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Religious Studies

Program Description

Religion has been and continues to be an important force in shaping the world of the religious and those without religious commitments at all. The Religious Studies track in the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies leads students to examine religion across time and civilizations, providingthem an arena for a broad intellectual investigation of religious beliefs and practices from a secular standpoint. The program aims to develop the self-understanding and skills in reasoning and expression that are the hallmarks of a traditional liberal arts education. Although the major will be of particular interest to those who plan further study for entry into the clergy, it serves any student who seeks a liberal arts education as preparation for careers in law, publishing, government and other fields.

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Department of English and Philosophy
Auburn University at Montgomery
Liberal Arts 337

Program Overview

The course listings below are a representation of what this academic program requires. For a full review of this program in detail, please see our official online catalog AND consult with an academic advisor. This listing does not include the core curriculum courses required for all majors and may not include some program-specific information, such as admissions, retention and termination standards.

Course sampling specific to the Religious Studies major includes:


Course #

Course Name

ENGL 3350

Literature and Myth

ENGL 3360

The Bible as Literature

HIST 3400

Religions in the Roman Empire

HIST 3420

Medieval and Modern Christianity

HIST 4120

History of Religion in America

HIST 4240

Witchcraft and Magic Before 1700

HIST 4320

The Reformation

HIST 4350

Pilgrimage in the Middle Ages

INTL 4400

Hispanic Spirituality

PHIL 4110

God and Morality

PHIL 4210

Philosophical Theology in the Christian Tradition

PHIL 4220

The Philosophical Writings of C.S. Lewis

PHIL 4230

Science and Religion

SPAN 3110

Spanish Civilization

SPAN 3210

Spanish American Civilization

RELI 4900

Senior Thesis in Religious Studies