Upper & Lower Division Requirements

Lower Division Requirements:

  • Religious Studies 90A-90B, Introductory Topics in Religious Studies (4; 4), to be taken before selecting a field of emphasis.

Upper Division Requirements:

  • Two methodological courses from the following: Anthropology 158 (Anthropology of Religion), Geography 107 (Geography of Religions), Sociology 112 (Sociology of Religion), Religious Studies 190 (Topics in the Study of Religion) when topic is methodological.
  • Two thematic courses from the following: Classics 178 (Mythology) or Comparative Literature 165 (Myth and Literature), Religious Studies 115 (Mysticism) or Comparative Literature 125 (The Mystical Tradition in Literature), Religious Studies 190 (Topics in the Study of Religion) when topic is thematic.
  • Three courses in one of the fields of emphasis (see below).
  • Additional religion courses to make a total of at least 30 upper division units. The selection of these courses must be approved in writing by a major adviser (see the religious studies student affairs officer at the beginning of each semester for a current list of courses on topics in religion).