Minor in Religious Studies

The Religious Studies Minor examines the anthropological approach to religion and magic, origins of great traditions, religion and gender, and religion and society. In addition, you will study the cross-cultural influences and connections between religion and today's world. Finally, this minor explores world religions and religious movements as sociocultural processes involving the need to know and how to deal with problems during times of change.

The Religious Studies Minor program consists of fifteen (15) credit hours (five courses) of undergraduate study across traditional disciplines. A minimum of six (6) hours in the minor must be taken in residence at Kennesaw State University.


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  • Program Snapshot

    Required Courses: 6 Credit Hours 
    Select two from the following:

    • ANTH 3340: Religion, Magic, and Culture
    • HIST 2206: Origins of Great Traditions
    • RELS 3200: Religion and Gender
    • SOCI 3334: Religion and Society

    Electives: 9 Credit Hours
    Select three courses from the following:

    • ARH 3150: Islamic Art and Architecture
    • ENGL 3320: Scriptural Literature
    • ENGL 3322: Hebrew Scriptures as Literature
    • ENGL 3324: New Testament as Literature
    • HIST 3331: History of Religion in the U.S.
    • HIST 4442: History of Religious Tolerance
    • ISD 3398: Interdisciplinary Studies Internship
    • PAX 3100: Peace and Religion
    • PHIL 2110: Religions of the World
    • PHIL 3200: Asian Philosophy
    • PSYC 3775: The Psychology of Religion: An Empirical Approach
    • RELS 3300: Ethical Issues in Religion
    • RELS 3500: Religion and Popular Culture
    • RELS 3780: Trends in Religious Studies
    • RELS 4400: Directed Study
    • RELS 4490: Special Topics in Religious Studies

    Any course from the list of required courses, if not taken as a requirement.

    Any upper division course, including study abroad, deemed appropriate by the Religious Studies Coordinator.

Total Number of Credit Hours: 15


Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

Kennesaw State University
Department of Interdisciplinary Studies
Social Sciences Building (402), Rm 2019
402 Bartow Ave
MD 2208 
Kennesaw, Georgia, 30144 

Phone: 470-578-2431

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