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Religious Studies and Theology

Religious Studies and Theology - BA

This major requires a minor.

Total number of hours required for this degree:

128 semester hours

Total number of hours required (not including prerequisites) in major:

36 semester hours

Total number of advanced hours required in major:

18 semester hours

Suggested Sequencing of Courses Required in Major for Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies

Freshman Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

ENGL 1313

3 hrs

 

ENGL 1314

3 hrs

RLST 1310, 1333 or RLST 1350

3 hrs

 

RLST 1333 or 1380

3 hrs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

6 hrs

 

TOTAL

6 hrs

Sophomore Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

RLST 2300

3 hrs

 

RLST 1333, 1380,2320, 2337, or 2342

3 hrs

RLST 1310, 1333, 1350 or 2340

3 hrs

 

 

hrs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

6 hrs

 

TOTAL

3 hrs

Note:

Not more than 9 hours at 1000 level

Not more than 9 hours at 2000 level

RLST 2300 Introduction to Religious Studies required of all majors

Junior Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

2 courses from:RLST 3330, 3355, 3362, 3345, 3360, 4302

6 hrs

 

2 courses from: RLST 3322, 3332, 3334,3345, 3360, 4302

6 hrs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

6 hrs

 

TOTAL

3 hrs

Senior Year

FALL

 

 

SPRING

 

2 courses from: RLST 3347, 3352, 3380, 3382

6 hrs

 

RLST 4301

3 hrs

 

 

 

RLST 3388, 3364, 3383

3 hrs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

6 hrs

 

TOTAL

6 hrs

Note:

At least 6 hrs (2 courses) in each of the following areas:

Christian Ethics (CE)

History/Culture (HC)

Scripture (SC)

Theology (TH)

The following components are required in all degrees:

General education, major, minor (if required), foundation courses (if required), validation of computer literacy, and validation of overall advanced and institutional hours.

Integrative summative experience:

Senior paper presented to RLST faculty in a 4000-level course

Computer literacy requirement fulfilled through:

One of the following:

CISS 1310

Current Concepts of Information and Computer Technology

Foreign language requirement:

Two semesters of the same foreign language

Acceptable minor fields:

Any OLLU approved minor

Minor in Religious Studies and Theology

Total number of hours required in the minor:

18 semester hours

Total number of advanced hours required in the minor:

9 semester hours

Required courses in the minor:

RLST 1310

Hebrew Scripture

RLST 1350

Introductory Christian Ethics

RLST 1380

Introduction to World Religions

One of the following:

RLST 3345

Liberation Perspectives

RLST 3352

Social Justice and Christianity

RLST 3382

Women and Religion

RLST 3385

Ecology, Feminism and Religion

One of the following:

RLST 2320

The Four Gospels

RLST 3322

St. Paul: His Life and Message

RLST 3330

God: Belief and Unbelief

RLST 4301

The Art of Theology

RLST 4302

Prophets and Visionaries

One of the following:

RLST 4390

Selected Topics in Religious Studies

RLST 3362

Mexican Americans: Their Spiritual Foundations

RLST 3363

History of the Catholic Church

RLST 3364

American Religious History and Experience

Prerequisites to the required courses in the minor:

Advanced standing for 3000 and 4000 level courses