Undergraduate Study

Study of Religion Minor

To enter the Study of Religion minor, students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better.

Required Lower-Division Courses (4 to 10 units): Study of Religion M4 or 11, or M50 and M60A or M60W.

Required Upper-Division Courses (24 to 29 units): Study of Religion 101 and five courses selected from theory and methods (Anthropology 130, 142P, Study of Religion 110, 120, 150, 160, 177, 180, M186C) and from religious ideas, practices, and institutions in context (Ancient Near East 162, Anthropology 114P, 162, 168P, Arabic 120, Art History CM115A, C120, 150A, 152A, 154A, 154B, 156, Asian 151, 162, Chinese 165, C175, Classics 166A, 166B, M167, English 111A, 111B, 111C, 145, 156, Greek 130, Hebrew 120, 130, History 108A, 121B, 174A, M182C, 185B, Iranian 170, Japanese 161, Jewish Studies M150A, Korean 165, 172, Philosophy 100B, 104, 107, 155A, Study of Religion M105A, M105B, M105C, M106A, M107, M108, M109, M132, M133, M135, 140, M142C, M155, M161A through M161D, M172, M173C, M174D, M174E, M178, M182A, M182B, M184A, M185D, M186A, M186B, World Arts and Cultures C142, C151).

Student are encouraged to select courses that focus on a specific religious tradition or traditions, or on a set of thematic issues important to the study of religion.

A course may be taken twice, on different topics, for credit toward the minor where repetition is allowed by the department offering the course. A maximum of 4 units of special studies courses (197, 198, 199) approved by the adviser may be applied toward the minor.

A minimum of 20 units applied toward the minor requirements must be in addition to units applied toward major requirements or another minor.

Each minor course must be taken for a letter grade, and students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better in the minor. Successful completion of the minor is indicated on the transcript and diploma.