religious studies curriculum

The following text is taken from The University of Findlay's undergraduate catalog.
 

Religious Studies Core Courses

The following core courses are required for all four-year majors:
​RELI 101 Introduction to Religion
RELI 102 Jewish and Christian Traditions
RELI 490 Research in Religious Studies
 
A major in religious studies consists of the religious studies core (nine semester hours) and the completion of one of the emphases listed below.

Religious Studies - Biblical Studies Emphasis
(focus: sacred texts of the Jewish and Christian tradition)
Requirements in addition to the core include 12 semester hours from RELI 235, 240, 327, 329, 336, and 339. Also, these majors must complete 12 semester hours of elective course work in religious studies or philosophy/applied philosophy.

Religious Studies - Christian Studies Emphasis
Requirements in addition to the core include RELI 205, 207, 209, 235 or 327, 240 or 336, 270, 339, 350 or 390, 395, 398, 410, 422, and 423.

Religious Studies - Comparative Religion Emphasis
(focus: comparative study of Eastern and Western religious traditions)
Requirements in addition to the core include 12 semester hours from RELI 200, 201, 220, 312, 315, and 320. Also, these majors must complete 12 semester hours of elective course work in religious studies or philosophy/applied philosophy.

Religious Studies - Individualized Studies Emphasis
(focus: self-designed program approved by the chair of religious studies and philosophy and dean of the College of Liberal Arts)
Requirements in addition to the core include 24 semester hours of course work in religious studies and/or philosophy/applied philosophy selected in close consultation with a member of the religious studies faculty. Such majors are particularly encouraged to make use of RELI 491, which allows for independent or directed studies and which may be completed for up to 12 semester hours, provided that the topics of study vary.

A minor in religious studies consists of 15 semester hours including RELI 101 and 12 semester hours of religious studies, nine of which must be taken at The University of Findlay.

All majors and minors in religious studies are urged to pursue language studies pertinent to their area of interest, either through regular course offerings from the Department of Language and Culture or by arranging language tutorials with religious studies faculty. Instruction in Biblical languages also is available at Winebrenner Theological Seminary. In addition, majors and minors are encouraged to avail themselves of overseas and intensive cross-cultural study opportunities through University programs and accredited national and international agencies.