Religious Studies Minor

Explore big questions about life, death, love, sin, freedom, grace, peace, justice, God, and the human community with a minor in Religious Studies. With a Christian (primarily Catholic) focus, you will explore biblical analysis, morality, religious social teaching, great figures in Christianity and important theologians, as well as theology as it relates to modern themes of love, sin, science, politics, ethics, and responsibility.

Minor in Religious Studies (15 hours)

  • RLST 101 Introducing Religious Studies

One of the following:

  • RLST 213 Experiencing God
  • RLST 225 Reading the Hebrew Bible in Jewish and Christian Terms
  • RLST 228 Christian Holiness
  • RLST 232 Introduction to the New Testament
  • RLST 233RM Christian Moral Life I
  • RLST 234RM Contemporary Moral Life II
  • RLST 236 Faith in Action
  • RLST 240 Catholic Social Thought
  • RLST 251 The Christian Tradition
  • RLST 261 Catholic Faith and Life
  • RLST 290 Special Topics

Three of the following, two of which must be at the 300 level or above (9 hours):

  • RLST 213 Experiencing God
  • RLST 225 Reading the Hebrew Bible in Jewish and Christian Terms
  • RLST 228 Christian Holiness
  • RLST 232 Introduction to the New Testament
  • RLST 233RM Christian Moral Life I
  • RLST 234RM Contemporary Moral Life II
  • RLST 236 Faith in Action
  • RLST 240 Catholic Social Thought
  • RLST 251 The Christian Tradition
  • RLST 261 Catholic Faith and LIfe
  • RLST 290 Special Topics
  • RLST 304 Historical Jesus: The Quest for Jesus of Nazareth
  • RLST 307 Leviticus and Numbers: Cultural Interpretations
  • RLST 308 Paul and His Times
  • RLST 312 Theologies of Love
  • RLST 314 Reading and Interpreting Hebrew Bible Prophets
  • RLST 315 Free and Responsible: Grace and the Human Condition
  • RLST 318 Heaven and Hell
  • RLST 325 Great Theologians
  • RLST 339 Religion and Literature
  • RLST 351 Religion and Science
  • RLST 352 Religion and Politics
  • RLST 355 African-American Theologies
  • RLST 362 Becoming Women
  • RLST 370 Aquinas’ Search for God: Faith Meets Philosophy
  • RLST 380 World Religions and Christianity
  • RLST 390 Special Topics
  • RLST 406 Ways of Doing Theology
  • RLST 455 Historical Theology
  • RLST 457 Systematic Theology Seminar
  • RLST 476 Theology for Ministry I: Theory