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Religious Studies

Requirements for Religious Studies Option

Note: Students who choose the Religious Studies option must register with a faculty advisor for Religious Studies, who will supervise their program. See also the Religious Studies website.

  • Two years of a single foreign language.
  • Liberal Studies 151L - Introduction to Humanities, 4 credits, and Liberal Studies 152L - Introduction to Humanities, 4 credits
  • LS 161H - Introduction to Asian Humanities, 3 credits
  • Two 200-level religion courses with at least one course in religions of Near Eastern /Mediterranean origin and one in Religions of South Asian or East Asian origin.
    • Near Eastern/Mediterranean (Choose at least 1 course from the following):
      • RLST 210H - Introduction to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and the History of Ancient Israel
      • RLST 211 - Introduction to New Testament Studies
      • RLST 220 - Judaism
      • RLST 225 - Christianity
    • South or East Asian (Choose at least 1 course from the following):
      • RLST 232H - Buddhism
      • RLST 234 - Hinduism
      • RLST 236 - Chinese Religions
      • RLST 238 - Japanese Religions
  • RLST 300 Theory and Method in the Study of Religion
  • Five courses (15 credits total, 3 credits each) selected from the following:
    • NASX 304E Native American Beliefs and Philosophy
    • RLST 310 Topics in Biblical Studies (R-6)
    • RLST 320 Ancient Judaism /Early Christianity (R-6)
    • RLST 335 Western Religious Thought I: Ancient /Early Medieval
    • RLST 336 Western Religious Thought II: Late Medieval /Early Modern
    • RLST 353 Topics in South Asian Religions (R-6)
    • RLST 354 Topics in East Asian Religions (R-6)
    • RLST 360 Classics in Buddhist Literature (R-6)
    • RLST 366 Tibetan Civilization
    • RLST 367 Approaches to the Study of Zen
    • RLST 368 Contemporary Buddhism in South and Southeast Asia
    • RLST 369 Contemplative Traditions of Asia
    • RLST 370 Mysticism (R-6)
    • AAS 374 African-American Religious Experience
    • RLST 376 Contemporary Religious Thought
    • RLST 381E Comparative Ethics
    • AAS 450 Prayer and Civil Rights
  • Two Liberal Studies Courses with Religious Studies Content (for example, Liberal Studies 342, Topics in Comparative Literature and Religion

 Religious Studies website

Please visit the Univerisity of Montana Course Catalog for more information.