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Interfaith Studies Minor

Theology and Religious Studies

Overview

The Department of Theology and Religious Studies offers the following minors for undergraduate students who wish to supplement their major fields of study. The following minors are open to all St. John’s undergraduates but are especially beneficial to students majoring in: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Environmental Studies, Legal Studies, Government and Politics, Business Administration, English, History, Education, and Philosophy.

Courses

Required:

Students in the minor must satisfy the Theology core requirements determined by their college (nine credits):

THE 1000C Perspectives on Christianity: A Catholic Approach

THE 2000-level course required by your college:

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Any 2000-level Theology and Religious Studies course

School of Education: THE 2200 The Mystery of Triune God

The Peter J. Tobin College of Business (choose one):
THE 2200 The Mystery of Triune God
THE 2205 Jesus in Christian Faith
THE 2210 Perspectives on the Church
THE 2215 Christian Worship and Sacraments
THE 2300 Introduction to Christian Ethics
THE 2320 Introduction to Catholic Social Teaching
THE 2400 Christian Spirituality and Mysticism
THE 2501; 2502 History of Christian Theology I; II

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences: Any 2000-level Theology and Religious Studies course

College of Professional Studies: THE 2300 Introduction to Christian Ethics

The 3000-level Theology and Religious Studies course required by your major or college:

St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: Any 3000-level Theology and Religious Studies course

School of Education: THE 3400 Spirituality of the Educator

The Peter J. Tobin College of Business: THE 3305 Moral Theology of the Marketplace

College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences: THE 3300 Moral Theology of Healthcare

College of Professional Studies: Any 3000-level Theology and Religious Studies course

Electives (three chosen):

THE 2700 Introduction to Eastern Orthodoxy
THE 2710 Introduction to Protestantism
THE 2810 Introduction to World Religions
THE 2820 Introduction to Judaism
THE 2830 Introduction to Hinduism
THE 2840 Introduction to Buddhism
THE 2850 Introduction to Islam

Only academic programs approved by NYSED are eligible for federal and state aid: NYS Inventory of Registered Programs http://www.nysed.gov/heds/IRPSL1.html. Minors are not recognized by NYSED therefore associated courses are only eligible for federal or state aid consideration when required by a major or when also used to satisfy a core or general elective requirement.

Contact Us

Christopher P. Vogt, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair
St. John Hall, Room B26
718-990-6467
[email protected]

Michael Dempsey, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Assistant Chair
St. John Hall, Room B20
718-990-5423
[email protected]