Academic Catalog 2021-2022

Religion and Philosophy, Bachelor of Arts

Course Requirements (RELP)

General Education Requirements

(# - Refer to General Education Course Requirements for Course Options)

Complete the following course (0 credits)

CBU 101Orientation to CBU

0

Mathematics # (3 credits)

Statistics (3 credits)

Fulfilled by SOA Requirements

PHIL 201Introduction to Logic

3

English (8-9 credits)

English Composition I
ENG 111English Composition I

3

OR

ENG 231Honors Survey of World Literature I

4

English Composition II
ENG 112English Composition II

3

OR

ENG 232Honors Survey of World Literature II

4

English Literature # (3 credits)

Waived if ENG 231/ENG 232, Add 1 Hr. to Free Elect

Religious Studies # (6 credits)

Any 2 RS Courses in Addition to Major Requirements

Social Science or History # (6 credits)

Natural or Physical Science # (4 credits)

Moral Values # (3 credits)

Any PHIL GER Course in Addition to Major Requirements

Aesthetics

Fulfilled by English Literature GER

Total Credit Hours:31

Liberal Arts Core Requirements

(*One Course from Social Sciences or Humanities Cluster Must Have a “Global Perspective”. Refer to Degree Requirements for course options.)

Language * (12 credits)

Must be in a Single Language.

Fine Arts * (6 credits)

Literature * (3 credits)

Philosophy / Humanities * (3 credits)

Fulfilled by Major Requirements

History * (6 credits)

History - U.S. (3 credits)

Choose From:

HIST 151American Society to 1877

3

HIST 152American Society since 1877

3

HIST 211/HUM 211Memphis Past and Present

3

HIST 342Colonial America

3

HIST 343The American Revolution and Early National Period

3

HIST 345The Antebellum South

3

HIST 346The Civil War and Reconstruction

3

HIST 347Emergence of Modern America

3

HIST 348Modern America

3

HIST 349The South since Reconstruction

3

HIST 350Honors African-American History

3

HIST 351History of the American West

3

HIST 352Environmental History of America, 1491-Present

3

HIST 353Cities and Suburbs: Ecology and Community in U.S. History

3

HIST 354Manhood and Womanhood in Modern America

3

HIST 355Childhood and Youth in American History

3

HIST 375/POLS 375United States Foreign Policy

3

HIST 380/POLS 380Honors Political History of the Space Age

3

History - Non-U.S. (3 credits)

Choose From:

HIST 107World History to 1500

3

HIST 108World History since 1500

3

HIST 301Ancient Civilization

3

HIST 302/POLS 302The Roman World

3

HIST 304England 1760-1950

3

HIST 305The Middle Ages

3

HIST 306Rock 'n' Roll History of Great Britain

3

HIST 313British India

3

HIST 315Modern East Asia

3

HIST 324Scientific Revolution

3

HIST 336Africa and the West since 1450

3

HIST 339Europe and the Great War

3

HIST 340/POLS 340Weimar Republic and Nazi Germany

3

HIST 341Revolutionary Change in Modern Europe

3

HIST 376Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean

3

HIST 377Revolutionary Latin America

3

HIST 385-389Special Topics in Non-U.S. History

3

Behavioral Science * (3 credits)

Political Science * (3 credits)

Total Credit Hours:33

School of Arts Support Requirements

History (3 credits) Non-U.S. History Preferred

Total Credit Hours:3

Religion and Philosophy Major Requirements

(2.0 GPA in Major Required)

Total Hours for Concentration (36 credits)

Total Credit Hours:36

School of Arts Major-Specific Electives

Free Electives

18

Total Credit Hours:18

15 Hours Must Be in Courses Outside of Major

Total Credit Hours: 121

2.0 Cumulative GPA Required

Concentration Requirements for Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Philosophy (RELP)

Philosophy Concentration (PHIL)

(2.0 GPA in Major Required)

Religious Studies (RS 200 Level)

3

Religious Studies (RS 300 Level)

