Religious Studies

Requirements for Religious Studies Option

Note: Students who choose the Religious Studies option must register with a faculty advisor for Religious Studies, who will supervise their program. See also the Religious Studies website.

  • Two years of a single foreign language.
  • Liberal Studies 151L - Introduction to Humanities, 4 credits, and Liberal Studies 152L - Introduction to Humanities, 4 credits
  • LS 161H - Introduction to Asian Humanities, 3 credits
  • Two 200-level religion courses with at least one course in religions of Near Eastern /Mediterranean origin and one in Religions of South Asian or East Asian origin.
    • Near Eastern/Mediterranean (Choose at least 1 course from the following):
      • RLST 210H - Introduction to the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament and the History of Ancient Israel
      • RLST 211 - Introduction to New Testament Studies
      • RLST 220 - Judaism
      • RLST 225 - Christianity
    • South or East Asian (Choose at least 1 course from the following):
      • RLST 232H - Buddhism
      • RLST 234 - Hinduism
      • RLST 236 - Chinese Religions
      • RLST 238 - Japanese Religions
  • RLST 300 Theory and Method in the Study of Religion
  • Five courses (15 credits total, 3 credits each) selected from the following:
    • NASX 304E Native American Beliefs and Philosophy
    • RLST 310 Topics in Biblical Studies (R-6)
    • RLST 320 Ancient Judaism /Early Christianity (R-6)
    • RLST 335 Western Religious Thought I: Ancient /Early Medieval
    • RLST 336 Western Religious Thought II: Late Medieval /Early Modern
    • RLST 353 Topics in South Asian Religions (R-6)
    • RLST 354 Topics in East Asian Religions (R-6)
    • RLST 360 Classics in Buddhist Literature (R-6)
    • RLST 366 Tibetan Civilization
    • RLST 367 Approaches to the Study of Zen
    • RLST 368 Contemporary Buddhism in South and Southeast Asia
    • RLST 369 Contemplative Traditions of Asia
    • RLST 370 Mysticism (R-6)
    • AAS 374 African-American Religious Experience
    • RLST 376 Contemporary Religious Thought
    • RLST 381E Comparative Ethics
    • AAS 450 Prayer and Civil Rights
  • Two Liberal Studies Courses with Religious Studies Content (for example, LSH416 "Talking to God: the Bhagavad Gita" and Liberal Studies 342 "Topics in Comparative Literature and Religion")

 Religious Studies website

Please visit the Univerisity of Montana Course Catalog for more information.