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December 26, 2013 - 9:45pm

History Department rolls out new Religion minor


The History Department will create a new minor in religion, which students can declare beginning in January.

The minor will be open to all undergraduates who have not already declared a major or any other minor within the History Department, according to an e-mail from the LSA Student Government sent Friday.

History 105: Introduction to Religion, offered annually during the winter semester, is a co-requisite course for the minor. Students who have already taken an introductory religion course under the History 103 rubric will pass out of this requirement.

The religion minor will require that students take a total of six courses, including History 105 and five more classes at the 200 level or higher — two of which must be at the 300 level or higher. Three of these must be chosen from a department-generated list of classes that count toward the minor; the remaining two can be chosen from an approved list of non-history courses.

The minor requires that at the five additional courses should cover at least two of the religious traditions of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism or Hinduism. A student can choose another religious tradition to study with the approval of a faculty advisor.