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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 2014:

Dr. Theresa Smith
Course Number
Class name
Day
Time
Location
RLST 110-001
World Religions
TR 11:00-12:15
FOST 004
RLST 365-001
Native North American Religions
TR
3:30–4:45
MCELH 206

Dr. Stuart Chandler

  • For the academic year 2014–15, Dr. Chandler is working in the dean’s office for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Dr. Alison Downie
Course Number
Class name
Day
Time
Location
RLST 110-002
World Religions
MWF
11:15–12:05
FOST 004
RLST 110-005
World Religions
MWF
10:10–11:00
FOST 004
RLST 329W01
Philosophy of Religion
M 5:05-7:45
WILSN 101
Dr. Nicole Goulet
Course Number
Class name
Day
Time
Location
RLST 100-005
Intro to Religion
MWF
1:25–2:15
FOST 004
RLST 100-006
Intro to Religion
MWF
12:20–1:10
FOST 004
RLST 375-001
Religions of India
MW
3:30–4:45
WILSN 107
Dr. James Kimball
Course Number
Class name
Day
Time
Location
RLST 100-007
Intro to Religion
MWF
12:20–1:10
WALSH 211
RLST 100-008
Intro to Religion
MWF
1:25–2:15
WALSH 211
RLST 100-009
Intro to Religion
MWF
9:05–9:55
WALSH 211
RLST 100-010
Intro to Religion
MWF
10:10–11:00
WALSH 211
  • 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.