3

PHIL 200-Level (or Higher) Elective

3

PHIL 300-Level (or Higher)

6

PHIL 201Introduction to Logic

3

PHIL 497/RS 497Junior Seminar

1

PHIL 498Senior Project

2

PHIL 300-Level History Courses (9 credits)

Choose 3 Courses From:

PHIL 317Ancient Philosophy

3

PHIL 318Modern Philosophy

3

PHIL 320Contemporary Philosophy

3

PHIL 340Ethical Theory

3

PHIL 300-Level (or Higher) Topics Elective (3 credits)

Choose From:

PHIL 317Ancient Philosophy

3

PHIL 318Modern Philosophy

3

PHIL 320Contemporary Philosophy

3

PHIL 322Medical Ethics

3

PHIL 324Technology and Human Values

3

PHIL 325Environmental Ethics

3

PHIL 335/RS 335Philosophy of Religion

3

PHIL 350Philosophy of the Arts

3

PHIL 380-389Honors Special Topics in Philosophy

1-4

PHIL 491-496Special Topics in Philosophy

1-3

PHIL 300-Level (or Higher) Ethics Elective (3 credits)

Choose From:

PHIL 322Medical Ethics

3

PHIL 324Technology and Human Values

3

PHIL 325Environmental Ethics

3

PHIL 340Ethical Theory

3

PHIL 391-396Special Topics in Ethics

3

Total Credit Hours:36

Religious Studies Concentration (RELS)

(2.0 GPA in Major Required. 12 hours of Religion courses for the major must be 300 level or higher.)

Religion / Scripture (3 credits)

Choose From:

RS 217Old Testament (Hebrew Scriptures)

3

RS 218New Testament

3

RS 375The Prophets

3

RS 377Apocalyptic Imagination

3

RS 380Paul: His Life and His Letters

3

RS 385The Gospels

3

Religion / History (3 credits)

Choose From:

RS 220History of Christian Thought: Through the Reformation

3

RS 221History of Christian Thought: Since the Reformation

3

RS 283The Lasallian Life: From the Beginning to Now

3

RS 285Church in the World

3

RS 300Jesus Christ

3

RS 310Sacred Signs & Symbols: Gifts of the Christian Life

3

RS 320Religion in America

3

RS 324Christian Spirituality

3

RS 402Contemporary Religious Thought

3

RS 405Honors Contemporary Religious Thought

3

Religion / Morality (3 credits)

Choose from:

RS 230Christian Ethics

3

RS 260Person, World, and God

3

RS 326Social and Political Theologies

3

RS 330Justice and Society

3

Religion / Culture

Choose From:

RS 200Understanding Religion

3

RS 270World Religions

3

RS 271/SOC 271Sociology of Religion

3

RS 280Catholicism

3

RS 326Social and Political Theologies

3

RS 340African American Theology

3

RS 345God, Evil and Suffering

3

RS 347C. S. Lewis and J. R. R. Tolkien: Biblical and Theological Themes

3

RS 355Judaism

3

RS 356/POLS 356The Holocaust: Political and Religious Dimensions

3

RS 372Women and Christianity

3

RS Elective (12 credits)

Philosophy / History (3 credits)

Choose From:

PHIL 317Ancient Philosophy

3

PHIL 318Modern Philosophy

3

PHIL 320Contemporary Philosophy

3

PHIL 340Ethical Theory

3

Philosophy / Topics (3 credits)

Choose From:

PHIL 322Medical Ethics

3

PHIL 324Technology and Human Values

3

PHIL 325Environmental Ethics

3

PHIL 335/RS 335Philosophy of Religion

3

PHIL 340Ethical Theory

3

PHIL 350Philosophy of the Arts

3

PHIL 380-389Honors Special Topics in Philosophy

1-4

PHIL 391-396Special Topics in Ethics

3

PHIL 491-496Special Topics in Philosophy

1-3

Complete the following:

PHIL 201Introduction to Logic

3

RS 497/PHIL 497Junior Seminar

1

RS 498Senior Project

2

Total Credit Hours:36