Religion

  • Overview

    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.

    Study Religion at WPU
    WPU students studying religion learn concepts behind the world's different faiths and how they play into a global system and community
  • Courses

    The courses listed below are for the Academic Catalog and are subject to change. Please reference the Academic Catalog for further information and course descriptions. If you are a current student, please reference the catalog in which you come under.

    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.

     

    Religion Minor
    18 credit hours
    REL 111: World Religions3
    Choose one:
    REL 114: Introduction to the Old Testament OR3
    REL 124: Introduction to the New Testament3
    Choose 4 courses:
    REL 202: Religion in America3
    REL 231: Comparative Mythology3
    REL 244: Prophets and the Prophetic Movement3
    REL 302: Religion in the American South3
    REL 315: Wisdom in Ancient Israel and in the Ancient Near East3
    REL 323: Critical Issues in Western Religious Thought3
  • Faculty
    Dr. Lee Carter, WPU professor and Reverend.
    Chaplain; Assistant Professor of Religion
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