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Vocational Bridges

Intrigued by alternative forms of healing?

Will your career require you to be sensitive to different religious notions of suffering and health?

How is religion related to death and dying?

  • Courses in Health, Healing & Religion might be for you!

    Religion Majors are free to select the courses that fit their needs and interests. You must complete 30 semester hours in the department within the following guidelines:

    • 6 semester hours from RELI 10 (every Fall) and RELI 150 (next offered Spring 2015)
    • At least 18 of the 30 semester hours must be 100-level courses
    • At least 21 of the 30 semester hours must be RELI courses

    Religion Minors take 18 hours, with RELI 10 required. 12 s.h. must be RELI courses.

    Courses that focus intensively on health, healing and/or the body:
    RELI 86
    Religion and Medicine ANCHOR COURSE
    RELI 16
    Religions of India
    RELI 20 Magic, Miracles and Medicine in the Greco-Roman World
    RELI 30 New Age and Neo-Pagan Religions
    RELI 35 Living Buddhism
    RELI 40 Yoga, Psychology and Health
    RELI 50 Modern Spiritual Masters
    RELI 80 Life, Death and Immortality
    RELI 109 Sex and the Body in Religious Studies
    RELI 121 The Religious Mind
    RELI 125 Buddhism and Psychology
    RELI 192 Internship (Center for Contemplative Care; research intern Zen Hospice)

    Courses in which health, healing, and/or the body is one component of a larger course:
    RELI 21
    God and Sages in Ancient Wisdom
    RELI 72 Living with Major Thinkers
    RELI 75 Mysticism and the Spiritual Quest
    RELI 150 Approaches to the Study of Religion
    RELI 157 Sikh Mysticism


Will your job require you to talk about current events in religion with fairness and without stereotyping?

Intrigued by inspiration?

  • Try Courses in Journalism, Art and Religion!

    Religion Majors are free to select the courses that fit their needs and interests. You must complete 30 semester hours in the department within the following guidelines:

    • 6 semester hours from RELI 10 (every Fall) and RELI 150 (next offered Spring 2015)
    • At least 18 of the 30 semester hours must be 100-level courses
    • At least 21 of the 30 semester hours must be RELI courses

    Religion minors take 18 hours. RELI 10 is required. 12 s.h. must be RELI courses.

    Courses that focus intensively on media and/or the arts:
    RELI 77 Religion and Media ANCHOR COURSE
    RELI 14
    Thinking through Illusion: Myth, Magic and Enchantment
    RELI 16
    Religions of India
    RELI 50 Introduction to Islam: Art, Gender, Society
    RELI 66 Demonology: Religion and the Dark Side
    RELI 107 The Stuff of Religion
    RELI 101 Jesus in Myth, Tradition and History
    RELI 118 Buddhism in China
    RELI 158 U.S. Religion in Everyday Life
    JWST 36 Holocaust: Memory and Representation
    JWST 60 The Comedy of Difference: Jewish Humor in America
    JWST 20 American Jewish Experience
    RELI 192 Internship (Auburn Media; Holocaust Museum; Interfaith Community)

    Affiliated courses in which media and/or art are one component of a larger course:
    RELI 18
    What is Catholicism?
    RELI 51 Sex and Diversity in American Islam
    RELI 103 Warrior Saints
    RELI 130 Thinking Mysticism
    RELI 150 Approaches to the Study of Religion
    RELI 151 Religion and Violence in South Asia
    RELI 154 American Catholicism Now
    JWST 119 Blacks and Jews


Puzzled why religion is often entangled in intolerance and violence? Wonder if religions could be a force for peace?

Will your job require sensitivity to multiple religions and diverse perspectives?

  • Courses in Global Politics and Religious Diversity might be for you!

    Religion Majors are free to select the courses that fit their needs and interests. You must complete 30 semester hours in the department within the following guidelines:

    • 6 semester hours from RELI 10 (every Fall) and RELI 150 (next offered Sp 15)
    • At least 18 of the 30 semester hours must be 100-level courses
    • At least 21 of the 30 semester hours must be RELI courses

    Religion minors take 18 hours. RELI 10 is required, w/ 2 s.h. from RELI courses.
    Courses that focus on Religious Diversity and Global Politics:
    RELI 14 Visions of Malcolm X
    RELI 16 Religions of India
    RELI 26 Buddhism in America
    RELI 50 Modern Spiritual Masters
    RELI 51 Sex and Diversity in American Islam
    RELI 70 Karma Cola: New York’s Hindu Communities
    RELI 101 Jesus in Myth, Tradition and History
    RELI 103 Warrior Saints
    RELI 106 African American Religion
    RELI 109 Sex and the Body in the Study of Religion
    RELI 121 The Religious Mind
    RELI 150 Approaches to the Study of Religion
    RELI 151 Religion and Violence in South Asia
    RELI 153 Political Islam
    JWST 36 Holocaust: Memory and Representation
    JWST 48 Israel: Myth and Reality
    JWST 55 Judaism and Islam
    JWST 119 Blacks and Jews
    RELI 192 Internship (Holocaust Museum; Interfaith; hate crime advocacy; Planned Parenthood)