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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 thirty 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 fifteen 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 2015:

Dr. Stuart Chandler
Course Number
Class name
Day
Time
Location
RLST 220-001
Buddhism
MWF
12:20-1:10
KEITH 245
Dr. Alison Downie
Course Number
Class name
Day
Time
Location
RLST 110-001
World Religions
TR
9:30–10:45
FOST 004
RLST 110-002
World Religions
TR
11:00–12:15
FOST 004
RLST 250-001
Understanding the Bible
TR
3:30–4:45
MCEHL 103


Dr. Nicole Goulet
Course Number
Class name
Day
Time
Location
RLST 100-003
Intro to Religion
MWF
12:20–1:10
WEYDT 208
RLST 100-004
Intro to Religion
MWF
1:25–2:15
WEYDT 107
RLST 485-001
Topic: Feminist St of Reli
MW
3:35–4:50
MCEHL 206
Dr. Nixon Cleophat
Course Number
Class name
Day
Time
Location
RLST 100-001
Intro to Religion
MWF 
10:10–11:00
FOST 004
RLST 100-002
Intro to Religion
MWF
11:15–12:05
FOST 004
RLST 360-001
African Religions
MWF
2:30–3:20
MCEHL 205
  • 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.