Minor in Religious Studies

As the department's newest faculty member Jason Slone says, "Webster's Religious Studies department doesn't teach religion, it teaches about religion." Yet in the process, students don't just learn about religious traditions in human societies past and present-they inevitably learn about themselves, too.

The curriculum puts these traditions in their socio-historical contexts. Courses examine religious phenomena in their cultural setting as they relate to social functions, international affairs and personal meaning. No matter what your background, you're sure to be blown away by what you discover about your fellow humans past and present. You'll study how religious belief has been a major component of every known human society and how it has had a major, controlling influence on all human life on this planet, from song, art and social norms to politics, war and humanitarianism.

The following apply to all minors:

  • A minor must be comprised of 18 credit hours taken at Webster University.
  • No course counted toward a major can also count toward a minor.
  • Students may have a major and a minor within the same department; they may not major and minor within the same area of emphasis.
  • Students must earn a grade of C- or better in any course they wish to apply toward a minor.

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