Academic Introduction to the Major (AIM)
Gateway Courses by Major/Minor
- Art History
- Asian Studies
- Biology, Zoology, Neuroscience and Integrated Biological Science
- Classical Civilization
- Computer Science
- Environmental Sciences
- European Studies
- Film and Television Studies
- German and Russian
- Global Studies
Gateway/Entry-Point Courses into Religion Major/Minor
All of our 000-level, introductory courses provide a good introduction to the major and minor. None of them have prerequisites, with the exception of REL 027-028, which require admission to the Integrated Humanities Program.
Introductory-level courses include:
REL 020: Introduction to Religion: Comparative
Comparison of diverse practices and beliefs from selected religious traditions and cultures.
REL 021: Introduction to Religion: Asian Traditions
Study of the Hindu, Buddhist, and East Asian religious traditions as expressed in their basic symbolisms, writings, practices, and cultural forms.
REL 023 - Introduction to Religion: Bible
Study of religious expressions as exemplified in biblical and related texts.
REL 026: Introduction to Religion: African Religions
Introduction to the study of religion with an emphasis on African religious beliefs, practices and experiences.
REL 029: Introduction to Religion: Global Religion
Study of the global dimensions of religion, including the impact of globalization on religious communities, and the effect of religious movements on global processes.