Major in Religion

The following requirements must be fulfilled:

The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Undergraduate Programs.

Program-specific curriculum:

Prerequisite courses
REL 1003Introduction to World Religions
Required
REL 3901Thinking About Religion: Classic and Contemporary Approaches
REL 4101WSenior Capstone Seminar
Electives
Students take nine elective REL courses. Two of these courses must be taken at the 2000 level. Two must be courses focused on Abrahamic religions and two must be focused on non-Abrahamic religions.
Abrahamic religions courses
REL 1009The Hebrew Scriptures
REL 1010The New Testament
REL 1010WThe New Testament
REL 2165The Gospels
REL 2169Lost Gospels
REL 2201Judaism
REL 2211Rabbinic Thought and Literature
REL 2301Christianity
REL 2401Islam
REL 2981Women in Western Religion
REL 3141Second Temple/Hellenistic Judaism
REL 3151The Historical Jesus
REL 3151WThe Historical Jesus
REL 3221Issues in Jewish Ethics
REL 3291Modern Jewish Thought
REL 3310Apocalypse and Social Change
REL 3321Christian Ethics and Modern Society
REL 3342Medieval Faith and Symbolism
REL 3343Religion in the Renaissance and Reformation
REL 3405Shi'ite Islam
REL 3414Islamic Philosophy and Theology
REL 3419Islamic Civilization and the West
REL 3425Islamic Political Thought
REL 3431Sufism/Islamic Mysticism
REL 3432Persian Sufi Literature East and West
REL 3475Islamic Religion and Art
REL 3481Women in Islam
REL 3482Gender and Piety in Islam
REL 3666The Book of Revelation and Other Apocalypses
REL 3701Religion in the United States
REL 3711Religion in Contemporary America
REL 3711WReligion in Contemporary America
REL 3915Islam and Hinduism in South Asia
REL 3923Violence and Peace in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Non-Abrahamic religions courses
REL 2501Hinduism
REL 2562Mythologies of India
REL 2601Buddhism
REL 2802Introduction to Chinese Religions
REL 2811Confucian Literature in East Asia
REL 2814Religion and Philosophy in East Asia
REL 2831Introduction to Daoism
REL 3566Dharma in Hinduism and Buddhism
REL 3614Buddhist Philosophy
REL 3814WReligion and Philosophy in East Asia
REL 3831WIntroduction to Daoism
REL 3832Myth, Ritual, and Popular Religion in China
REL 3841Religion and Politics in China
REL 3881Women, Gender, and Religion in China
REL 3915Islam and Hinduism in South Asia
REL 3989The Goddess in India and Beyond

 See course listing for a complete list of course offerings in the Religion Department.