University Studies - BA, Religious Thought, Practices and Cultures Concentration
The concentration in Religious Thought, Practices and Cultures allows students to study religion through a variety of lenses: philosophical, historical, literary, artistic, and social. Students gain perspective on religion in the modern world and learn to analyze the impact of religious thought on human culture. Courses are taught by faculty from a range of disciplines and departments, so students can tailor the concentration their interests and goals.
No student enrolled in the University Studies concentration in Religious Thought, Practices and Cultures may pursue a double major or a double degree.
|Code||Title||Semester Credit Hours|
|RELS 480/COMM 480||Religious Communication||3|
|Select from the following:||15|
|History and Design of Sacred Architecture|
|Communication, Religion and the Arts|
|History of Christianity: Origins to the Reformation|
|History of Islam|
|Women and Religion|
|Near Eastern Religions|
|Indian and Oriental Religions|
|Contemplation in the Modern World|
|Introduction to Biblical Archaeology|
|Political Islam and Jihad|
|Sociology of Religion|
|Philosophy of Religion|
|Folklore and the Supernatural|
|Rise of Islam, 600-1258|
|The Bible as Literature|
|History of Religion in America to 1860|
|History of Religion in America from 1860 to the Present|
|Studies in Literature, Religion, and Culture|
|Anthropology of Religion|
|European Intellectual History from Ancient Greece to the Early Middle Ages|
|European Intellectual History from the High Middle Ages to the 17th Century|
|Modern Jewish Thought and Philosophy|
|Diversity Lessons from Medieval Spain|
|University and College Requirements|
|ENGL 104||Composition and Rhetoric||3|
|Literature Requirement 1||6|
|Life and physical sciences||9|
|Foreign language 2||14|
|Language, philosophy and culture||3|
|Social and behavioral sciences||6|
|American history 3||6|
|POLS 206||American National Government||3|
|POLS 207||State and Local Government||3|
|International and cultural diversity|
|Minor 1 4||15-18|
|Minor 2 4||15-18|
|Free electives 5||1-4|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||120|
To be chosen from the college approved list.
All 14 hours must be in the same language.
No more than one Texas History course can be used to satisfy this requirement.
One minor must be chosen from outside of the College of Liberal Arts.
Any 100-499 courses not used elsewhere.