UNIVERSITY CATALOG: 2020-2021

Religious Studies, B.A.

All lower division GE completed. Requirements with completion of an AA-T in Philosophy as follows:

Transfer Year 1: First Semester

Course Units
Two of the following courses (if not completed prior to transfer): RS 100, RS 101, RS 150, RS 160, RS 240 3/3
Religion in the U.S. One of the following courses: RS 305, RS 306, RS 307, RS 308, RS 378 3
RS 395 3
GE Upper Division* 3
Total 15

Transfer Year 1: Second Semester

Course Units
Religion in the U.S. One of the following courses not previously selected: RS 305, RS 306, RS 307, RS 308, RS 378 3
Religious Traditions. One of the following courses: JS 300, RS 345, RS 365, RS 380, RS 385, RS 390, RS 426 3
Sacred Texts. One of the following: RS 320, RS 325, RS 327, RS 375, RS 383, RS 384 3
Upper Division Electives in Religious Studies** 3
GE Upper Division* 3
Total 15

Transfer Year 2: First Semester

Course Units
Religious Traditions. One of the following courses not previously selected: JS 300, RS 345, RS 365, RS 380, RS 385, RS 390, RS 426 3
RS 497B 3
Upper Division Electives in Religious Studies** 3/3
GE Upper Division* 3
Total 15

Transfer Year 2: Second Semester

Course Units
Religious Traditions. One of the following courses not previously selected: JS 300, RS 345, RS 365, RS 380, RS 385, RS 390, RS 426 3
Upper Division Electives in Religious Studies** 3
Electives 9
Total 15
Total units after transfer 60

* Total of 9 units Upper Division General Education must include 3 units from GE B5 Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning, and 6 units from GE Upper Division Section C1 Arts, or GE Upper Division Section C2 Humanities, or GE Upper Division Section D Social Sciences, or GE Upper Division Section F Comparative Cultural Studies. (No more than 3 units from GE Upper Division C and no more than 3 units from GE Upper Division D.) If needed, select UDGE courses that also satisfy: IC: Information Competence, and/or: GE Upper Division Section D2 American History Institutions and Ideals, OR GE Upper Division Section D3 and D4 Constitution of the United States and State and Local Government.

If taken, JS 300 satisfies 3 units GE Upper Division C1 Arts, or GE Upper Division C2 Humanities; RS 307 satisfies 3 units GE Upper Division C2 Humanities; RS 306, RS 365, RS 378, RS 380, RS 385 and/or RS 390 satisfy 3-6 units of GE Upper Division F Comparative Cultural Studies. RS 306, RS 378 or RS 390 also fulfill the Information Competence requirement.

A minimum of 40 units upper division overall is required for the degree.

**Total 12 units RS Electives required. Choose from any upper division Religious Studies courses through consultation with an advisor. Two years of the study of a foreign language at the university-level (or its equivalent) may be used for one 3-unit elective in the major. Students may apply a Topics in Religion course (RS 396A-Z) to the appropriate category listed above. Consult with the department chair for approval.