Comparative Religion Minor

For information, contact the Department of Comparative Religion, 200 Upham Hall (513-529-4300).

In virtually all cultures, religion has developed as a powerful dimension of social, political, and economic life. Religion has shaped and is shaped by literature, the arts, social structure, and human thought.  A brief glance at today’s headlines will show how religion permeates every corner of human affairs.  In this minor, you will encounter a variety of religious practice and belief, you will learn the history and development of various religious communities, and engage people who do vastly different things in the name of religion.  You will apply what you learn to better understand and engage the interrelated social, political, economic, and aesthetic dimensions of culture as they impact individuals and societies in today's world that construct their identities in significant ways through religion.

Program Requirements

(18 semester hours)

Required course:3
Methods for the Study of Religion
Elective Courses15
At least 15 additional semester hours in Comparative Religion, nine hours of which must be at the 300 level or above.
Total Credit Hours18