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Department of Religious Studies|College of Arts & Sciences

Dr. Kris Utterback
Ross Hall, Room 137
Phone: 766-6259

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Department of Religious Studies
Kristine Utterback, Head
Office Associate:
Clayleen Rivord
Ross Hall, Room 122
Department 3392
1000 E. University Ave
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: 307-766-3204
Fax: 307-766-2096
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Undergraduate Minor

The minor in religious studies requires a student to complete 18 hours of relevant courses, all with a grade of C or higher. These should consist of courses as set out below:

1. RELI 1000, Intro to Religion

2. Reli 4000, Theories of Religion (capstone course)


A) The change in the capstone requirement does not take affect until August 2010, start of the Fall semester.

B) Anyone who is enrolled in the minor and has already taken one of the capstone courses prior to August will have satisfied the capstone requirement.

3. Twelve hours of courses focusing on issues in the study of religions, nine of which should be at the 3000-level or higher. These courses should focus on aspects of individual religions or of several religions at once. They may be chosen from: (1) any RELI course, (2) the Religious Studies list of approved courses in other departments, OR (3) selected in consultation with the Religious Studies Advisor. 


Approved List of Courses (Approved 2/1/2007):

ANTH 1200 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

ANTH 2210 North American Indians

ANTH 4300 Anthropology of Religion

ART 2720 Introduction to Art and Culture of Classical Islam

ENGL 2170 The Bible as Literature

ENGL 2340 Native American Culture and Literature

ENGL 4190 Milton

PHIL 2300 Ethics in Practice

PHIL 2310 Philosophy of Religion

PHIL 3300 Ethical Theory

PHIL 3320 Eastern Thought

PHIL 4560 Metaphysics

SOC 3200 Sociology of Religion


Note:  A&S students seeking a minor in A&S must have 12 hours exclusive to the minor and not used in the major.

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