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Religion

Terry Rey, Chair

615 Anderson Hall
trey@temple.edu
215-204-8755

Vasiliki Limberis, Undergraduate Chair and Faculty Advisor
631 Anderson Hall
limberis@temple.edu
215-204-8756


Anderson Hall, Room 615
215-204–7973
www.temple.edu/religion

 

Religion is a pervasive, powerful, multifaceted, and enduring dimension of human experience.  Religions have shaped complex cultures and countless individual lives.  They are influential in the world today and will continue to be so in the future.  The academic study of religion is multidisciplinary, drawing upon approaches from history, literary studies, philosophy, and the social sciences.  It is multicultural, exploring the beliefs, practices, and development of particular religious communities in many different cultures.

 

Requirements for the Major

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Religion 1001 Religion and Society 3 IN
         
Select one of these writing-intensive courses below: 3  
Religion 2096 Death and Dying   WI
Religion 2496 Introduction to the Bible   WI
Religion 2596 What is Christianity?   WI
Religion 2696 Introduction to Islam   WI
         
Select two of these non-Western courses below: 6  
Religion 2101 Religions of India    
Religion 2102 Introduction to Buddhism    
Religion 2201 Chinese Religions --- Confucius to Mao    
Religion 2403 What is Judaism?    
Religion 3301 Japanese Religions    
Religion 3701 Traditional Religions of Africa    
         
Additional Requirements of the Major:    
Religion   Five elective courses (up to two may be from courses numbered 0800-1999, and at least three must be from courses numbered 2000 and above) 15-16  
Religion 4096* Capstone Seminar in Religion 3 WI
Total     30-31  

*Restricted to Religion majors only and minors with permission of instructor.  Students must have completed at least five courses in the major prior to taking the capstone.

All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses. The specific writing-intensive courses required for this major are listed above and are identified by "WI" in the RCI column.


Transfer students: No more than five religion courses taken at other institutions may be accepted for the major. The director of undergraduate studies must determine that these meet the standards of the Religion major.

Requirements for the Minor

A minor in Religion has the same objectives and offers the same kinds of opportunities for learning as the major, in a program designed for students concentrating in another academic field. It consists of:

Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Religion 1001 Religion and Society 3 IN
Religion   An additional lower-level course (numbered below 2000) 3  
Religion   Four Religion courses (no more than one below 2000) 12  
Total     18  

 

Distinction in Major in Religion

For graduation with Distinction in Major, an overall GPA of 3.25 is required with 3.5 in Religion courses.


Suggested Semester-by-Semester plans

 

Requirements for New Freshman Students starting in the 2009-2010 Academic year

Freshman Year – 1st Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Quantitative Literacy 4 GQ
Foreign Language 1001 Foreign Language (first level) 4  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Diversity & Race 3 GD
Subtotal      15  
   
Freshman Year – 2nd Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
IH 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
Foreign Language 1002 Foreign Language (second level) 4  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology I 3 GS
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society 3 GU
Religion 1001 Religion and Society 3 IN
Subtotal      16  
 
Sophomore Year – 1st Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Foreign Language/
GenEd
0800+ Foreign Language (third level) or
GenEd World Society course or
an Internationally Focused Course From Approved List
3
GG
IH 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology II 3 GS
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Human Behavior 3 GB
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
Any 0800-4999 One Elective in Any School or College 2  
Subtotal      17  
 
Sophomore Year – 2nd Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Arts 3-4 GA
GenEd 08xx or 09xx World Society 3 GG
Religion 2000+ One  Religion Writing-Intensive Course From Approved List 3 WI
CLA/CST 2000+ One 2000+ CLA/CST Course 3  
CLA/CST 2000+ One 2000+ CLA/CST Course 3  
Subtotal      15-16  
 
