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Religious Studies Minor

Classical & Near Eastern Studies
College of Liberal Arts
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Contact Information
Religious Studies Program, 245 Nicholson Hall, 216 Pillsbury Avenue S.E., Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-625-6393)
Email: rels@umn.edu
  • Program Type: Graduate free-standing minor
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2019
  • Length of program in credits (master's): 9
  • Length of program in credits (doctoral): 12
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
The minor in Religious Studies is available to master's and doctoral students in relevant University of Minnesota departments, schools, and colleges, including but not limited to American Studies, Anthropology, Art History, Classical and Near Eastern Studies, English, History, Philosophy, Sociology, Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication, School of Music, and the College of Education and Human Development.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
Admission is contingent on prior admission to a master's or doctoral degree-granting program.
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
All students pursuing the minor must complete RELS 5001. Remaining coursework is chosen in consultation with the Religious Studies director of Graduate Studies.
Required Course
RELS 5001 - Theory and Method in the Study of Religion: Critical Approaches to the Study of Religion (3.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
Masters
Religious Studies Electives
Relevant 5xxx or 8xxx courses from other CLA departments may be used with the permission of the Director of Graduate Studies in Religious Studies.
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· RELS 5xxx
· RELS 8xxx
Doctoral
Religious Studies Electives
Relevant 5xxx or 8xxx courses from other CLA departments may be used with the permission of the Director of Graduate Studies in Religious Studies.
Take 9 or more credit(s) from the following:
· RELS 5xxx
· RELS 8xxx
 
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RELS 5001 - Theory and Method in the Study of Religion: Critical Approaches to the Study of Religion
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01522
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theoretical/methodological issues in academic study of religion. Theories of origin, character, and function of religion as a human phenomenon. Psychological, sociological, anthropological, and phenomenological perspectives. prereq: Sr or grad student or instr consent