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Religious Studies: Courses

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Major

The major in religious studies requires 36 credit hours. The following courses are required for all majors, regardless of concentration:

  • RST 112 Modern Belief
  • RST 201 Introduction to the Bible
  • RST 213 Jesus in Contemporary Perspective
  • RST 214 The Church Today
  • RST 215 Foundations of Christian Morality
  • RST 225 Sacraments in Practice


Majors have the option of pursuing one of two areas of concentration:

Concentration I

This concentration is designed for those who intend to engage in some form of church ministry. Courses required for Concentration I are:

  • RST 340 Seminar: Religion and Education
  • RST 342 Seminar: Church Ministry
  • RST 443 Directed Field Experience
  • Nine credits of electives in Religious Studies


Concentration II

This concentration focuses on the Christian tradition. Courses required for Concentration II are:

  • RST 205 Seminar: Readings in the Theology of Radical Human Existence
  • RST 340 Seminar: Religion and Education or RST 442 Seminar: Church Ministry
  • RST 444 Senior Research
  • Nine credits of electives in Religious Studies



Minor

A minor in religious studies requires 18 credit hours. We recommend the following courses:

  • RST 112 Modern Belief
  • RST 340 Seminar: Religion and Education or RST 442 Seminar: Church Ministry
  • Twelve credits of electives in Religious Studies



Course Sequence for Religious Studies Majors

First Semester

 

 

Second Semester

 

RST 112

3 credits

 

RST 201

3 credits

UNIV 100

2 credits

 

PHIL 160

3 credits

P ED (Core)

1 credits

 

ENGL 180

3 credits

ENGL 160

3 credits

 

COMM 100

2 credits

FA (Core)

3 credits

 

P ED

1 credit

Foreign Language (Core)

3 credits

 

Foreign Language (Core)

3 credits

TOTAL

15 credits

 

TOTAL

15 credits

 

 

 

 

 

Third Semester

 

 

Fourth Semester

 

RST 213

3 credits

 

RST 215

3 credits

RST 214

3 credits

 

RST elective

3 credits

HIST (Core)

3 credits

 

PHIL (Core)

3 credits

MATH or Science (Core)

3 credits

 

HIST (Core)

3 credits

PSY 211

3 credits

 

ENGL (Core)

3 credits

 


 

Elective

3 credits

TOTAL

15 credits

 

TOTAL

18 credits

 

 

 

 

 

Fifth Semester

 

 

Sixth Semester

 

RST 340 (Concentration 1)

3 credits

 

RST 225

3 credits

RST 205 (Concentration 2)

3 credits

 

Science (Core)

4 credits

MATH (Core)

3 credits

 

Elective

3 credits

Social Science (Core)

3 credits

 

Elective

3 credits

Elective

3 credits

 

Elective

3 credits

Elective

3 credits

 

 


TOTAL

18 credits

 

TOTAL

16 credits

 

 

 

 

 

Seventh Semester

 

 

Eighth Semester

 

RST 342

3 credits

 

RST 443 (Concentration 1)

3 credits

RST Elective

3 credits

 

RST 444 (Concentration 2)

3 credits

Elective

3 credits

 

RST Elective

3 credits

Elective

3 credits

 

Elective

3 credits

Elective

3 credits

 

Elective

3 credits

TOTAL

15 credits

 

TOTAL

15 credits


For more information, contact Margaret Leombruni at leombruni@marywood.edu

                                          Immaculata Hall

                                          Phone #570-340-6052