The Religion program at WPU represents an opportunity to learn about religion across cultures from antiquity through present day, exploring its profound impact on world events.
Religion plays a central role in virtually every aspect of human society. It is impossible to understand today’s pluralistic and interconnected world without knowledge of the religious beliefs and traditions that lie at the foundation of nearly all the world’s cultures. Offered as a stand-alone minor or as a minor or concentration in the Liberal Studies major, the Religion curriculum delves into the histories, texts and practices of many of the world’s religious communities. If your career plans include working in multi-cultural settings in almost any field, an academic foundation in religious studies would likely prove very valuable.
Religion plays a central role in virtually every aspect of human society around the globe. It is not possible to understand today’s pluralistic and interconnected world without knowledge of the religious traditions that lie at the foundation of distinctive cultural outlooks worldwide.
18 credit hours
REL 111: World Religions 3 Choose one: REL 114: Introduction to the Old Testament OR 3 REL 124: Introduction to the New Testament 3 Choose 4 courses: REL 202: Religion in America 3 REL 231: Comparative Mythology 3 REL 244: Prophets and the Prophetic Movement 3 REL 302: Religion in the American South 3 REL 315: Wisdom in Ancient Israel and in the Ancient Near East 3 REL 323: Critical Issues in Western Religious Thought 3