Nov 15, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Religion (B.A.)


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Meredith Minister, Associate Professor of Religion
Davis Hall 203, 540-665-4561, [email protected]

The Religion major provides students with the knowledge, methods and skills to understand how religious traditions shape social issues in a global world. It enables students to think clearly and critically about how the beliefs and practices of different religious traditions shape the lives of communities. Through the critical study of the texts, histories, practices, beliefs and ethics of different religious communities, students learn to think across disciplines and cultures. By providing a rich encounter with the liberal arts, the major prepares students to be informed global citizens and to pursue graduate school or a career in many fields including non-profit work, journalism, business and ministry.

Twenty-seven additional credits in Religion 27 credits


  • Up to nine credits may be at the 100- and 200-levels
  • At least 18 credits must be at the 300- and 400-levels

Must include at least one of the following:


May count one of the following 100- and 200-level courses:


Total: 33 credits


Course Map


1st year – Fall


Total: 15 credits


1st year – Spring


Total: 15-16 credits


2nd year – Fall


  • REL Elective Credit(s): 3 (100- or 200-level)
  • REL Elective Credit(s): 3 (100- or 200-level)
  • MCOM 150 Principles of Public Speaking Credit(s): 3 (Literacy Sphere)
  • Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Elective Credit(s): 3

Total: 15 credits


2nd year – Spring


  • REL Elective Credit(s): 3 (100- or 200-level course)
  • Social and Behavioral Science Region Shen Ed Credit(s): 3 
  • Quantitative Literacy ShenEd  Credit(s): 3
  • Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Elective Credit(s): 3

Total: 15 credits


3rd year – Fall


  • REL Elective Credit(s): 3 (300-level)
  • or

  • REL 340 Religion and Ecology Credit(s): 3
  •  

  • REL Elective Credit(s): 3 (300-level)
  • Cultural Understanding ShenEd Credit(s): 3
  • Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Elective Credit(s): 3

Total: 15 credits


3rd year – Spring


Total: 15 credits


4th year – Fall


  • REL Elective Credit(s): 3 (300- or 400-level)
  • or

  • REL 340 Religion and Ecology Credit(s): 3
  •  

  • REL Elective Credit(s): 3 (300- or 400-level)
  • Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Elective Credit(s): 3

Total: 15 credits


4th year – Spring


Total: 15 credits


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