Religious Studies Minor Coordinator: Yishai Cohen, Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Liberal Studies
The Religious Studies minor is an interdisciplinary program that provides a coherent set of courses on religion from a variety of disciplines ranging from the humanities to the social sciences. Students in the program will explore the philosophical, historical, cultural, literary, and artistic aspects of religion, as well as contemporary challenges to religion amidst secularism, modernism, and pluralism. This minor aims to improve students’ writing skills as well as their analytical and critical thinking skills, which in turn will aid them towards becoming responsible citizens of a religiously pluralistic world.
The minimum number of credits (exclusive of the University’s Core curriculum) required for the minor: 15. Students who wish to complete the Religious Studies minor must take PHI 230 - Philosophy of Religion. Students may choose from a list of courses to fulfill the remaining credit hours. A grade of C or better in all the courses is necessary to receive credit toward the minor.