Program: Minor Department of Philosophy
College of Arts and Sciences
Liberal Arts Building 23~ 260-481-6366 ~ ipfw.edu/phil
Transdisciplinary in approach and global in scope, the minor in religious studies provides students with a firm grounding in the academic study of religion through the informed investigation of the phenomenon of religion in diverse historical, social, cultural, and political contexts. Coupling the acquisition of broad knowledge of the world’s religious traditions—past and present—with a critical apprehension of the methods and tools scholars use to study them, the minor in religious studies can serve as an excellent complement to a variety of majors, including anthropology, general studies, history, philosophy, political science, and sociology.
Students may earn a minor in religious studies by completing 18 credits as distributed below with a grade of C or better in each course and earning at least 9 credits as resident credit at IPFW. Substitutions for these courses may be made with the approval of the department program coordinator.