Religious Studies (BA) (16RELSTBA)

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
ENG 101 Academic Writing & Research 9,H 4 History 1 3
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies CourseE 1 Mathematical Sciences 3,A 3
History 1,C 3 Social Science 2,D 3
Social Science 2,D 3 Natural Science 4,B 3
Mathematical Sciences 3,A 3 Foreign Language 201 5,K 3
HES_*** Health & Exercise Studies Course E 1
14 16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Literature I 6 3 Literature II 6 3
Natural Science 4 4 GEP Add. Breadth Req (MS/NS/E) 4,F 3
Philosophy 7,C 3 REL 200 9 3
Free Elective 8 3 Social Science 2 3
Social Science 2 3 Free Elective 8 3
16 15

Junior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Arts and Letters 10 3 Religious Studies – Non-Western Trad. 9,13 3
GEP Interdiscp. Perspectives Req. G 2-3 Religious Studies 400-level 9,14 3
Religious Studies- Western Trad. 9,11 3 Free Electives 8 9
Religious Studies- Textual Methods 9,12 3
Free Elective 8 3
14-15 15

Senior Year

Fall Semester Credit Spring Semester Credit
Religious Studies 400-level 9,14 3 Religious Studies 400-level 9,14 3
Religious Studies- Historical Methods 9,15 3 Religious Studies – Critical Methods 9,17 3
GEP Interdiscp Perspectives Req. G 3 Free Electives 8 9
Free Elective 8 3
Religious Studies Elective 9,16 3
15 15

 

Minimum Credit Hours Required for Graduation*I,J,K: 120

Major/Program Footnotes

1. History: Six hours. 3 hours from GRP 501 History I (AFS 275 or 276, HI 207, 215, 216, 232, 233, 263, 264, 270, 275, or 276); 3 hours from GRP 502 History II (HI 205, 208, 209, 210, 221, 222,  251, or 252).
2. Four 3-credit hour courses (12 credit hours total) from at least three of the following areas: ANT, ARE, EC, PS, PSY, SOC.  Also ENG 210, GEO 220, IDS 401, or STS 402. Six (6) credit hours must be chosen from the GEP Social Sciences list.
3. Mathematics: Six hours chosen from the GEP mathematics list.
4. Natural Science: Seven hours from the GEP Natural Science list, one with a lab.
5. Foreign Language Proficiency: Three hours. GRP 509 Foreign Language 201 (FLA 201, FLC 201, FLF 201, FLG 201, FLH 201, FLI 201, FLJ 201, FLN 201, FLP 201, FLR 201, FLS 201, GRK 201, LAT 201, or PER 201). For placement information, high school students should take the SAT II – Foreign Language Test in the foreign language they have studied in high school. Alternatively, students may take the Advanced Placement (AP) Foreign Language or Literature exam, the International Baccalaureate (IB) Foreign Language or Classical Language exam (Higher Level), or the NC State Foreign Language Placement Test for foreign language placement. The NC State Foreign Language Placement Test is offered in French, German, Latin and Spanish. Opportunity to take it is provided during New Student Orientation and at other times. Students may take the NC State Foreign Language Placement Test only one time in a given language. Students who wish to complete the CHASS foreign language requirement in a language different from the language of their high school foreign language proficiency are not required to take a foreign language placement test. Native speakers of languages other than English do not receive credit for lower division (100- and 200-level) courses in their native language. For these students, a 201-level foreign language course is not a graduation requirement; their foreign language requirement is replaced by a 3-credit free elective. Students must enroll in foreign language at the level at which they are placed. Students who take a 101-level course in the language of their high school foreign language proficiency will not receive graduation credit for the course. 102- and 110-level language courses may count as free electives in all CHASS curricula. Students who place into a 202-level or higher language course will have met the CHASS foreign language requirement and are eligible to receive three hours of advanced placement credit by enrolling in the course into which they are placed and earning a grade of C- or better on the first attempt.
6. Literature: Six hours. 3 hours from GRP 503 Literature I. A survey course covering literature outside the U.S. and prior to the 20th century: ENG 219, 220, 221, or 222; ENG 251, 261, or 262; FL 219, 220, 221 or 222; FLF 301; 340, 341, 342, 351, 352; FLG 300, 316; or FLR 303, FLS 340, HON 202, 293. For English, French and Spanish majors, departmental core requirements satisfy this requirement. Credit is not allowed for both ENG 251 and either of ENG 261 or ENG 262. Honors (HON) courses may satisfy the Literature I requirement if more than half of the literature covered is outside the U.S. and prior to the twentieth century. 3 hours from GRP 504 Literature II. Literature Elective at the 200 level or above: AFS 248; ENG 207, 208, 209, 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 232, 233, 246, 248, 249, 251, 252, 261, 262, 265, 266, 305, 349*, 362, 363, 369, 370, 371, 372, 373, 376, 377, 380, 382, 385, 390, 392, 393, 394, 398, 399, 406,407, 420, 439, 448, 449, 451, 452, 453, 460, 462, 463, 464, 465, 468, 469, 470, 471, 476, 486, 487; FL 219, 220, 221, 222, 223, 224, 246, 392, 393, 394, 406, 407; FLF 301, 302, 340, 341, 342, 351, 352, 414, 492; FLG 300, 316, 323; FLN 301, 302, 401; FLR 303, 304; FLS 300, 302, 304, 323, 341, 342, 343, 351, 352, 353, 403, 404, 492; HON 202, 293. [*An asterisked course may satisfy group requirements only when its content is appropriate to that requirement.]
7. Philosophy: Any 3-credit hour PHI course from the University-approved GEP Humanities course list
8. No more than 12 credit hours of free electives may be taken for Credit Only (S/U).
9. Religion 200: Each major must take this course as part of the overall 30 credit hours. The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies does not accept “D” grades (D-, D, D+) in courses taken to satisfy any departmental requirements or in ENG 101 taken to satisfy the Introduction to Writing GEP requirement. A major GPA of at least 2.0 is required for graduation.
10. Arts and Letters Elective:
Three hours. One course from the following list: All HA courses, MUS 180, 200, 201, 202, 205, 206, 230, 260, 306, 310, 315, 320, 330,335, 350, 360, ADN 111, 112, 202, 212, 219, 231, 272, 273, 281, 311, 384, 386, 414, or 454, AFS 340 or 375, ARC 140, 141, or 142, ARS 251, 259, 306, 351, or 353, COM 103, 203, 213, 233, 243, 303, 321, 323, 333, 340, 364, 374, or 411, DAN 272, or 295, ENG 282, 283, 321, 364, 374, 411, or 492, FL 216, FLF 318, FLG 318, FLS 318, GD 200 or 342, GRK 310, IDS 496, LAR 444, LAT 310.
11. Religious Studies – Western Traditions: One three-credit course that examines the history of religious traditions associated with the West. Approved courses include: HI 307, REL 311, 312, 314, 317, 320, 323, 350, 402, 412, 413, 423.
12. Religious Studies- Textual Methods: One three-credit course that focuses primarily on the understanding and comparison of religious texts. Approved courses include: REL 311, 312, 314, 412, 413, 484, 491.
13. Religious Studies- Non-Western Traditions: One three-credit course that examines the history of religious traditions associated with the East. Approved courses include: AFS 343, REL 230, 331, 332, 333, 334, 340, 407, 408.
14. Religious Studies: 400 Level (Advanced Courses). Three three-credit courses taught at the 400-level. Approved courses include: any REL course with a 400 prefix.
15. Religious Studies – Historical Methods: One three-credit course that focuses primarily on the history of religious traditions. Approved courses include: HI 307, REL 230, 317, 320, 331, 332, 333, 334, 340, 350, 402, 407, 408.
16. Religious Studies- Elective: Any three-credit REL course or AFS 343, HI 307, 320, 402, 407, 408, SOC 309, STS 471, WGS 472, 473, 573.
17. Religious Studies- Critical Methods: One three-credit course that focuses primarily on critical theories used in the Academic Study of Religion. Approved courses include: REL 309, 323, 327, 383, 423, 473, 482, 489, and REL/STS 471 and REL/WGS 472.

