Campus Map/Tour Request Information Employment A-Z Index Directories
EDU Site
A Bold Heart Centennial Campaign

Curriculum Guide

Curricular Guide for Majors and Minors in Religious Studies

All majors regardless of concentration must take the following courses:

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

Those majors who select concentration 1, geared toward church ministry
(e.g. preparing for work as a teacher of religion, director of religious education, or  youth minister) would be required to take in addition:

RST 340, Seminar: Religion and Education
RST 342, Seminar: Church Ministry
RST 443, Directed Field Experience

The major in concentration 1 would supplement these courses with three
electives, giving him or her a total of 36 credits in Religious Studies.
Those majors who select concentration 2, geared toward expertise in the
Christian tradition in view perhaps of graduate study or research in that area,
would be required to take in addition to the six courses required of all majors:

 

RST 205, Seminar: Readings in the Theology of Radical Human Existence
RST 340, Seminar: Religion and Education
RST 342, Seminar: Church Ministry
RST 444, Senior Research

The major in concentration 2 would supplement these courses with three
electives, giving him or her a total of 36 credits in Religious Studies.

Regardless of concentration, majors are encouraged to complement
Introduction to the Bible with one or more additional sacred scripture courses
such as RST 203, Biblical Themes or RST 204, Jesus and the Gospels.  The
required Jesus in Contemporary Perspective could be complemented with RST
207, The Parables of Jesus.  Foundations of Christian Morality could be
supplemented with RST 216, Social Morality: National Issues or RST 233,
Christian Social Morality: A Global Perspective.  Sacraments in Practice could be
deepened with RST 221, Christian Marriage.  All Religious Studies majors would
do well to take a religion course outside the boundaries of Christianity such as
RST 218, Contemporary Judaism or RST 217, Introduction to Eastern Religions.

Majors in both concentrations are further encouraged to complement their
studies with specific cognate courses from other departments that relate to their
particular interests and needs.  Majors in concentration 1 are advised to take
Developmental Psychology (PSY 251), Educational Psychology (EDUC 311) and
Social Foundations of Education (EDUC 414).

For people minoring in Religious Studies, 18 credits are needed.  The only
course required, however, is RST 112, Modern Belief.
It is suggested, nevertheless, that a minor take RST 340, Seminar:
Religion and Education or RST 342, Seminar: Church Ministry.
A minor in Religious Studies can be combined effectively with a major in
many other fields such as philosophy, psychology, education, music, social work,
history, etc.



[Plus Core Requirements:
PHIL course above 100 level
Mathematics course
Science course
Social Science course
English 180 course
English course – 300 level or above
Foreign Language – Two 3 credit courses
Fine Arts course
History – Two 3 credit courses]


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

                                          Immaculata Hall

                                          Phone #570-340-6052