Stephen F. Austin State University

Religious Studies

Religious Studies Minor Information and Requirements

Religious Studies Minor (18 hours)
Kevin West, Coordinator
Vera Dugas Liberal Arts North, Rm 213
(936) 468-2498
E-mail: westkr@sfasu.edu

Advisory Committee:
Kelly Salsberry (Philosophy), Jill Carrington (Art), Thomas Segady (Sociology)

OBJECTIVES
The minor in Religious Studies intends to acquaint students with the rich history and continuing relevance of the world's religious traditions. As an interdisciplinary minor, Religious Studies interrogates the interactions between religion and other spheres of human activity, such as art, music, literature, and politics. Students pursuing the Religious Studies minor will gain a deeper understanding of religion as an impulse, as a practice, and as a historical force.

Required Courses (9 Hours)
REL 300 Introduction to Religious Studies. Introduction to the study of religion and to a variety of the world's religious traditions.
PHI 360 Philosophy of Religion
SOC 341 Sociology of Religion

Elective Courses (9 hours)
(a maximum of 9 hours of the entire minor may come from one discipline).
ANT 277, 477 (when topically appropriate); ART 491, 497 (when topically appropriate); ENG 211, 300, 383, 390, 405; HIS 310, 312, 313; LAT 495; PHI 390, 400, 490; PSC 399; PSY 498; SOC 305, 477; THR 471.

Other electives may be substituted with the consent of the Director of the Division of Multidisciplinary Programs.