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.
Note: Emphasis courses are additional courses that are to be completed alongside the general education and parent program requirements as dictated by the Fresno Pacific University catalog. Please review the course requirements for baccalaureate programs and the general education summary in the Undergraduate Academic Catalog.
Emphasis Required Courses
|REL 405||Philosophy of Religion||3|
|REL 418||Culture, Religion and the Church||3|
|REL 452||World Christianity||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 115||Hebrew I||3|
|BIB 116||Hebrew II||3|
|BIB 304||Paul and His Letters||3|
|BIB 441||Biblical Interpretation: to 18th Century||3|
|BIB 442||Biblical Interpretation: 19th-21st Centuries||3|
|BLIT-310-349 BLIT||Units Biblical Literature (OT or NT)||3|
|COM 380||Film Studies||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|
|MIN 379||Spiritual Formation||2|
|PHIL 100||Introduction to Philosophy||3|
|PHIL 103||Logic and Critical Thinking||3|
|PHIL 110||Introduction to Philosophical Ethics||3|
|PHIL 330||Ancient and Medieval Rhetoric||3|
|PHIL 333||Medieval Philosophy||3|
|PHIL 335||Modern Philosophy||3|
|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||Perspectives on Global Missions||3|
|THEO 425||Theological Ethics and the Environment||3|
|THEO 430||Contemporary Theologies||3|
|THEO 434||Following Jesus Radically||3|
|THEO 445||Issues and Theologies of Mission||3|
|THEO 465||Theological Ethics of Conflict and Peacemaking||3|
Students may cross over no more than one focus series course with coursework in the major.