Are you fascinated by religion? Did you enjoy a previous TRS course? Do you want to explore your own religious tradition — or others — in more depth?

Consider a minor in Theology & Religious Studies! We offer two great options!

Theology & Religious Studies Minor 

The minor in Theology & Religious Studies requires five courses:

LOWER DIVISION

 TRS 97: The Bible and Its Interpretation


UPPER DIVISION

 TRS 169: Theory & Method in the Study of Religion
Any three upper division courses 

"Intensive Inquiry" courses (classes numbered 190-196 in the SMC course catalog) are regularly offered in the various areas of study that make up the course offerings of the department. These courses give students the opportunity to engage in the kind of in-depth thinking and research that will best prepare them for graduate work in the field. Students pursuing a TRS minor are required to take at least one "Intensive Inquiry" course in the process of completing the three upper division electives required for the minor.

 

Catholic Tradition Minor

The minor in the Catholic Tradition requires six courses:

LOWER DIVISION

TRS 97: The Bible and Its Interpretation


UPPER DIVISION

Two of the following three courses in sequence

     TRS 101: Origins of Christianity
     TRS 102: The Middle Ages
     TRS 103: Reformations

Either TRS 141: Christian Ethics or TRS 143: Catholic Social Teachings

Two electives from a list of classes focusing on the Catholic tradition

The department strongly recommends that Catholic Tradition minors complete at least one of their upper division courses in an “Intensive Inquiry” class. (See the description of "Intensive Inquiry" courses above.)

 

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