Jun 16, 2024  
Butler University Bulletin 2023-2024 
Butler University Bulletin 2023-2024

Religion - Religious Studies, BA

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Requirements for the Religious Studies Major

Majors must fulfill each of the following seven requirements. (Courses may fulfill more than one distribution requirement if they appear in more than one category below.)

Note: Up to six credit hours of second year (or higher) pre-modern languages of religious significance may be counted toward the major. Languages offered at Butler (i.e., Greek or Latin) will be automatically counted. Credits from courses taken in other languages of religious significance (e.g., Arabic, Urdu, Turkish, Hebrew, German, Sanskrit, Chinese, Farsi, Punjabi) may be counted by petition to the chair of the department.

Individual Required Courses (9 Credit Hours)

Total Hours/Upper-Level Hours:

Majors must take a total of at least 33 total hours in the major, at least 27 hours of which must be at the 300 level or higher.

Oral Presentation

All majors will also give an oral presentation of some kind in their junior or senior year (e.g., URC, BSI, or a specially organized departmental presentation, or by taking RL 301 - Speaking Across the Curriculum ). Ask departmental faculty for details.

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