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Religious Studies (RLST) offers a scholarly, balanced, objective, nonsectarian, cross-cultural examination of religious traditions.

It covers courses over a great variety of areas on East Asian religions, South Asian religions, Myth and Ritual, Christianity and African religions, Biblical Studies and Near Eastern myth and religion, and Psychology of Religions.

It emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach by:

  • requiring a religion-related course outside the RS department
  • encouraging the minor or double major, as well as a single major in RLST

Requirements for the degrees of Bachelor of Arts in RLST are 30 semester hours (SH):

  • 27 SH must be taken from RLST offerings, which include certain required courses
  • 3 SH must be taken outside of the RLST offerings, but in “religion-related” courses

Requirements for the minor in RLST are 15 SH: 

  • 15 SH, all of which must be taken from the RLST offerings, which include certain required courses

For more information and class listings, check out the IUP Undergraduate Catalog.

Courses offered by the Religious Studies Department in Fall 2016:

Dr. Stuart Chandler
Course Number
Class name
Day
Time
Location
RLST 110-001
World Religions
MWF
9:05-9:55 114 HSS
RLST 100-002
World Religions
MWF
10:10-11:00
114 HSS
RLST 370-001
Religions: China & Japan
TR
9:30-10:45
206 HSS
Dr. Alison Downie
Course Number
Class name
Day
Time
Location
RLST 110-003
World Religions
TR
11:00-12:15
114 HSS
RLST 110-004
World Religions
TR
12:30-1:45
114 HSS
RLST 290-W01
Christianity
W
5:05-7:35
207 HSS
Dr. Nicole Goulet
Course Number
Class name
Day
Time
Location
RLST 100-003
Intro to Religion

5:05-7:35
126 HSS
Dr. Nixon Cleophat
Course Number
Class name
Day
Time
Location
RLST 100-001
Intro to Religion
MWF 
10:10–11:00
126 HSS
RLST 481-001
Haitian Vodou
MW
3:35-4:50
FOST 004
  • Religious Studies Department
  • Humanities and Social Sciences Building
    Room 505
    981 Grant Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-1360
  • Fax: 724-357-4039
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.