Warren (J.R.) ShraderReligious Studies

Warren (J.R.) Shrader, Ph.D. | Coordinator
Weikamp Hall 3287 | (574) 520-4376 | religiousstudies.iusb.edu


Coordinator | Shrader
Faculty Advisors | Hernando, Ladd, Nirei, Ritchie, Zynda

Minor Offered
  • Minor in Religious Studies

About Religious Studies

Religious Studies is an interdisciplinary program administered by the Religious Studies Committee. By choosing courses judiciously, a student can complete a minor in Religious Studies.
The Religious Studies Program at IU South Bend has the following objectives:

  • To facilitate an interdisciplinary approach to the study of religion
  • To provide an opportunity to study religion in a systematic way
  • To provide evidence for graduate schools (including schools of divinity) of a student’s commitment to the study of religion
  • To broadly acquaint students with the nature of religion, the main historical traditions of religion, and the roles that religion play in culture and every day life

Minor in Religious Studies
Notes |
  • A grade of C– or higher is required in each of the courses that count toward the minor. A CGPA of at least 2.0 is required for the minor.
  • These courses are not offered every academic year. The minor is an interdisciplinary program administered by the Religious Studies Committee. The student must have a faculty advisor (typically the chair of the Religious Studies Committee) approved by the committee.

Minor Requirements (15 cr.)

All courses are 3 cr. hours unless otherwise designated.

One (1) course on religion in general, for example:

  • PHIL-P 371 Philosophy of Religion
  • REL-R 160 Religion and American Culture

One course on the Judeo-Christian tradition, for example:

  • PHIL-P 202 Medieval to Modern Philosophy
  • REL-R 152 Jews, Christians, and Muslims
  • REL-R 210 Introduction to the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
  • REL-R 220 Introduction to the New Testament

One course on non-Western religion, for example:

  • PHIL-P 283 Non-Western Philosophy
  • PHIL-P 374 Early Chinese Philosophy
  • REL-R 153 Religions of Asia

Two additional courses focusing on religion, to be chosen either from the above groups or from courses such as:

  • HPSC-X 336 Religion and Science
  • PHIL-P 342 Problems of Ethics
  • PHIL-P 381 Religion and Human Experience
  • REL-R 335 Religion in the United States, 1600-1850
  • REL-R 336 Religion in the United States, 1850-Present
  • PSY-P 365 Psychology of Religion
  • SOC-S 313 Religion and Society

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