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DIRECTOR: Ann Branan Horak

210 Worrell Hall
915.747.5519
abhorak@utep.edu

The Religious Studies Program provides an interdisciplinary framework within which students can explore the nature of religion and its impact upon human history, culture, and communities. Courses are academic and non-sectarian.

Students must complete 18 hours of courses approved by the Director of Religious Studies, fifteen (15) of which must be upper-division. Students must take six (6) hours of core courses. The remaining twelve (12) hours may be selected from among non-core courses in Religious Studies or in other departments or programs approved by the Director of Religious Studies.

No more than six (6) hours may be counted from any one department or program outside of Religious Studies. Courses from a student’s major counted towards minor requirements may not be used to satisfy major requirements.

Departments and programs whose courses may be approved for the RS Minor include:

  • Art History
  • Asian Studies
  • Chicano Studies
  • English
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Inter-American Jewish Studies
  • Latin American and Border Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Women's Studies

Core Courses

RS 1301Introduct to Religious Studies3
RS 3310Major World Religions3

Electives (12 hours)

RS 3314Buddhism3
RS 3316Confucianism and Daoism3
RS 3350Spec Topics-Religious Studies3
RS 3320Introduction to Judaism3
RS 3350Spec Topics-Religious Studies3
RS 3322History of Antisemitism3
RS 3330History of Christianity3
RS 3332Life and Teaching of Jesus3
RS 3350Spec Topics-Religious Studies3
RS 3340Introduction to Islam3
RS 3357Introduction to Baha'i3
RS 3350Spec Topics-Religious Studies3
RS 3351Gender and Religion3
RS 3350Spec Topics-Religious Studies3
RS 3355Hispanic Religious Expressions3

Degree Plan

Required Courses:
RS 1301Introduct to Religious Studies3
RS 3310Major World Religions3
Non-Core Courses:
Select four courses: 112
Buddhism
Confucianism and Daoism
Introduction to Judaism
History of Antisemitism
History of Christianity
Introduction to Islam
Spec Topics-Religious Studies 2
Gender and Religion
Religion and Film
Hispanic Religious Expressions
Introduction to Baha'i
Total Hours18
1

Courses from other departments or programs must be approved by the Director of Religious Studies

2

May be repeated for credit when topics vary.