2022-2023 Course Catalog

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Religion (REL) Minor

The minor in Religion requires the completion of 18 credit hours (6 courses) from the following lists, of which at least 3 credits (one course) must be from RLCL courses marked with a 1 in the lists below. Courses marked with a 2 have a prerequisite. All listed courses are 3 credits. To graduate with a minor in Religion, a student must have an over-all GPA of 2.0 and an in-minor GPA of 2.0 from all of the courses taken from the minor check-sheet.

1000-Level or Above
Select 6 credits (2 courses) of the following or of the lists below:6
Introduction to Religion and Culture
World Religions
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Religion and the Modern World
Religious Ethics
Religion and Culture In Asia 1
2000-Level or Above
Select 6 credits (2 courses) of the following or of the list below:6
Case Studies in Religion and Culture
Ethnography: Studying Culture
Greek New Testament 2
Religion in American Life
Judaism: A Survey of History, Culture, and Heritage 1
African Religions 1
Race and Gender in Religion and Culture 1
Islam 1
Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
New Testament
Greek and Roman Myth
Religion and Science
Religion and Violence
3000- or 4000 Level
Select 6 credits (2 courses) of the following:6
Women and Gender in Islam 1
Religion and Literature
Religion and Culture in India 1
Religion and Culture in China and Japan 1
Torah and Tradition 2
Jesus in Earliest Christianity 2
Orthodoxy and Heresy in Early Christianity 2
The Holocaust
The Age of The Crusades
The State of Israel: A Political History
Islam and the Modern World 1
Sociology of Religion 2
Topics in Religion and Culture 2
Total Credits18

RLCL course.


Course has prerequisite.

With the approval of the minor coordinator, up to 9 credits of appropriate transfer courses in Religion/Religious Studies or up to 6 credits of appropriate courses with other course designators may be substituted for RLCL courses within the minor, for up to a total of 9 credits outside of RLCL courses.

For more information, contact the religion minor coordinator, Dr. Ni at (540) 231-1823 or nizhange@vt.edu.