Religious Studies Associate in Arts Degree
PROGRAM CODE: 2A03869
The Religious Studies Associate of Arts Degree is designed for those who want a humanities undergraduate background focusing on religion as a preparation for further study in such fields as education, law, social work, counseling and government service; wish to pursue further studies in religion with the aim of teaching and/or doing research in the subject, or are considering a career in various religious ministries or in religious education. Religious Studies examines Hinduism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam and other less familiar traditions. Studying religious traditions develops habits of mind that are very important for life in our multicultural society. Familiarity with the world’s religions is necessary for an understanding of church-state issues in America and of geo-political conflicts in South Asia, the Middle East and elsewhere. This degree requires a total of 18 units.
|Required Courses (12 units):|
|PHIL 101 F||Introduction to Religious Studies||3|
|PHIL 105 F||World Religions||3|
|or PHIL 105HF||Honors World Religions|
|PHIL 200 F||Introduction to Christianity||3|
|PHIL 270 F||Introduction to Asian Religions||3|
|Restricted Electives (6 units):||6|
|Folklore and Mythology||3|
or ENGL 243HF
|Honors Folklore and Mythology|
|World Civilizations to 1550 (formerly World Civilizations I)||3|
or HIST 112HF
|Honors World Civilizations to 1550 (formerly Honors World Civilizations I)|
|World Civilizations Since 1550 (formerly World Civilizations II)||3|
or HIST 113HF
|Honors World Civilizations Since 1550 (formerly Honors World Civilizations II)|
|Asian Civilizations I (formerly HIST 160AF)||3|
|Introduction to the Middle East||3|
or HIST 165HF
|Honors Introduction to the Middle East|
|Introduction to Philosophy||3|
or PHIL 100HF
|Honors Introduction to Philosophy|
|Introduction to Ethics||3|
|Logic and Critical Thinking||3|
|Women's Issues in Philosophy||3|
|History of Philosophy: Ancient and Medieval||3|
|History of Philosophy: Modern and Contemporary||3|
|Introduction to Judaism||3|
|The Holocaust (formerly PHIL 198AF)||3|
|The American Religious Experience||3|
|The Religion of Islam||3|
Outcome 1: Compare and contrast at least two methods used to study religion.
Outcome 2: Compare and contrast at least two of the major religious traditions, focusing on an ethical aspect and on an aspect of worship.
Outcome 3: Identify and explain at least two major theological issues dividing Protestantism, Roman Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy.
Outcome 4: Identify and explain at least two aspects of the world-views held by at least two of the major Asian religious traditions.