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Wherever your career in engineering takes you: Prague, Peshawar, Pusan, or Peoria, religious diversity will be there. And just as you wouldn't begin work on a rural electrification project in Indonesia or an aerospace partnership in India without a deep understanding of electrical and aerospace engineering, you shouldn't begin careers in a global profession without substantial knowledge of the beliefs, practices, and values that structure the lives of co-workers, clients, and communities. Courses in the Department of Religion will help you to build that knowledge not only about others, but about yourself as well. There is a wide range of electives in this theme, but the knowledge you will develop is far from optional.

GenEd Requirement Abbreviations

SS - Social & Behavioral Sciences
HUM - Humanities & The Arts
WCC - Western/Comparitive Cultures

NW - Non-Western Cultures
US - US Minority Cultures
LibEd - Liberal Education

All courses listed can be used for Free Electives.
Outstanding instructors are from the List of Teachers Ranked As Excellent.

Course # Course Name Instructor Satisfies Hours
RLST 106

Archaeology and the Bible

This course examines the use of archaeological evidence, especially from Syria-Palestine, in the interpretation of Biblical literature.

Hist&Philosophical Perspectives

Advanced Composition


RLST 110

World Religions

Taught by the faculty of the Department of Religion, this course surveys several major living religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and examines the basic texts and philosophic / theological elaborations of each religion. Cross-listed as PHIL 110.

Historical and Philosophical Perspectives

EITHER Western Comparative Cultures OR Non-Western Cultures (not both)