Religion Studies - Minor

College of Arts and Sciences
Center for Comparative and Integrative Programs
105 Bowman Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-2062
www.kent.edu/ccip


Description

The Religion Studies minor provides students the opportunity to study religion by means of a diversity of academic disciplinary approaches in relation to religious thought and practice evident in the diversity of religions and religious phenomena in the world. The curriculum prepares students for critical inquiry in religion with advanced course work drawn from a variety of disciplines in the humanities, social sciences and the arts.
 

FULLY OFFERED AT:

  • Kent Campus

Admission Requirements

Admission to a minor is open to students enrolled in a bachelor’s degree, the A.A.B. or A.A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree (not Individualized Program major). Students enrolled only in the A.A. or A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree in Individualized Program may not declare a minor. Students may not pursue a minor and a major in the same discipline.

Minor Requirements

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Minor Requirements
REL 11020INTRODUCTION TO WORLD RELIGIONS (DIVG) (ELR) (KHUM) 3
or REL 21021 MOSES, JESUS AND MOHAMMAD (DIVG) (ELR) (KHUM)
Choose from the following:6
COMPARATIVE RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE
SEMINAR: RELIGION IN THE MODERN WORLD
SEMINAR IN ADVANCED COMPARATIVE RELIGION
Disciplinary Approaches, choose from the following:3
INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION (DIVG)
CROSS-CULTURAL CONFLICT MANAGEMENT (DIVG)
RECONCILIATION VERSUS REVENGE:TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE (DIVG) (WIC)
PHILOSOPHY AND MULTICULTURALISM (DIVG)
MULTICULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS)
SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION
Electives, choose from the following:6
RELIGION: A SEARCH FOR A MEANING
NATIVE PEOPLES OF NORTH AMERICA
ARABIC CULTURE
ART HISTORY: ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL ART (KFA)
ART HISTORY: RENAISSANCE TO MODERN ART (KFA)
THE ARTS OF JAPAN
ART OF WEST AFRICA (DIVG)
ART OF NIGERIA (DIVG)
ART OF CENTRAL AFRICA (DIVG)
GREEK ARCHAEOLOGY AND ART
GREEK ARCHAEOLOGY AND ART
ROMAN ARCHAEOLOGY AND ART
ROMAN ARCHAEOLOGY AND ART
MEDIEVAL ART
GOTHIC ART, 12TH TO 15TH CENTURIES
ITALIAN RENAISSANCE ART
NORTHERN RENAISSANCE ART
INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT RESOLUTION (DIVG)
CROSS-CULTURAL CONFLICT MANAGEMENT (DIVG)
RECONCILIATION VERSUS REVENGE:TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE (DIVG) (WIC) 1
THE ROMAN ACHIEVEMENT (DIVG) (KHUM)
CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY
ANCIENT CHRISTIANITIES
FAIRY TALES
THE BIBLE AS LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL TOURISM (DIVG)
HUMAN GEOGRAPHY (DIVG) (KSS)
THE PROTESTANT AND CATHOLIC REFORMATIONS
CHINESE CIVILIZATION
ANCIENT AND EARLY MEDIEVAL JEWISH HISTORY
HISTORY OF AFRICAN CIVILIZATION
AMERICAN SOCIAL AND INTELLECTUAL HISTORY, 1876-PRESENT (DIVD)
COLLOQUIUM:SAINTS, MONKS, AND THE MEDIEVAL COMMUNITY
THE HOLOCAUST:THE DESTRUCTION OF EUROPEAN JEWRY, 1938-1945
INTRODUCTION TO JEWISH STUDIES
MUSIC HISTORY I
AFRICAN MUSIC AND CULTURES
ASIAN MUSICS
CHORAL LITERATURE I
INTRODUCTION TO WEST AFRICAN CULTURES
NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURE
EAST AFRICAN-KISWAHILI CULTURES
INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN WORLD VIEW (DIVG)
ISLAMIC WEST AFRICA
MALCOLM AND MARTIN
ANCIENT GREEK PHILOSOPHY (WIC)
MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY (WIC)
AMERICAN INDIAN PHILOSOPHIES (DIVD)
PROBLEMS IN THE PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION
SEMINAR IN WORLD PHILOSOPHY
SEMINAR IN ASIAN PHILOSOPHY
COMPARATIVE POLITICS (DIVG) (KSS)
WORLD POLITICS (DIVG) (KSS)
EUROPEAN POLITICS (DIVG)
ASIAN POLITICS (DIVG)
AFRICAN POLITICS (DIVG)
LATIN AMERICAN POLITICS (DIVG)
MIDDLE EAST POLITICS (DIVG)
MULTICULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS)
INTRODUCTION TO WORLD RELIGIONS (DIVG) (ELR) (KHUM) 1
INTRODUCTION TO NEW TESTAMENT LITERATURE
MOSES, JESUS AND MOHAMMAD (DIVG) (ELR) (KHUM) 1
COMPARATIVE RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE 1
RELIGION AND WOMEN
SEMINAR: RELIGION IN THE MODERN WORLD 1
RELIGION VIOLENCE AND TERROR
SEMINAR IN ADVANCED COMPARATIVE RELIGION 1
SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION
Minimum Total Credit Hours:18
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Courses can only be applied to minor requirements once. These courses may not be selected as electives if chosen to fulfill a requirement listed above. 

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Minor GPA
2.000
  • Students must complete at least two upper-division (30000 or 40000 level) courses in the minor at Kent State on a graded basis (A-F).