The department of religious studies offers five courses, Religion 100, 101, 102, 131 and 210, that are included in the general education program at Missouri State University. The overall aim of general education is to develop people capable of making thoughtful choices that lead to creative and productive lives and responsible participation in society.
The general education program has three major components: Basic Required Courses, Areas of Inquiry (including Natural World, Culture and Society, and Self-Understanding), and Public Affairs.
Five religious studies courses can be taken to fulfill the following requirements:
REL 100 Introduction to Religion
Investigates what religion is and does, compares religious ideas and practices, and explores how religion influences the relationship between individual and community.