Religious Studies To inquire about this program:
Bradley L. Herling, Ph.D | 212-517-0618 | E-mail
The study of religion is at the core of the liberal arts, and a minor in Religious Studies will supplement your major by providing literacy in a variety of religious traditions and by inviting you to reflect on ways human beings have lived out responses to their deepest and most profound questions.
Minors in Religious Studies will:
identify concerns at the heart of human experience, especially those pertaining to the fundamental nature of reality, knowledge, and values;
understand the way religious communities have addressed these concerns throughout history, in relation to other social and cultural forces;
and respond to these issues themselves, building on a firm foundation of cultural literacy, analytic method, and critical intelligence.
The skills promoted by a minor in Religious Studies, in concert with a major concentration, are essential to understanding the world around us. They are also universally applicable in our own lives and in our chosen professions. Overall, they serve as the necessary tools for becoming an informed and engaged citizen of the world.
Minoring in Religious Studies
To complete a minor in Religious Studies, the following courses must be taken:
RS 115 Introduction to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
RS 120 Introduction to the Religions of Asia
PHIL 322 Philosophy of Religion
Then minors must take three Religious Studies electives, two of which must be at the 300 level or above.
For further information on the study of religion, or on majoring in Philosophy and Religious Studies, consult the College Catalogue, or go to the main Philosophy and Religious web-page.