Religion Studies Minor | Kent State University

Religion Studies Minor


The Religion Studies minor provides students the opportunity to study religion by means of a diversity of academic disciplinary approaches in relation to religious thought and practice evident in the diversity of religions and religious phenomena in the world. The curriculum prepares students for critical inquiry in religion with advanced course work drawn from a variety of disciplines in the humanities, social sciences and the arts.

Attribute Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversitywriting-intensive and the experiential learning requirements

RELIGION STUDIES MINOR REQUIREMENTS (18 credits)
Attribute Course Title Credits Min. Grade
DG/ELR/KHU
DG/ELR/KHU
REL
REL
11020
21021
Introduction to World Religions (3)   or
Comparative Religion  (3)
3  
  Choose from the following: 6  
  REL 31065 Comparative Religious Experience (3)    
  REL 31091 Seminar: Religion in the Modern World (3)    
  REL 41091 Seminar in Advanced Comparative Religion (3)    
  Disciplinary Approaches, Choose from the following: 3  
DG CACM 21010 Cross-Cultural Conflict Management (3)    
DG CACM 22020 International Conflict Resolution (3)    
DG/WIC CACM 41010 Reconciliation Versus Revenge: Transitional Justice (3)    
DG PHIL 31075 Philosophy and Multiculturalism (3)    
DD/KSS PSYC 22221 Multicultural Psychology (3)    
  SOC 42561 Sociology of Religion (3)    
  Electives, Choose from the following: 6  
  ANTH 38250 Religion: A Search for Meaning (3)  1    
  ANTH 48270 Native Peoples of North America (3)    
  ARAB 41301 Arabic Culture (3)    
KFA ARTH 22006 Art History: Ancient and Medieval Art (3)    
KFA ARTH 22007 Art History: Renaissance to Modern Art (3)    
  ARTH 42023 The Arts of Japan (3)    
DG ARTH 42025 Art of West Africa (3)    
DG ARTH 42026 Art of Nigeria (3)    
DG ARTH 42027 Art of Central Africa (3)    
  ARTH
CLAS
42031
41401
Greek Archaeology and Art (3)   or
Greek Archaeology and Art (3)
   
  ARTH
CLAS
42032
41402
Roman Archeology and Art (3)   or
Roman Archeology and Art (3) 
   
  ARTH 42036 Medieval Art (3)    
  ARTH 42039 Gothic Art, 12th to 15th Centuries (3)    
  ARTH 42041 Italian Renaissance Art (3)    
  ARTH 42042 Northern Renaissance Art (3)    
  CACM 21010 Cross-Cultural Conflict Management (3)  1    
DG CACM 22020 International Conflict Resolution (3)  1    
DG/WIC CACM 41010 Reconciliation Versus Revenge: Transitional Justice (3)  1    
DG/KHU CLAS 21405 The Roman Achievement (3)    
  CLAS 41301 Classical Mythology (3)    
  CLAS 41404 Ancient Christianities (3)    
  ENG 34041 Fairy Tales (3)    
  ENG 35201 The Bible as Literature (3)    
DG GEOG 22040 Introduction to Global Tourism (3)    
KSS/DG GEOG 22061 Human Geography (3)    
  HIST 31031 The Protestant and Catholic Reformations (3)    
  HIST 31112 Chinese Civilization (3)    
  HIST 31127 Ancient and Early Medieval Jewish History (3)    
  HIST 31130 History of African Civilization (3)    
DD HIST 41071 American Social and Intellectual History, 1876-Present (3)    
  HIST 41097 Colloquium: Saints, Monks and the Medieval Community (3)    
  HIST 41129 The Holocaust: The Destruction of European Jewry, 1938-1945 (3)    
  JWST 11001 Introduction to Jewish Studies (3)    
  MUS 32211 Music History I (3)    
  MUS 42111 African Music and Cultures (3)    
  MUS 42151 Asian Musics (3)    
  MUS 42271 Choral Literature I (3)    
  PAS 15200 Introduction to West African Cultures (3)    
  PAS 23310 Native American Culture (3)    
  PAS 25200 East African-Kiswahili Cultures (3)    
DG PAS 34000 Introduction to African World View (3)    
  PAS 34100 Islamic West Africa (3)    
  PAS 43200 Malcolm and Martin (3)    
WIC PHIL 31001 Ancient Greek Philosophy (3)    
WIC PHIL 31002 Medieval Philosophy (3)    
DD PHIL 31072 American Indian Philosophies (3)    
  PHIL 41010 Problems in the Philosophy of Religion (3)    
  PHIL 41091 Seminar in World Philosophy (3)    
  PHIL 41491 Seminar in Asian Philosophy (3)    
KSS/DG POL 10004 Comparative Politics (3)    
KSS/DG POL 10500 World Politics (3)    
DG POL 30520 European Politics (3)    
DG POL 30530 Asian Politics (3)    
DG POL 30540 African Politics (3)    
DG POL 30550 Latin American Politics (3)    
DG POL 30560 Middle East Politics (3)    
DD/KSS PSYC 22221 Multicultural Psychology (3)    
DG/ELR/KHU REL 11020 Introduction to World Religions (3)  1    
DG/ELR/KHU REL 21021 Comparative Religion (3)  1    
  REL 31065 Comparative Religious Experience (3)  1    
  REL 31091 Seminar: Religion in the Modern World (3)  1    
  REL 41091 Seminar in Advanced Comparative Religion (3)  1    
  SOC 42561 Sociology of Religion (3)    
  MINIMUM TOTAL 18  

1. Courses can only be applied to minor requirements once. These courses may not be selected as electives if chosen to fulfill a requirement  listed above.

Graduation Requirements:

  • Minimum overall 2.000 GPA
  • Students must complete at least two upper-division courses in the minor at Kent State on a graded basis (A-F)