion  
PHIL  31065 Philosophies of Religious Experience (3)  
41010 Problems in the Philosophy of Religion (3)  
Social Patterns of Religion  
ANTH 38250 Religion: A Search for Meaning (3)   
SOC 42561 Sociology of Religion (3)   
Cognate Studies: choose either A. General or B. Catholic Thought
9-12
A. General (9)
Choose three courses in at least two areas.

Religion and the Arts  
ARTH 22006 Art History I (3)   
22007 Art History II (3)   
42036 Medieval Art (3)   
MUS  42111 African Music and Cultures (3)   
42151 Asian Musics (3)   
42271 Choral Literature: The Anthem (3)   
42331 Music in Worship (3)   
Religion and the Sciences  
GEOG  22061 Human Geography (3)   
GEOL  11040 Earth Dynamics (3)   
PHY  11030 Seven Ideas that Shook the Universe (3)   
Religion and History  
HIST  31009 History of Byzantine Civlization (3)   
31127 Ancient and Early Medieval Jewish History (3)   
41016 The Protestant and Catholic Reformations (3)   
41097 Colloquium: Saints, Monks and the Medieval Community (3)   
Religion and The Classics  
CLAS 41301 Classical Mythology (3)   
41503 Greek Literature in Translation (3)   
HIST  41004 Hellenic Contributions to Western Civilization (3)   
PHIL  31001 Ancient Greek Philosophy (3)   
B. Catholic Thought (11-12) Choose three to four courses, minimum one from each area.

English  
AS  30095 Special Topics: Classics of Christian Literature (3)   
40095 Special Topics: Myth and Religion in Literature (3)   
ENG  31055 Literature and Other Disciplines (3)   
History/Arts and Sciences  
AS  30095 Special Topics: Modern Catholic Thought (3)   
40095 Special Topics: Modern Catholic Thought (3)   
HIST  41016 Protestant and Catholic Reformation (3)   
Classics  
GRE  14201 Elementary Classical Greek I (4)   
14202 Elementary Classical Greek II (4)   
34351 New Testament in Greek (3)   
HEBR  12101 Elementary Hebrew I (4)   
12102 Elementary Hebrew II (4)   
TOTAL 21

*Course is mandatory for students selecting B. Catholic Thought.

Minimum cumulative 2.00 GPA required for graduation.

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