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Transforming Minor Programs into Multiple Option Program Options:  Sample

SAMPLE: TRANSFORMING A RELIGIOUS STUDIES MINOR INTO A MULTIPLE OPTIONS PROGRAM OPTION (B.A. Level)

RELIGIOUS STUDIES MINOR DEGREE:  21 CREDITS

Core Requirement (3 credits)
REL 200 World Religions and Cultures

Category A:  Religious Traditions and Sacred Texts (select 3 credits)
REL 302  Survey of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament)
REL 303
  Survey of the New Testament
REL 304
  Jesus
REL 305
  Islam
REL 306
  Introduction to Judaism
REL 307
  Survey of Christianity
REL 312
  Eastern Philosophy
REL 317
  Catholicism
WGS 361
  Feminine Face of God
WGS 386
  Women in the Bible

Category B:  Philosophical, Ethical and Theological Perspectives (select 3 credits)
REL 325  Celtic Spirituality
REL 370
  Religion and Science
HIS 362
  Women and Christianity
PHI 350
  Philosophy and Religion
WGS 360
  Gender and Spirituality
WGS 386
  Women in the Bible

Category C:  Historical, Linguistic, Literary and Scientific Perspectives (select 3 credits)
REL 301  Ancient Religions
REL 325
  Celtic Spirituality
REL 335
  Spiritual Images in Pop Culture
REL 352
  Women and Religion
ANT 320
  Religion and Culture
ARI 101
  Elementary Arabic I
ARI 102
  Elementary Arabic II
ARTH 304
  Survey of Asian Art
ENG 215
  Greek and Roman Mythology
ENG 315
  The Bible as Literature
ENG 324
  Holocaust Literature
GEO 330
  Geography of Religion
HIS 300
  The Ancient Near East and Greece to the Macedonian Conquest
HIS 301
  The Hellenistic World and Rome to the Death of Constantine
HIS 303
  Europe in the Middle Ages
HIS 305
  Reformation Europe
HIS 330
  Jewish History
HIS 362
  Women and Christianity
HIS 384
  History of American Religion
HIS 414
  The Holocaust
JPN 325
  Japanese Myth and Folklore
LAT 101
  Elementary Latin I
LAT 102
  Elementary Latin II
SOC 430
  Sociology of Religion

Select 9 additional credits not already selected.
 

NOW TRANSFORM A RELIGIOUS STUDIES MINOR INTO A MULTIPLE OPTIONS PROGRAM OPTION BY APPENDING IT TO PHILOSOPHY BY OFFERING: 

B.A. Philosophy:  Interdisciplinary Religious Studies Option (30 credits)

Core Required Courses (15 credits):
PHI 265  Logic
PHI 300
  History of Philosophy
PHI 315
  Knowledge and Reality 
PHI 320  Social and Political Philosophy
PHI 350
  Ethics

Major Elective Courses (relevant to Religious Studies) (Select 6 credits)
PHI 200  Ethics
PHI 309
  Global Ethics
PHI 312/REL 312
  Eastern Philosophy
PHI 323
  Peace and War
PHI 324
  Africana Philosophy
PHI 381
  Classical & Medieval Philosophy
PHI 350
  Philosophy and Religion
PHI 371/REL 371 Religion and Science
PHI 372/REL 372 Survival After Death
PHI 375
  Ethics and Social Responsibility
With Advisor Approval:
PHI 499  Independent Study in Philosophy
PHI 594
  Topics:  Philosophy
PHI 599
  Independent Study:  Philosophy

Interdisciplinary Elective Courses (relevant to Philosophy and Religious Studies) (select 9 credits)
REL 200  World Religions and Cultures
REL 301
  Ancient Religions 
REL 302  Survey of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament)
REL 303
  Survey of New Testament
REL 304
  Jesus
REL 305
  Islam
REL 306
  Introduction to Judaism
REL 307
  Survey of Christianity
REL 317
  Catholicism
REL 320
  Religion in America
REL 325
  Celtic Spirituality (B or C)
REL 330
  Contemporary Religious Thought
REL 335
  Spiritual Images in Pop Culture
REL 350
  World Religions and Ethics
REL 352
  Women and Religion
WGS 361
  Feminine Face of God
WGS 386
  Women in the Bible (A or B)
WGS 360
  Gendered Spirituality
WGS 386
  Women in the Bible (A or B)
ANT 320
  Religion and Culture
ARTH 304
  Survey of Asian Art
ENG 215
  Greek and Roman Mythology
ENG 315
  The Bible as Literature
ENG 324
  Holocaust Literature
GEO 330
  Geography of Religion
HIS 300
  Ancient Near East and Greece to the Macedonian Conquest
HIS 301
  The Hellenistic World and Rome to the Death of Constantine
HIS 303
  Europe in the Middle Ages
HIS 305
  Reformation Europe
HIS 330
  Jewish History
HIS 362
  Women and Christianity (B or C)
HIS 384
  History of American Religion
HIS 414
  The Holocaust
HIS 494
  Byzantine History
JPN 325
  Japanese Myth and Folklore
SOC 430 Sociology of Religion

 

AND/OR NOW TRANSFORM A RELIGIOUS STUDIES MINOR INTO A MULTIPLE OPTIONS PROGRAM OPTION BY APPENDING IT TO HISTORY BY OFFERING: 

B.A. History:  Interdisciplinary Religious Studies Option (42 credits)

Major Required Courses (21 credits)
HIS 100  Europe to 1500
HIS 101
  Europe since 1500
HIS 106
  History of Afro-Americans
HIS 108
  World History to 1500
HIS 109
  World History since 1500
HIS 389
  Historical Research and Writing
HIS 489
  Senior Seminar

Major Elective Courses (relevant to Religious Studies) (select 9 credits)
HIS 300  Ancient Near East and Greece to the Macedonian Conquest
HIS 301
  The Hellenistic World and Rome to the Death of Constantine
HIS 303
  Europe in the Middle Ages
HIS 305
  Reformation Europe
HIS 330
  Jewish History
HIS 362
  Women and Christianity (B or C)
HIS 384
  History of American Religion
HIS 414
  The Holocaust
HIS 494
  Byzantine History

Interdisciplinary Elective Courses (relevant to History and Religious Studies) (select 12 credits)
ANT 320  Religion and Culture
ARTH 304
  Survey of Asian Art
ENG 215
  Greek and Roman Mythology
ENG 315
  The Bible as Literature
ENG 324
  Holocaust Literature
GEO 330
  Geography of Religion
JPN 325
  Japanese Myth and Folklore
REL 200
  World Religions and Cultures
REL 301
  Ancient Religions 
REL 302  Survey of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament)
REL 303
  Survey of New Testament
REL 304
  Jesus
REL 305
  Islam
REL 306
  Introduction to Judaism
REL 307
  Survey of Christianity
REL 317
  Catholicism
REL 320
  Religion in America
REL 325
  Celtic Spirituality (B or C)
REL 330
  Contemporary Religious Thought
REL 335
  Spiritual Images in Pop Culture
REL 350
  World Religions and Ethics
REL 352
  Women and Religion
WGS 361
  Feminine Face of God
WGS 386
  Women in the Bible (A or B)
WGS 360
  Gendered Spirituality
WGS 386
  Women in the Bible (A or B)
SOC 430 Sociology of Religion


* Many Minor Programs can be transformed into Multi-Discipline Program Options or Multiple Options Program Options while still retaining the Minor Programs.  This is just one example.

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