Religious Studies - Undergraduate Minor

The Undergraduate Minor in Religious Studies introduces students to the diversity and history of religious experiences enabling them to evaluate critically the roles religion plays in cultures of the world. Students engage with the study of religion across disciplines including Anthropology, Art History, History, Native American Studies, Government, History, Native American Studies, and Sociology. The curriculum covers archaeological evidence of religion, new religious movements, religious iconography, forms of religious organization, politics and religion, and religious violence. The minor is particularly appropriate for students who pursue careers impacted by religious practices and beliefs such as health professions, legal careers, government agencies, religious vocations, and charitable organizations.

Students must take the required core class ANTH 330V Magic Witchcraft and Religion. Students must pass a total of 18 credits of which at least 9 are upper division. Students must earn C- or higher grades in each course and cannot count S/U courses unless all grades in the course are S/U. No more than 9 credits (upper or lower division) can be earned in any one department. Please contact the Department of Anthropology regarding substitutions and questions for the minor.


Prefix Title Credits
Required Courses
ANTH 330VMagic Witchcraft and Religion3
Select 15 credits from the following: 115
At least 9 credits must be upper division
Indigenous Peoples of North America3
Japanese Culture and Society: Anthropological Perspectives3
Ancient Mexico3
Archaeology of Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion3
Native American Visual Culture3
Federal Indian Policy3
ARTH 305
ARTH 310
Art of China I: Neolithic to Song Dynasty3
Art and Life in Renaissance Italy3
The Bible as Literature3
Islamic Civilization to 15003
Islamic Civilizations since 18003
East Asia to 16003
China through the Ming Dynasty3
History of Japan3
New Testament as Literature3
The Worlds of Arthur3
Archaeology: Search for the Past3
Art and Mythology3
Comparative Mythology: Myth, Ritual, and the Life Cycle3
Philosophy and World Religions3
Philosophy of Religion3
Sociology of Religion3
Total Credits18