Religion

Programs

All courses in Religion and Jewish Studies are about diversity.

All 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 and RELI 150
  • Students are free to tailor the remaining 24 semester hours to their career goals.
  • 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.
  • Internships are highly recommended to help you transition to the workplace.

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?

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?

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 by 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?

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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)