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2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Religious Studies Major with Inclusive Childhood Education Major


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Students majoring in religious studies complete 36 hours in courses in the department. The major program includes courses in global religious traditions, spirituality in practice and reflection, words and images, religion and justice, and interfaith studies, dialogue and experience.

The goal is for religious studies majors to develop mastery in the field of religious studies. “Mastery” is understood to mean the acquisition, synthesis, and communication (oral and written) of knowledge about religion in general as well as about specific religious traditions (hereafter indicated as “religion(s)”).

Specific objectives for students who graduate with a major in religious studies are that they should be able to:
•Demonstrate fundamental factual and theoretical knowledge in required areas of study in the major: global religious traditions, spirituality in practice and reflection, words and images, religion and justice, and interfaith studies, dialogue and experience.
•Acquire factual knowledge about religion(s) and understand that this must be a continual process in a career in religious studies.
•Read and understand scholarly literature in the field of religious studies.
•Communicate concepts and ideas concerning religion(s) in written form.
•Communicate concepts and ideas concerning religion(s) orally.
•Use computer technology to acquire and communicate knowledge about religion(s).
•Observe religious phenomena accurately and perform plausible analyses.
•Understand and apply a taxonomy of characteristics of religion.
•Understand and appreciate the perspectives of a variety of academic disciplines upon religion(s).
•Appreciate the history of, and major debates within, the field of religious studies.
•Appreciate the fact and value of religious diversity.
•Apply their understandings of religion(s) to issues of social concern and human welfare.

Students also have the option to double major in religious studies and inclusive childhood education to achieve teacher certification.

Religious Studies Core


Students majoring in Religious Studies must complete 36 credits in courses in the department from the following areas.

Foundation Courses


Students must take one course from the following list:

Global Traditions


Students must take three courses in Global Traditions from the following list, as well as two additional courses in any one tradition:

Junior - Senior Seminar


Students must take the following Junior - Senior Seminar:

Required Courses for Inclusive Childhood Education Major


Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education Major Requirements

Inclusive Childhood/Middle Childhood Education Major Requirements

 

Religious Studies Senior Experience


Students must complete the following Senior Experience:

Sample Program for Religious Studies Major with Inclusive Education


Freshman Year


  • Perspectives - Enduring Questions (PEQ) Credits: 3
  • Perspectives - Enduring Questions (PEQ) Science with Lab Credits: 4
  • Foreign Language (in the same language) Credits: 6
  • Upper Division Religious Studies (200 level or above)  Credits: 3
  • Health and Wellness  Credits: 0

As well as:

Sophomore Year


  • 4 Perspectives - Enduring Questions (PEQ) courses Credits: 12
  • 2 Integrative Studies (IS) courses Credits: 6
  • Experiental Learning (EL) pathway Credits: 0
  • Upper Division Religious Studies (200 level or above) Credits: 6

As well as: 

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