Program Information

Religion and Society

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Gustav Niebuhr
313 Tolley Humanities Building
rgniebuh@syr.edu
315-443-5723

Requirements
A minor in Religion and Society consists of a minimum of 18 credits (at least 12 credits in courses numbered 300 or above), of which 9 credits must be earned in courses from the Traditions list and 9 courses on the Religion and Society list.

Traditions Courses (9 credits):

  • AAS 241/REL 281     African Religions
  • AAS/REL 345           African American Religious History
  • ANT 273/REL 244     Indigenous Religions
  • JSP/REL 135            Judaism
  • REL 101                  Religions of the World
  • REL 142                  Native American Religion
  • REL 156                  Christianity
  • REL 165                  The Islamic Tradition
  • REL 185                  Hinduism
  • REL 186                  Buddhism
  • REL 205                  Ancient Greek Religion
  • REL 206                  Greco-Roman Religion
  • REL 283                  India’s Religious Worlds
  • REL 301                  Ancient Near Eastern Religions

Religion and Society Courses (9 credits):

  • AAS/HST 326           Africa Since 1800
  • AAS/HST 402           Slavery and Abolition
  • AAS/REL 543           Religious Cultures of the American South
  • ANT 373                 Magic and Religion
  • ANT 440                 Topics in African Archaeology
  • ANT/REL 471           Religion and Politics in Brazil
  • HST 210                 The Ancient World
  • HST 212                 Religion in Medieval and Reformation Europe
  • HST 310,311           Medieval Europe
  • HST 312                 Reformation of the 16th Century
  • HST 318                 Islamic Civilization to 1500
  • HST 319                 Byzantine Empire
  • HST 320                 Traditional China
  • HST 328                 Ancient and Medieval India
  • HST 354                 Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
  • JSP/REL 307           Second Temple Judaism
  • JSP/REL 334           Modern Judaism
  • JSP/REL 337           Shoah: Responding to the Holocaust
  • PHI/PSC 379          American Slavery and the Holocaust
  • PSC/MES 345          Islam and Politics in Asia
  • PSC 376                Revolution and Civil Violence
  • PSC 377                Religion and Politics
  • REL 121                Pilgrimage
  • REL 241                Religious Diversity in America
  • REL 246                Religion and Popular Culture
  • REL 252                Religious Ethics and Social Issues
  • REL 300                Religion and the News Media
  • REL 324                Religion and Storytelling
  • REL 326                Religion and Film
  • REL 347                Religion and the Conquest of America
  • REL 348                Religion and American Consumerism
  • REL 352                Sociology of Religion and Morals
  • REL 375                Religion and Ethics in Post-Freudian Depth Psychologies
  • REL 395                Religions and the Natural Environment
  • REL 449                Religious Dimensions of Whiteness
  • WGS/REL 341/HST 387/AAS 400  Women, Abolition and Religion in 19th-Century America
  • WGS/REL 384        Goddesses, Women and Power in Hinduism
  • WGS/REL 465        Gender in Islam