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Humanities Department

Minor - Religious Studies

This minor offers a basic understanding of religious beliefs and practices for those whose careers would benefit from familiarity with some religious traditions, such as those in teaching, business, journalism, social work, medicine, and law. The minor incorporates the study of religious traditions with reflection on what religion is and how we understand it.

University Graduation Requirements

To be awarded a minor, at least 12 units of coursework must be completely distinct and separate from the coursework in the major (University Policy S16-4).


Course Requirements

Requirements of the Minor15
HUM 101. Human Life: Let's Think About It3
plus 12 additional units of which 6 must be upper division and 9 in RELS courses.12
One course from the following can be included:
AFAM 137. Religion in the Black Community3
ENGL 116. Myth in Literature4
HIST 121A. Medieval Worlds, 400-10004
HIST 121B. Medieval Worlds, 1000-15004
HIST 122. The Renaissance and Reformation4

Total Units:15