*General Education Program (GEP) requirements and GEP Footnotes
To complete the requirements for graduation and the General Education Program, the following category credit hours and co-requisites must be satisfied. University approved GEP course lists for each of the following categories can be found at https://oucc.dasa.ncsu.edu/general-education-program/.

A. Mathematical Sciences (6 credit hours – one course with MA or ST prefix)
Choose from the University approved GEP Mathematical Sciences course list3
B. Natural Sciences (7 credit hours – include one laboratory course or course with a lab)
Choose from the University approved GEP Natural Sciences course list4
C. Humanities (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Humanities course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: Any PHI course on the GEP Humanities list7;  HI Group II
D. Social Sciences (6 credit hours selected from two different disciplines/course prefixes)
Choose from the University approved GEP Social Sciences course list or the following course(s) if completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill part or all of this requirement: Social Science major requirement 2
E. Health & Exercise Studies (2 credit hours – at least one 100-level Fitness and Wellness Course)
Choose from the University approved GEP Health & Exercise Studies course list.
F. Additional Breadth (3 credit hours to be selected from the following checked University approved GEP course lists)
XX Mathematical Sciences/Natural Sciences/Engineering
G. Interdisciplinary Perspectives (5-6 credit hours)
Choose from the University approved GEP Interdisciplinary Perspectives course list. The following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement: REL/STS 471
H. Introduction to Writing (4 credit hours satisfied by completing ENG 101 with a C- or better)

The following Co-Requisites must be satisfied to complete the General Education Program requirements

I. U.S. Diversity (USD)
Choose from the University approved GEP U.S. Diversity course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the U.S. Diversity (USD) co-requisite. The following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement: REL 320, 323, 423
J. Global Knowledge (GK)
Choose from the University approved GEP Global Knowledge course list or choose a course identified on the approved GEP course lists as meeting the Global Knowledge (GK) co-requisite. The following course(s) completed as part of the Major requirements may fulfill this requirement: AFS 343, HI 307, REL 200, REL 230, REL 300, REL 311, REL 312, REL 314, REL 317, REL 327, REL 331, REL 332, REL 333, REL 334, REL 340, REL 350, REL 383, REL 402, REL/HI 407, REL/HI 408, REL 412 , REL 413, REL 482, REL 489
K. Foreign Language proficiency Proficiency at the FL_102 level is required for graduation.

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