Philosophy and Religious Studies at the University of Toledo

Major and Minor in Religious Studies

RELIGIOUS STUDIES MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
The University of Toledo offers a B.A. degree with a major in Religious Studies. All students majoring in Religious Studies must take a minimum of 30 hours in Religious Studies plus 18 hours of related courses. The course requirements for the major are as follows:

A.Required courses (6 hrs.):

REL 2000 Intro. to Religion REL3570 Philosophy of Religion

B. Distribution Requirements (12 hrs.)

At least one course must be taken in each of the three areas listed below. The fourth course can be chosen from any of the three groups. At least one course must be taken at 3000-4000 level. The student may petition their advisor to have other courses substituted for the list below in fulfillment of the distribution requirement.

1.Group One:

REL 2310 [Old Testament/Tanakh] REL 2330 [New Testament]REL 2350 [Authority and the Bible]REL 2410 [Intro. to Christian Thought] REL 3420 [Christian Ethical Perspectives]REL 3080 [Jewish Biblical Studies]REL 3670 [Christian Ritual and Worship]

2. Group Two:

REL 2300 [Understanding Monotheism REL 2980 [Intro. to Islam]
REL 3350 [Qur’an and Hadith]
REL 3580 [Cont. Issues in Islam]

3. Group Three:

REL 3500 [Eastern Thought]REL 3520 (Zen Philosophy]

C.Focal Area/Electives (12 hrs.)

Students can choose courses around a desired focal area (e.g., Christian studies, Islamic Studies, Religion and Literature, Religion in America, Science and Religion) or some other area of interest to be determined in consultation with the Religious Studies advisor. At least 6 hours of these electives must be taken at the 4000 level.

D. Related Courses (18 hrs.)

Aspart of the general Arts and Sciences requirements, the student must take 18 hours of related courses outside the Religions Studies program that have been approved by the student’s advisor.  A minimum of 9 of these hours must be taken at the 3000-level or above.  A Minor in another department may be used to satisfy the related courses requirement.

 

 

RELIGIOUS STUDIES MINOR REQUIREMENTS
The University of Toledo offers a B.A. degree with a major in Religious Studies.  All students majoring in Religious Studies must take a minimum of 21 hours in Religious Studies plus 18 hours of related courses.  The course requirements for the major are as follows:

A.   Required courses (6 hrs.):

REL 2000 Intro. to Religion REL3570 Philosophy of Religion

B. Distribution Requirements (9 hrs.)

At least one course must be taken in each of the three areas listed below. One of the three courses must be taken at 3000-4000 level. The student may petition their advisor to have other courses substituted for the list below in fulfillment of the distribution requirement.

1.  Group One:

REL  2310 [Old Testament/Tanakh]
REL 2330 [New Testament]
REL, 2350 [Authority and the Bible]
REL  2410 [Intro. to Christian Thought]
REL  3420 [Christian Ethical Perspectives]
REL 3080 [Jewish Biblical Studies]
REL  3670 [Christian Ritual and Worship]

2. Group Two:

REL 2300 [Understanding Monotheism] REL 2980 [Intro. to Islam]
REL 3350 [Qur’an and Hadith]
REL 3580 [Cont. Issues in Islam]

3.Group Three:

REL 3500 [Eastern Thought] REL 3520 (Zen Philosophy]

C. Focal Area/Electives (6 hrs.)

Students can take two elective courses, at least one of which must be taken at 4000 level.
Last Updated: 3/22/15