College of Arts & Sciences

Department of Theology and Religious Studies

Curriculum for Students Enrolled Prior to Fall 2010

For Students who enrolled prior to Fall 2010:
Requirements for the Theology Major

In addition to the University's GER common courses, students who matriculated prior to Fall 2010 and wishing to achieve a major in Theology have a choice of completing their work in one of two tracks:  Theology or Religious Studies. 

GER University Distribution: fourteen courses, specified as follows:

GER Foreign Language: No foreign language unique to the department is required. But it is recommended that students consult with their advisors to fulfill the GER foreign language requirement with a language relevant to their religious or theological interest. 

GER Divisional Distribution: One additional course in Fine Arts (not included in above fourteen courses)

Theology Concentration: Ten courses distributed as described below. At least eight must be at the 200-level or above. GER courses may be used to satisfy the major concentration.

Religious Studies Concentration: Ten courses distributed as described below. At least eight must be at the 200-level or above. GER courses may be used to satisfy the major concentration.

  1. Hebrew Bible, any one course 
  2. New Testament, any one course
  3. History of Christianity, any one course
  4. Systematic Theology, any one course 
  5. Ethics, any one course
  6. Asian Religions, any one course
  7. Western Non-Christian Religions, any one course
  8. THE/REL 495  Theories and Methods in the Study of Religion

  9. THE 493 or 494  Independent Research in Theology
  10. Theology Elective: Any course in REL or THE at 200 level or above
No one course may be counted more than once for the purposes of the overall student distribution. Departmental advising will be used to designate courses in the GER, major, or elective area to meet the needs of individual students.

Religious Studies Concentration: Ten courses distributed as described below. At least eight must be at the 200-level or above. GER courses may be used to satisfy the major concentration.

  1. GER Level I, any course
  2. Comparative Method class/li>
  3. South or East Asian Religion, any one course/li>
  4. Religious Studies, any one course/li>
  5. Religious Studies, any one course/li>
  6. Religious Studies, any one course/li>
  7. Institutional Identity class, any one course (most THE classes)/li>
  8. THE/REL 495 Theories and Methods in the Study of Religion
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  9. REL 493 or 494 Independent Research in Theology/li>
  10. Theology Elective: Any course in REL or THE at 200 level or above/li>