Religious Studies Major

The major consists of 10 courses:

Course Title Credits
THEO 1000FAITH AND CRITICAL REASON3
One course in religious text 1
One course in Theology, Ethics, or Social Teachings
One course in The History of a Religion
One course in Religion in Culture, Society, or The Political Order
One core values seminar related to religious studies
Select any four electives from the religious studies program offerings 2

Theology, Ethics, or Social Teachings

Course Title Credits
AFAM 3115MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. AND MALCOLM X4
PHIL 3330PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION4
THEO 3720HINDU LITERATURE AND ETHICS3
THEO 3725BUDDHISM IN AMERICA: A MULTIMEDIA INVESTIGATION3

The History of a Religion

Course Title Credits
ANTH 2619MAGIC, SCIENCE, AND RELIGION4
HIST 3270THE CRUSADES4
PHIL 3557CONFESSIONS OF AUGUSTINE4
THEO 3542CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING3
THEO 3876MUSLIMS IN AMERICA4
THEO 3877RELIGION AND THE AMERICAN SELF4

Religion in Culture, Society, or the Political Order

Course Title Credits
ANTH 2619MAGIC, SCIENCE, AND RELIGION4
ENGL 3103EARLY ENGLISH DRAMA4
ENGL 3207MILTON4
THEO 3720HINDU LITERATURE AND ETHICS3
THEO 3725BUDDHISM IN AMERICA: A MULTIMEDIA INVESTIGATION3

Note: Among the Additional Courses and Electives, at least one must have as a major focus a religion or religions other than Christianity. Students may double-count two approved religious studies courses toward the religious studies major and toward a second major, as long as at least 18 different courses are taken to complete both majors.

Availability

The major in religious studies is available at Fordham College at Rose Hill, Fordham College at Lincoln Center, and Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies at Rose Hill and Lincoln Center.

Fordham College at Rose Hill students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the Core Curriculum.

Fordham College at Lincoln Center students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the Core Curriculum.

Professional and Continuing Studies students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the PCS Core Curriculum.