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.

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 2013