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Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Religion (B.A.)


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Barry Penn-Hollar, Professor of Religion and Philosophy
Goodson Chapel, Room 9, (540) 665-5467, [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.

One of the following:


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: 36 credits


Course Map


1st year – Fall


Total: 15 credits


1st year – Spring


Total: 15-16 credits


2nd year – Fall


Total: 15 credits


2nd year – Spring


  • REL Elective Credit(s): 3 (100- or 200-level course)
  • The Individual in Society Gen Ed  Credit(s): 3 (Domain 6 )
  • Quantitative Literacy Gen Ed  Credit(s): 3 (Domain 3 )
  • Elective Credit(s): 3
  • Elective Credit(s): 3

Total: 15 credits


3rd year – Fall


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

  • Credit(s): 3
  •  

  • REL Elective Credit(s): 3 (300-level)
  • Gen Ed Domain 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

  • 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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