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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 Spring 2013:

Dr. Stuart Chandler

  • RLST 220 001 Buddhism TR 11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m. WEYDT 149

Dr. Alison Downie

  • RLST 110 002 World Religions MWF 2:30 p.m.–3:20 p.m. WALSH 21
  • RLST 290 001 Christianity MWF 11:15 a.m.–12:05 p.m. 00
  • RLST 290 002 Christianity MWF 12:20 p.m.–1:10 p.m. FOST 004
  • RLST 483 H01 Honors Thesis TBA

    Dr. James Kimball

    • RLST 110 005 World Religions TR 2:00 p.m.–3:15 p.m. WEYDT
    • RLST 110 006 World Religions TR 3:30 p.m.–4:45 p.m. WEYDT 2
    • RLST 110 007 World Religions MWF 10:10 a.m.–11:00 a.m. SPRWL 11
    • RLST 110 008 World Religions MWF 11:15 a.m.–12:05 p.m. ACKER 110B

    Dr. Harold Morales

    • RLST 100 001 Intro to Religion MWF 10:10 a.m.–11:00 a.m. WEYDT
    • RLST 100 002 Intro to Religion MWF 11:15 a.m.–12:05 p.m. WEYDT 0
    • RLST 100 003 Intro to Religion MWF 1:25 p.m.–2:15 p.m. WEYDT 2
    • RLST 100 004 Intro to Religion MWF 2:30 p.m.–3:20 p.m. WEYDT 20
    • RLST 483 H02 Honors Thesis TBA

    Dr. Theresa Smith

    • RLST 110 003 World Religions TR 3:30 p.m.–4:45 p.m. JOHNS 24
    • RLST 110 004 World Religions TR 12:30 p.m.–1:45 p.m. PRATT AU
    • RLST 481 001 Adv Native Amrcn Relign:Ojibwe W 5:05 p.m.–7:45 p.m. WILSN 1
    • RLST 493 001 Internship TBA
    • Religious Studies Department
    • Sutton Hall, Room 452
      1011 South Drive
      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.