Junior Year – 1st Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
CLA/CST 2000+ One 2000+ Social Science/CST Course 3  
Religion 2000+ One Religion Non-Western Course From Approved List
3  
Religion 0800+ One Religion Course at Any Level 3  
Religion 2000+ One 2000+ Religion Course 3  
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Junior Year – 2nd Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
CLA/CST 2000+ One 2000+ Social Science/CST Course 3  
Religion 2000+ One Religion Non-Western Course From Approved List
3  
Religion 0800+ One Religion Course at Any Level 3  
Religion 2000+ One 2000+ Religion Course 3  
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
Subtotal      15  
 
Senior Year – 1st Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Religion 2000+ One 2000+ Religion Course 3  
CLA/CST 2000+ One 2000+ CLA/CST Course 3  
CLA/CST 2000+ One 2000+ CLA/CST Course 3  
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
Subtotal      15  
 
Senior Year – 2nd Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Religion 4096* Capstone Seminar in Religion 3 WI
CLA/CST 2000+ One 2000+ CLA/CST Course 3  
CLA/CST 2000+ One 2000+ CLA/CST Course 3  
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
Any 0800-4999 One Elective in Any School or College 3  
Subtotal      15  
         
Degree Total   123  
*Typically offered only in the spring semester.

 

Requirements for New Transfer Students starting in the 2009-2010 Academic year

Freshman Year – 1st Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
English 0802, 0812 or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 CO/GW
Foreign Language 1001 Foreign Language (first level) 4  
Core 0800+ One Quantitative Reasoning A Course 3-4 QA/GQ
Core 0800+ One Arts Course 3-4 AR/GA
Subtotal      14-16  
   
Freshman Year – 2nd Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
IH 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 IA/GY
Foreign Language 1002 Foreign Language (second level) 4  
Core 0800+ One Quantitative Reasoning B Course 3-4 QB/GQ
Core 1000+ One Science & Technology A Course 3-4 SA
Religion 1001 Religion and Society 3 IN
Subtotal      16-18  
 
Sophomore Year – 1st Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Foreign Language/
Core
0800+ Foreign Language (third level) or
Core International Studies course
3
IS/GG
IH 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 IB/GZ
Core 0800+ One Science & Technology B Course 3-4 SB/NS
Core 0800+ One American Culture Course 3 AC/GU
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
Subtotal      15-16  
 
Sophomore Year – 2nd Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Core 0800+ One Studies in Race Course 3 RS/GD
Core 0800+ One International Studies Course 3 IS/GG
CLA/CST 2000+ One 2000+ CLA/CST Course 3  
Religion 2000+ One  Religion Writing-Intensive Course From Approved List 3 WI
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
Subtotal      15  
 
Junior Year – 1st Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
CLA/CST 2000+ One 2000+ Social Science/CST Course 3  
Religion 2000+ One Religion Non-Western Course From Approved List
3  
Religion 0800+ One Religion Course at Any Level 3  
Religion 2000+ One 2000+ Religion Course 3  
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Junior Year – 2nd Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
CLA/CST 2000+ One 2000+ Social Science/CST Course 3  
Religion 2000+ One Religion Non-Western Course From Approved List
3  
Religion 0800+ One Religion Course at Any Level 3  
Religion 2000+ One 2000+ Religion Course 3  
CLA/CST 2000+ One 2000+ CLA/CST Course 3  
Any 0800-4999 One Elective in Any School or College 2-3  
Subtotal      17-18  
 
Senior Year – 1st Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Core 1000+ One CLA/CST Writing Intensive Course 3 WI
Religion 2000+ One 2000+ Religion Course 3  
CLA/CST 2000+ One 2000+ CLA/CST Course 3  
CLA/CST 2000+ One 2000+ CLA/CST Course 3  
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
Subtotal      15  
 
Senior Year – 2nd Semester  
Department Course # Course Name Hours RCI
Religion 4096* Capstone Seminar in Religion 3 WI
CLA/CST 2000+ One 2000+ CLA/CST Course 3  
CLA/CST 2000+ One 2000+ CLA/CST Course 3  
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
Any 0800-4999 One Elective in Any School or College 1-2  
Subtotal      16-17  
         
Degree Total   123  
*Typically offered only in the spring semester.

 

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