Ohio University

World Religions Minor

Minor code OR5215

Contact: Dr. Brian Collins

Sample Program for World Religions Minor [PDF]

Admissions Information

Degree Requirements

Program Overview

For majors in political science, history international studies, philosophy, women and gender studies, the world religions minor offers a flexible approach; the student can choose any five courses according to areas of interest, without having to take a core set of courses.

Careers and Graduate School

A minor in world religions is especially attractive to students entering graduate programs in international studies, journalism, politics, and business at Ohio University or elsewhere. It is also of value to graduates entering the Peace Corps or working as counselors and therapists, among other professions.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission: No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy: No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission: No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Minor Requirements

Minor Hours Requirement

The world religions minor requires a minimum of 16 hours.

Course Requirements

Complete 15 hours from the following list of courses:

  • CLWR 1810 - Introduction to the Study of Religion Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CLWR 2210 - Difficult Dialogues: Religious Beliefs Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CLWR 2220 - Difficult Dialogues: Religion, Gender and Sexuality Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CLWR 3310 - Old Testament Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CLWR 3320 - New Testament Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CLWR 3330 - Introduction to Islam Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CLWR 3340 - Hinduism Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CLWR 3350 - Buddhism Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CLWR 3360 - Theories of Religion Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CLWR 3450 - Self-denial and Religion: Virgins, Monks, Hermits and other Ascetics Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CLWR 3460 - Religion and Violence Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CLWR 3610 - American Religions Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CLWR 3850J - Writing on Religion Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CLWR 4330 - Political Islam Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CLWR 4340 - Sufism-Mysticism and Asceticism in Islam Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CLWR 4350 - Women in Buddhist Traditions Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CLWR 4410 - Contemporary Religious Thought Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CLWR 4420 - Religious Experience Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CLWR 4430 - Women and Religion Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CLWR 4440 - Taoism and Confucianism Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CLWR 4710 - African Religions Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CLWR 4810 - Myth, Ritual and Symbolism Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CLWR 4820 - Thinking About Death: Belief and Practice Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CLWR 4900 - Special Topics in World Religions Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CLWR 4930 - Independent Study Credit Hours: 1.0-3.0

Colloquium in Classics and World Religions

Complete the following course:

  • CLAS 3800 - Colloquium in Classics and World Religions Credit Hours: 1.0