Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies
|General Education Requirements|
|The student must complete the General Education Requirements of the College of Arts & Sciences.||9|
|Select one unit from the following at the 100-level:||1|
|Introduction to Biblical Literature|
|Religions of the East|
|Introduction to Judaism|
|Christian Thought and Doctrine|
|Sacred Traditions of the World|
|One 200-level RELS unit||1|
|Select one 300- or 400-level biblical studies unit from the following:||1|
|Hebrew Festival Scrolls|
|The Dead Sea Scrolls|
|Prophets of Social Justice|
|Life and Letters of Paul|
|Envisioning the Psalms|
|Select one 300- or 400-level unit in non-Western religious tradition from the following:||1|
|Islam: Religion of the Prophet|
|Buddhism: The Middle Way|
|Religion and Violence in Asia|
|The Religion and Culture of Hinduism|
|Spiritualities East and West|
|Select one 300- or 400-level unit in theology/ethics/religious history from the following:||1|
|American Christian Experience|
|Shapers of Christian Thought|
|Varieties of American Religion|
|The Idea of the Devil|
|Nature, the Sacred, and Ethics|
|The Ethics of Mortality|
|Three units of RELS electives, of which at least one must be a 300- or 400-level full unit course. No more than one unit total may come from a combination of pass/fail travel courses, teaching apprenticeships (RELS 395), or internships (RELS 397).||3|
|Complete the following four units:||2|
|Methods and Theories in the Study of Religion|
All students in the College of Arts and Sciences must meet General Education requirements in addition to specific requirements within the major area of study.
Each student must complete at least four writing or writing enhanced (WE) courses to complete the University Writing Requirement. At least two of these courses must be from General Education. Based upon Admissions application information, students may be placed in ENGL 100; ENGL 100 will count toward the Writing requirement if completed with a minimum grade of C.
A single course may not be used to meet more than one of the General Education requirements, but a single course may count toward a General Education requirement and the student’s major requirements. Students should check with their advisor regarding the eligibility of transfer credits to meet General Education requirements after students have enrolled at Stetson. A key component of a liberal education is to learn about the modes of inquiry from a diverse set of disciplines, so no more than 3 courses used to meet General Education requirements may come from a single department and at least 16 of the 32 units required for graduation must come from departments outside the department of the major.
For many majors, certain courses outside the major field of study are required. These courses are called “collateral requirements.”
A student majoring in Education may count among the 32 units as many in the major as are required for completion of an approved program for teacher certification by the State of Florida.
|FSEM 100||First Year Seminar||1|
|Quantitative Reasoning (any Q course)||1|
|Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Natural World|
|Select five of the following: 2||5|
Creative Arts (any A course, or 4 - MUSC, MUSA or MUSE credit courses) 3
Culture and Belief (any B course)
Historical Inquiry (any H course)
Individuals, Societies, and Social Systems (any S course)
Modern Languages (any L course)
Physical and Natural World (any P course)
|Personal and Social Responsibility|
|Select any 'Stetson Values (V)' course, excluding JSEM||1|
Cultural Events/Campus Engagement
In addition to completing 32 course units, students join Stetson's intellectual and creative life outside the classroom by participating in at least 3 approved cultural events for each semester of enrollment at Stetson. These events include lectures by distinguished visitors, musical performances, plays, and art shows.
Foundation courses may not be taken pass/fail.
1 unit each from 5 out of the 6 areas.
Course(s) must equal 1 unit.