Comparative Religion Minor | Academic Advising Handbook

Comparative Religion is housed in the Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work Department. The department offers the following majors and minors:

  • Major in Sociology
  • Major in Anthropology-Sociology
  • Major in Social Work
  • Major in International Studies
  • Minor in Sociology
  • Minor in Anthropology
  • Minor in Comparative Religion
  • Minor in Peace and Social Justice

Students interested in completing a minor in comparative religion should speak with any faculty member in the department. More general information on other academic requirements can be found on the Academic Advising Handbook page. The Comparative Religion section of the Academic Advising Handbook (pdf) and the Course Catalog (pdf) are available for download.

The Comparative Religion minor must complete the following courses with a grade of “C-” or better and maintain a 2.0 average in the minor.

Four courses from the following cluster (15-16):

  • Mus/Rel 341 Music in World Religions
  • Rel/Anth 140 Introduction to Comparative Religion
  • Rel/Anth 240 Topics in Comparative Religion
  • Anth 340 Symbolism, Myth and Ritual
  • Phil 309 Philosophy of Religion

One additional course from the following cluster of electives (additional options to satisfy electives by department approval) (4):

  • Soc 313 Sociology of Religion
  • Rel 110 Religion and the Quest for Meaning
  • Hist 113 Islamic Middle East
  • Hist 301 The Medieval World
  • Hist 305 History of Magic and Witchcraft
  • Phil 206 Medieval Philosophy
  • Arthi 270 Western Art I
  • Arthi 271 Western Art II

Total credits in minor: 19-20

Rev 2017