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Religious Studies

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Box 7137
Davidson, NC 28035

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209 Ridge Road
Davidson, NC 28035

Religious Studies Major

A major in Religious Studies provides a broad background in different traditions, both Western and Eastern, and in different methods, including historical, literary, sociological, and anthropological among others. This field of study encourages students to become critical and sympathetic interpreters of the beliefs and practices of other cultures as well as their own. 

Major Requirements

Majors must complete a minimum of 10 courses in the Religious Studies Department (the Humanities 150-251 sequence counts as one course). Courses must include:

  • Five courses at the 300 or 400 level
  • Perspectives in the Study of Religion (REL 301), taken in the junior year
  • Two seminars
  • Senior Colloquium (REL 401)
  • One course in a non-Christian tradition
  • One course from each of the following groups:
    • Biblical studies
    • Religions of the world, history of religions, and religion and culture
    • Topics and issues in theology and ethics

For more detailed information regarding the religion major and required courses, visit Religious Studies in the College Catalog