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Religious & Ethical Studies / Program of Study

The religious and ethical studies program allows students to explore how multiple religious and ethical commitments both inform and challenge the understanding of how people inhabit, experience, and ultimately shape the world. Students learn about eastern and western religious traditions, philosophies, and ethics, and use that knowledge to analyze the complex ways religion, culture, and history interconnect. Through the program, students will demonstrate critical, analytical and comparative thinking skills and develop an appreciation of diverse religious beliefs and perspectives.

Major in Religious and Ethical Studies
Students majoring in religious and ethical studies are required to complete 30 hours of courses, including 12 hours of core curriculum, nine hours of approved electives in religious studies and nine hours of approved electives in ethical studies.

Minor in Religion
Students minoring in religion are required to complete 18 credit hours of religion and ethics courses, with at least one course focusing on a non-western/eastern religious tradition and one focusing on biblical studies.

Minor in Ethics and the Public Interest
Students minoring in ethics and the public interest are required to complete 18 credit hours, which include six hours of core curriculum courses and 12 hours of approved electives courses.

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Required Major Courses

RES-102 - World Religions (3.00 cr.)

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RES-103 - Biblical Literature and History (3.00 cr.)

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RES-104 - Religious Ethics and Social Issues (3.00 cr.)

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RES-220 - Ethics of Love and Justice (3.00 cr.)

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RES-498 - Honors Thesis in Religion (3.00 cr.)

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RES-480 - Senior Internship (3.00 cr.)

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RES-499 - Research in Religious and Ethical Studies (1 - 3.00 cr.)


Electives

Elective courses in religious studies (select 12 hours from the following list)

RES-102 - World Religions (3.00 cr.)

RES-103 - Biblical Literature and History (3.00 cr.)

RES-105 - Philosophy of Religion (3.00 cr.)

RES-200 - Introductory Topics in Religious and Ethical Studies (3.00 cr.)

RES-250 - Religion and Film (3.00 cr.)

RES-253 - Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: A Conversation (3.00 cr.)

RES-254 - Introduction to Asian Religions (3.00 cr.)

RES-267 - Christian Origins: From Cult to Empire (3.00 cr.)

RES-268 - Women and the Bible (3.00 cr.)

RES-280 - Religious and Ethical Studies Internship (1 - 3.00 cr.)

RES-285 - Religion and Literature (3.00 cr.)

RES-299 - Introduction to Research in Religious and Ethical Studies (1 - 3.00 cr.)

RES-342 - Psychology of Religion (3.00 cr.)

RES-346 - Anthropology of Religion (3.00 cr.)

RES-351 - Jesus and the Gospels (3.00 cr.)

RES-352 - History of Christian Thought and Ethics (3.00 cr.)

RES-385 - Europe in the Middle Ages (3.00 cr.)

RES-387 - Age of Renaissance/Reformation (3.00 cr.)

RES-400 - Selected Topics in Religious and Ethical Studies (3.00 cr.)


Related Electives

Elective courses in ethical studies (select 9 hours from the following list)

RES-104 - Religious Ethics and Social Issues (3.00 cr.)

RES-220 - Ethics of Love and Justice (3.00 cr.)

RES-280 - Religious and Ethical Studies Internship (1 - 3.00 cr.)

RES-284 - Sin, Satan, and Evil (3.00 cr.)

RES-343 - Violence, War and Peace (3.00 cr.)

RES-344 - Biomedical Ethics (3.00 cr.)

RES-345 - Environmental Ethics (3.00 cr.)

RES-352 - History of Christian Thought and Ethics (3.00 cr.)

RES-385 - Europe in the Middle Ages (3.00 cr.)

RES-387 - Age of Renaissance/Reformation (3.00 cr.)

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Contact Information

Shannon Grimes, Program Coordinator of Religious and Ethical Studies
216 Joyner Hall
(919) 760-8749
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