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Interdisciplinary Religion Concentration


This option is designed for students who want to concentrate in religion but also integrate their work in religion with work in another, complementary disciplinary area. A student electing this option will fulfill the requirements for the regular concentration in religion, with one change: nine credits from one or more disciplinary areas outside of religion (must be chosen in consultation with the adviser) will substitute for six of the religion electives credits required for the concentration in religion. Accordingly, the total required elective credits for the interdisciplinary concentration will be 18 (nine religion elective credits, nine interdisciplinary elective credits), giving a total of 36 credit hours to complete the program.

Core Requirements Credit Hours
GREL 101. Religions of the World 3
REL 200. Exploring Religion 3
Capstone (choose one of the following courses): 3
REL 410. Dharma/Adharma: Morality and Ethics in Hindu Society
REL 460. Topics in Ancient Jewish and Early Christian Literature
REL 475. Inter-Religious Dialogue
Track Requirements 12
Choose four courses from one track. This will be your home track.
Breadth Requirements 6
Choose two additional courses outside of your home track. These two
courses cannot be from the same track, and neither can they be cross-listed with a course in your home track.
Interdisciplinary Requirements 9
Choose three courses from other disciplines (in consultation with your
adviser).

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Courses

Track 1: Eastern Traditions
GHUM 252. Gandhi, Non-violence, and Global Transformation
REL 308. Islam in South Asia
REL 310. Hindu Traditions
REL 312. Religions of East Asia
REL 314. Gandhi
REL 316. Topics in Hinduism
REL/PHIL 385. Buddhist Thought
REL 386. Topics in Buddhist Studies
REL 410. Dharma/Adharma: Morality & Ethics in Hindu Society

Track 2: Western Traditions
GHUM 252. Cross-Cultural Perspectives: Islamic Civilization
REL 201. Introduction to Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
REL 202. Jesus and the Beginnings of Christianity
REL 240. Jesus and the Moral Life
REL 270. Western Religious Ethics
REL 305. Islamic Religious Traditions
REL 306. Women and Gender in Islam
REL 308. Islam in South Asia
REL 320. Judaism
REL 325. Catholicism in the Modern World
REL 330. Religions of Africa and the African Diaspora
REL 332. Born Again Religion
REL 336. African-American Religion
REL 340. Introduction to Christianity
REL 342. Historical Jesus and the Roman Imperial World
REL 346. Religions of Greece and Rome
REL 348. Christianity in Global Context
REL 350. Islamic Law and Society
REL 360. History of Christian Thought
REL/HIST 362. Introduction to U.S. Religious History
REL/PHIL 375. The 19th Century: Age of Ideology
REL 380. Contemporary Theologies
REL 460. Topics in Ancient Jewish and Early Christian Literature

Track 3: Biblical Studies and Theology
GHUM 102. God, Meaning and Morality
REL 201. Introduction to Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
REL 202. Jesus and the Beginnings of Christianity
REL/PHIL 218. Philosophy of Religion
REL 270. Western Religious Ethics
REL 325. Catholicism in the Modern World
REL 340. Introduction to Christianity
REL 360. History of Christian Thought
REL/PHIL 375. The 19th Century: Age of Ideology
REL/PHIL 377. Hermeneutics
REL 380. Contemporary Theologies
REL 460. Topics in Ancient Jewish and Early Christian Literature
REL 475. Inter-Religious Dialogue

Track 4: Religion and Society
GHUM 252. Gandhi, Non-violence, and Global Transformation
REL 280. Religion and Science
REL 303. Lived Religion: Ritual Practice and Ethnographic Method
REL 306. Women and Gender in Islam
REL 315. Women and Religion
REL/SOCI 322. Sociology of Religion
REL 330. Religions of Africa and the African Diaspora
REL 332. Born Again Religion
REL 334. New Religious Movements
REL 336. African-American Religion
REL 348. Christianity in Global Context
REL/IA 363. Apocalypticism, Religious Terrorism, and Peace
REL 370. Mysticism
REL 450. Religion and Society
REL 475. Inter-Religious Dialogue