Missouri State University

Department of Religious Studies

Course Rotation by Modality

Modality here means indicating in what format a course is going to be offered (day, evening, telecourse, etc.). Seated means that a course meets in a classroom (as opposed to a telecourse, for example).

This class schedule is tentative and may change (for example, if an instructor is not available to teach a course that had been planned).

Religious studies majors, in addition to 18 hours of required courses, must complete 15 hours from the following four areas. These courses must be distributed so that there will be at least six hours in one area and three hours in each of the other three areas.  Courses must be chosen to include at least one 500-level course and another course at the 300-level or above:

  • History of Religions
  • Biblical Studies
  • History of Judaism and Christianity
  • Religion, Self and Society

The Religious Studies minor does not require taking courses from various areas.

Religious Studies: Fall 2011 (multiple sections of REL 100, 101, 102, 131, and 210)

D = Day-Seated; E= Evening-Seated; B = Blended; T = Telecourse; H = Honors; I = Internet

CourseDescriptionDegree: Required/OptionModality
REL 100 Intro to Religion Required D, B, H, I
REL 101 Lit & World of OT/HB Required D, B, T, H
REL 102 Lit & World of NT Required D, H
REL 131 Religion in America Required D, E, H
REL 210 Paths of World Religions Required Day-Seated
REL 320 Jesus of Nazareth Biblical Studies Option Day-Seated
REL 350 Islam History of Rel Option Day-Seated
REL 397 Variable: Psalms Biblical Studies Option Day-Seated
REL 397 Variable: Suffering and Meaning Rel/Self/Society Option Evening-Seated
REL 530 Variable: God and Politics Rel/Self/Society Option Evening-Seated
REL 550 Variable: Luther and Calvin History Jud-Christian Option Day-Seated
REL 580 Theories of Religion Required Day-Seated

Religious Studies: Spring 2012 (multiple sections of REL 100, 101, 102, 131, and 210)

CourseDescriptionDegree: Required/OptionModality
REL 100 Intro to Religion Required D, B, H, I
REL 101 Lit & World of OT/HB Required D, B, T, H
REL 102 Lit & World of NT Required D, H
REL 131 Religion in America Required D, E, H
REL 210 Paths of World Religions Required Day-Seated
REL 332 Modern Religious Thought Rel/Self/Society Option Evening-Seated
REL 340 Christianity Hst/Jud-Christian Option Day-Seated
REL 397 Variable: Proverbs and Ecclesiastes Biblical Studies Option Day-Seated
REL 397 Variable: C. S. Lewis Hst/Jud-Christian Option Day-Seated
REL 530 Variable: Rel, Media, Popular Culture Rel/Self/Society Option Day-Seated
REL 570 Archaeology and OT/HB Biblical Studies Option Day-Blended
REL 580 Theories of Religion Required Day-Seated

Religious Studies: Fall 2012 (multiple sections of REL 100, 101, 102, 131, and 210)

CourseDescriptionDegree: Required/OptionModality
REL 100 Intro to Religion Required D, B, H, I
REL 101 Lit & World of OT/HB Required D, B, T, H
REL 102 Lit & World of NT Required D, H
REL 131 Religion in America Required D, E, H
REL 210 Paths of World Religions Required Day-Seated
REL 312 Hebrew Prophets Biblical Studies Option Day-Seated
REL 320 Jesus of Nazareth Biblical Studies Option Day-Seated
REL 330 Judaism Hst/Jud-Christian Option Day-Seated
REL 370 Women in Religion Rel/Self/Society Option Evening-Seated
REL 397 Variable: Romans Biblical Studies Option Day-Seated
REL 510 Variable: Genesis Biblical Studies Option Day-Seated
REL 530 Variable: God and Politics Rel/Self/Society Option Evening-Seated
REL 580 Theories of Religion Required Day-Seated

Religious Studies: Spring 2013 (multiple sections of REL 100, 101, 102, 131, and 210)

CourseDescriptionDegree: Required/OptionModality
REL 100 Intro to Religion Required D, B, H, I
REL 101 Lit & World of OT/HB Required D, B, T, H
REL 102 Lit & World of NT Required D, H
REL 131 Religion in America Required D, E, H
REL 210 Paths of World Religions Required Day-Seated
REL 321 Paul Biblical Studies Option Day-Seated
REL 323 Apocalypses Biblical Studies Option Day-Seated
REL 332 Modern Religious Thought Rel/Self/Society Option Evening-Seated
REL 355 Buddhism History of Rel Option Day-Seated
REL 397 Variable: Proverbs and Ecclesiastes Biblical Studies Option Day-Seated
REL 530 Variable: Bible Belt Religion Rel/Self/Society Option Day-Seated
REL 571 Archaeology and NT Biblical Studies Option Day-Blended
REL 580 Theories of Religion Required Day-Seated

Religious Studies: Fall 2013 (multiple sections of REL 100, 101, 102, 131, and 210)

CourseDescriptionDegree: Required/OptionModality
REL 100 Intro to Religion Required D, B, H, I*
REL 101 Lit & World of OT/HB Required D, B, T, H
REL 102 Lit & World of NT Required D, H
REL 131 Religion in America Required D, E, H
REL 210 Paths of World Religions Required Day-Seated
REL 315 Native American Religions Rel/Self/Society Option Day-Seated
REL 320 Jesus of Nazareth Biblical Studies Option Day-Seated
REL 330 Judaism Hst Jud-Christian Option Day-Seated
REL 340 Christianity Hst Jud-Christian Option Day-Seated
REL 390 Religion in Society Rel/Self/Society Option Day-Seated
REL 397 Variable: Psalms Biblical Studies Option Day-Seated
REL 397 Variable: Suffering and Meaning Rel/Self/Society Option Evening-Seated
REL 397 Variable: To Be Determined Biblical Studies Option Day-Seated
REL 540 Variable: Buddhism Modern World History of Rel Option Day-Seated
REL 580 Theories of Religion Required Day-Seated

Religious Studies: Spring 2014 (multiple sections of REL 100, 101, 102, 131, and 210)

CourseDescriptionDegree: Required/OptionModality
REL 100 Intro to Religion Required D, B, H, I
REL 101 Lit & World of OT/HB Required D, B, T, H
REL 102 Lit & World of NT Required D, H
REL 131 Religion in America Required D, E, H
REL 210 Paths of World Religions Required Day-Seated
REL 332 Modern Religious Thought Rel/Self/Society Option Evening-Seated
REL 346 Sexuality and American Religion Rel/Self/Society Option Day-Seated
REL 360 Hinduism History of Rel Option Day-Seated
REL 397 Variable: Religion and Ecology Hst of Jud-Christian Option Day-Seated
REL 397 Variable: Acts as Hst and Lit Biblical Studies Option Day-Seated
REL 530 Variable: Rel, Media, Popular Culture Rel/Self/Society Option Day-Seated
REL 570 Archaeology and OT/HB Biblical Studies Option Day-Blended
REL 580 Theories of Religion Required Day-Seated

Updated: 3 August 2011