Religion

Program Goals

The  goals are, to:

  1. Prepare students for graduate school studies.
  2. Equip students to articulate the different branches of  theological/religious  study in their discipline.
  3. Develop critical thinking approach to various moral and ethical  issues in life.
  4. Prepare the student to enter the marketplace with leadership skills.

Outcomes

  • Describe the experiences of the founders of major religions studied, and define discipline-based terminologies.
  • Explain the nature of major disciplines in the field of religion, such as theology, comparative religious ethics, the phenomenology of religion and practical theology
  • Examine the Intelligent Design, Ontological, Cosmological and the Wager arguments for the existence of God.
  • Analyze and articulate a set of major beliefs in each of the six religions studied in this program.
  • Identify the basic principles of morality upon which ethical decisions are made.
  • Formulate critical and express coherent theological statements.

Requirements

Course Credits
REL-204 - Introduction to Phenomenology of Religion 3
REL-231 - Comparative Religious Ethics OR
REL-202 - Religious Ethics
3
REL-302 - Philosophy of Religion 3
REL-303 - Religion in American Culture 3
REL-309 - Comparative Religions 3
REL-341 - Theology 3
REL-380 - Sacred Texts 3
REL-402 - Religion Seminar 3
Any three (3) of the following electives:
REL-166 - Religion of the Old Testament (3)
REL-188 - Life and Teachings of Jesus (3)
REL-250 - History of Christianity I (3)
REL-251 - History of Christianity (3)
REL-301 - Modern Religious Thought (3)
REL-307 - The African American Religion (3)
REL-310 - Martin Luther King, Jr. (3)
REL-311 - (3)
REL-340 - (3)
REL-345 - (3)
REL-348 - (3)
REL-360 - (3)
REL-399 - (3)
REL-401 - Major Religions of the World (3)
REL-495 - Independent Study (1 - 4)
9
Total 33 credits

RELIGION MINOR

Course Credits
Any three (3) of the following:
REL-202 - Religious Ethics (3)
REL-204 - Intro to Religious Phenomena (3)
REL-302 - Philosophy of Religion (3)
REL-303 - Religion in American Culture (3)
REL-309 - Comparative Religions (3)
REL-341 - Introduction to Theology (3)
REL-380 - Sacred Texts (3)
REL-402 - Seminar in Religion (3)
9
Any two (2) of the following:
REL-166 - Religion of the Old Testament (3)
REL-188 - Life and Teachings of Jesus (3)
REL-301 - Modern Religious Thought (3)
REL-307 - The African American Religion (3)
REL-310 - Martin Luther King, Jr. (3)
REL-340 - (3)
REL-345 - (3)
REL-348 - (3)
REL-399 - (3)
REL-401 - Major Religions of the World (3)
REL-495 - Independent Study (1 - 4)
6
Total Religion Minor 15 credits