May 28, 2022  
2021-2022 EIU Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 EIU Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Religious Studies Minor

The interdisciplinary minor in Religious Studies draws upon six disciplines in its courses to address religious issues from their varying perspectives, enabling students to gain a genuinely broad understanding of the subject. Double-counting of coursework in concert with students’ majors and other minors is permitted by the minor in Religious Studies.

Total Semester Hours: 18

Required Courses (6 Semester Hours):

In addition:

Courses such as ANT 3960A-Z, ENG 3604A-E, PHI 3980, HIS 4775 and other “special topics” or similar courses with variable content may be counted towards fulfilling the elective requirement for the minor with approval by the Chair of the Religious Studies Minor committee.

Students may earn up to 9 semester hours of course credit in the minor through Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) by portfolio. PLA evaluates the college-level knowledge and skills an individual has gained outside of the classroom, and determines if and how the knowledge and skills acquired translates to specific college-level courses. PLA awards credit for LEARNING, not just for experience or time “on the job”. Students who wish to earn course credit through PLA must consult with the Chair of the Religious Studies Minor, and follow the minor’s approved process.