Examine various aspects of religion in general and learn how to approach discussions of contemporary topics with the religious studies emphasis.
- A flexible structure allows students to take courses that target future career goals.
- The religious studies emphasis offers courses on religions of the world, the relationship between religion and politics, the philosophy of religion and interactions between culture and the church.
Graduates with a biblical studies emphasis possess the knowledge necessary to pursue careers and advanced study specifically in Christian ministries, church leadership and Christian education, but the knowledge developed can be beneficial in any position.
|REL-405||Philosophy of Religion||3|
|REL-418||Culture, Religion and the Church||3|
|REL-452||Christianity in the Non-Western World||3|
Select 18 units from the following with at least one course each in BIB, PHIL and THEO
|BIB-106||Classical Greek I||3|
|BIB-107||Classical Greek II||3|
|BIB-304||Paul and His Teaching||3|
|BIB-441||Biblical Interpretation: to 18th Century||3|
|BIB-442||Biblical Interpretation: 19th-21st Centuries||3|
|BLIT-310-349||Biblical Literature (OT or NT)||3|
|HIST-321||Anabaptist/Mennonite History and Thought||3|
|HIST-350||American Religious History||3|
|HIST-360||Greece: Drama and Paideia in the Polis||4|
|HIST-365||Rome: Politics, Pagans and Patristics||4|
|HIST-370||Medieval Life, Thought and Literature||4|
|HIST-380||Reformation History and Theology||4|
|HIST-410||Modern Latin America: History, Politics and Culture||3|
|LIT-460||Critical Approaches to Literature||3|
|PHIL-100||Introduction to Philosophy||3|
|PHIL-103||Logic and Critical Thinking||3|
|PHIL-110||Introduction to Philosophical Ethics||3|
|PHIL-330||Ancient Philosophy and Rhetoric||4|
|PHIL-393||Twentieth Century Western Thought||3|
|PHIL-430||American Wilderness Literature and Philosophy||3|
|PHIL-450||History of Political Theory and Ideas||3|
|PHIL-455||Philosophy of Language||3|
|PHIL-460||Philosophy of History||3|
|PS-390||Religion and Politics in America||4|
|SPAN-330||Latin American Thought: Readings in Spanish||3|
|THEO-365||Current Perspectives on Mission||3|
|THEO-425||Theological Ethics and the Environment||3|
|THEO-434||Theologies of Radical Discipleship||3|
|THEO-445||Biblical Theologies of Mission||3|
|THEO-465||Theological Ethics of Conflict and Peacemaking||3|
Note: students may cross over no more than one focus series course with coursework in the major.