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  Nov 21, 2017
 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Minor: Religious Studies


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OVERVIEW OF DEGREE REQUIREMENTS


Minimum number of credits required to earn minor: 18

GPA requirements to earn minor: None.

Minimum Grade requirements for courses to count toward minor: Religious Studies minors must earn a minimum grade of “C” or better in all courses used for the minor.

Contact Information: Henry Munson, Coordinator, Professor of Anthropology, 5773 S. Stevens Hall, Room 106A, 207-581-1894, fax number: 581-1823 henry.munson@umit.maine.edu
 


Religion has existed in all human cultures and continues to play an important role in most societies and in many conflicts. The Religious Studies curriculum is designed to help students understand these facts, regardless of whether they are themselves religious or not. 

Requirements


A minor in Religious Studies shall consist of at least 18 credit hours, of which at least 9 must be upper-level (300 and 400-level) courses. Students must achieve a grade of “C” or better in all courses used for the Religious Studies minor. All Religious Studies students must take at least one course in a discipline other than Anthropology or Philosophy.

Religious Studies students must take at least three courses in Category I (Courses with a primary focus on religion), and at least one course in Category II (Courses that focus on religion to a significant degree). Students can also request permission from the minor coordinator to receive credit for “Topics” courses with a primary focus on religion.
 

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