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Religious Studies, Minor

Requirements

The Religious Studies minor fosters and facilitates an interdisciplinary approach to the academic study of religion. Due to its influential role at the local, national, and international levels, religion requires careful study utilizing academic methods employed in the examination of other cultural institutions. This includes the study of the history, theology, literature, folklore, etc., of various religions in an effort to study religion as a cultural phenomenon. The program is intended to serve our students and community by deepening our understanding of religious beliefs and practices in a spirit of open inquiry. Its aim is neither to endorse nor to undermine the claims of religion, but to create an environment in which various issues can be engaged from a variety of perspectives and methodologies.

Total Program Credits: 21

Matriculation Requirements:  
  1. Completion of 30 hours of credit
  2. Admitted to a bachelor degree program at UVU.
Discipline Core Requirements: 12 Credits 
  PHIL 1610   Introduction to Western Religions  (3.0)  
or PHIL 1620   Introduction to Eastern Religions  (3.0)  
or ANTH 3450   Shamanism and Indigenous Religion 3
  RLST 3650   Approaches to Religious Studies 3
  RLST 366R   Issues in Religious Studies 3
  PHIL 3600   Philosophy of Religion 3
Elective Requirements:    9 Credits
Complete 9 credits of electives from the list below or as approved by advisor.  9
  ANTH 3400   Myth Magic and Religion  (3.0)  
  ANTH 3450   Shamanism and Indigenous Religion  (3.0)  
  ANTH 3460   Anthropology of Mormonism  (3.0)  
  COMM 3780   Mormon Cultural Studies  (3.0)  
  ENGL 374G   Literature of the Sacred  (3.0)  
  ENGL 3780   Mormon Literature  (3.0)  
  PHIL 3540   Christian Ethics  (3.0)  
  PHIL 3610   Introduction to Christian Theology  (3.0)  
  SOC 3400   Sociology of Religion  (3.0)  

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
PHIL 1610 Introduction to Western Religions 3
or PHIL 1620 Introduction to Eastern Religions  
or ANTH 3450 Shamanism and Indigenous Religion  
RLST Elective Religious Studies Elective (see advisor/coordinator for list) 3
  Semester total: 6
Notes: Elective credit may be earned with courses from affiliated departments, including behavioral science, communications, history, political science, english, humanities, philosophy, etc. Students should consult the advisor and/or individual program coordinator to identify appropriate course options and ensure that any pre- or co-requisites are met.
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
PHIL 3600 Philosophy of Religion 3
PHIL 366R Issues in Religious Studies 3
or RLST 366R Issues in Religious Studies  
  Semester total: 6
Notes: Prerequisite of PHIL 1000 or PHIL 100H, or PHIL 2050 or PHIL 205H or PHIL 205G, or PHIL 2110, or PHIL 2150, or instructor permission, and University Advanced Standing is required for PHIL 3600; Prerequisite of PHIL 2050 or PHIL 205H or PHIL 205G, or instructor permission is required for PHIL/RLST 366R.
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
PHIL 3650 Approaches to Religious Studies 3
or RLST 3650 Approaches to Religious Studies  
RLST Elective Religious Studies Elective (see advisor/coordinator for list) 3
  Semester total: 6
Notes: Prerequisite of PHIL 2050 or PHIL 205H or PHIL 205G, or instructor permission, and University Advanced Standing is required for PHIL/RLST 3650; Elective credit may be earned with courses from affiliated departments, including behavioral science, communications, history, political science, english, humanities, philosophy, etc. Students should consult the advisor and/or individual program coordinator to identify appropriate course options and ensure that any pre- or co-requisites are met.
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
RLST Elective Religious Studies Elective (see advisor/coordinator for list) 3
  Semester total: 3
Notes: Elective credit may be earned with courses from affiliated departments, including behavioral science, communications, history, political science, english, humanities, philosophy, etc. Students should consult the advisor and/or individual program coordinator to identify appropriate course options and ensure that any pre- or co-requisites are met.
  Degree total: 21

Department

Philosophy and Humanities

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