BA in Religion
The major in religion allows students to explore religion and religious traditions from a variety of disciplinary and topical perspectives. Students are required to complete 10 courses, chosen with the help of an advisor, with a grade of C or higher:
- Two 100-level courses. Majors are strongly encouraged to fulfill the 100-level requirement with CAS RN 103 and 104. Alternatively, they may take one course in “Religious Traditions” (CAS RN 103 or 104) and one in “Comparative Themes” (CAS RN 100, 101, 102, 106, 111, 121, or 122).
- CAS RN 200 Theoretical Approaches to the Study of Religion, ideally taken in the sophomore year or, if the major is declared later, as soon as possible thereafter.
- Two additional 200-level RN courses.
- Two 300-level RN courses.
- One course at the 400 level or above.
- Two additional courses at the 300 level or above.
Students who have successfully completed CAS CC 101 (Core Humanities I) or CC 102 (Core Humanities II) or both may substitute one or both of these courses for the required 100-level religion course(s).
Students may, with the approval of their advisors, count toward the major a maximum of two related courses taken in other departments. Students who have completed CAS CC 101 (Core Humanities I) or CC 102 (Core Humanities II) and have applied those courses toward the required 100-level religion courses will normally not be allowed to count any additional courses from other departments toward the major.