Minor or Associate of Arts Concentration Requirements
The requirements for a minor in Religious Studies are the same as the area concentration requirements for the Associate of Arts degree.
Requirements (15 cr.) (All courses are 3 cr. hours unless otherwise designated.)
One (1) course on religion in general, for example:
PHIL P371 Philosophy of Religion
REL R160 Religion and American Culture
One (1) course on the Judeo-Christian tradition, for example:
PHIL P202 Medieval to Modern Philosophy
REL R152 Religions of the West
REL R210 Introduction to Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
REL R220 Introduction to New Testament
One (1) course on non-Western religion, for example:
PHIL P283 Non-Western Philosophy
PHIL P374 Early Chinese Philosophy
REL R153 Religions of the East
Two (2) additional courses focusing on religion to be chosen either from the above groups or from courses such as:
HPSC X336 Religion and Science
PHIL P342 Problems of Ethics
PHIL P381 Religion and Human Experience
REL R335 Religion in Early America
REL R336 Religion in Modern America
PSY P365 Psychology of Religion
SOC S313 Religion and Society
At least 6 credit hours must be in courses offered at the 200-level or above.
In conjunction with the basic degree requirements (either Associate’s or Bachelor’s) outlined in the Campus Bulletin, a minimum of two (2) courses in the Religious Studies area of concentration, totaling at least six (6) hours, must be taken at IU South Bend.
The student must have a faculty advisor (typically the Chair of the Religious Studies committee) approved by the committee.