OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Religion & Culture Certificate Requirements

Religion and Culture Certificate

 

The Religion & Culture Certificate is designed to provide undergraduate students with skills of critical thinking and virtues of citizenship as they explore the complexities of:

  • The American tradition of separation of church and state; 
  • “Green” religiosity;
  • Religious views of peace, toleration and war in the Middle East;
  • Islamic critiques of western culture;
  • The Buddhist legacy in the conflict between Tibet and China;

The Certificate is open to all OSU undergraduates as a supplement to any undergraduate degree program.

Completion of the Certificate requires a minimum of 29 credit hours, including:

A. 17 hours from religion courses in the Philosophy Department
B. 12 hours of approved electives from other departments, and is recognized with a transcript-visible notation.

PHILOSOPHY REQUIREMENTS
(17 hours minimum)

Religious Studies Core: 7 required credits

PHL 160: Quests for Meaning: World Religons (4 credits)
PHL 202: Introduction to Philosophy (3 credits)

Religious Diversity: 7-8 credits required credits from the following:

PHL 170: The Idea of God (4 credits)
PHL 220: World Views and Values in the Bible (4 credits)
PHL 299X: Religious Pluralism (3 credits)
PHL 308: Buddhist Traditions (4 credits)
PHL 312: Asian Thought (4 credits)
PHL 371: Philosophies of China (4 credit)
PHL 430: History of Buddhist Philosophy (4 credits)

Religion Elective: 3-4 credits required from any of the following:

PHL 344: Pacifism, Just War, Terrorism (4 credits)
PHL 411: Great Figures (4 credits)
PHL 436: Philosophy of Religion (3 credits)
PHL 443: World Views & Environmental Values (3 credits)
PHL 448: Native American Philosophies (3 credits)
PHL 455: Death and Dying (3 credits)

 

INTERDISCIPLINARY REQUIREMENTS
(12 hours)*

Religion in Culture (1 course)

CHN 331-3: Chinese Culture (3 credits)
HST 462: American Thought and Culture (3 credits)
JPN 331-3: Japanese Culture (3 credits)
PS 201: Introduction to US Government and Politics (4 credits)
SOC 205: Institutions and Social Change (3 credits)
SOC 452: Sociology of Religion (4 credits)

Religion in Literature (1 course)

ENG 207: Literature of Western Civilization: Classical World (3 credits)
ENG 213: Literatures of the Middle East (3 credits)
ENG 215: Classical Mythology (3 credits)
ENG 275: Bible as Literature (3 credits)
ENG 360: Native American Literature (3 credits)
ENG 470: Dante (3 credits)

Religious Diversity (1 course)

CHN 331-3: Chinese Culture (3 credits)
ENG 215: Classical Mythology (3 credits)
ENG 360: Native American Literature (3 credits)
HST 387, 388: Islamic Civilizations (3 credits)
HST 485: Politics and Religion in the Middle East (3 credits)
HST 486: History of Christianity in Africa (3 credits)
JPN 331-3: Japanese Culture (3 credits)
PS 204: Introdduction to Comparative Politics (4 credits)
WS 420: Hate, Resistance, and Reconciliation (3 credits)
WS 495: Feminist Thology and Spirituality (3 credits)

Western Religious Experience (1 course)

COMM 458: Rhetoric - AD 500 to 1900 (3 credits)
HST 320: Ancient Near East (4 credits)
HST 425: The Holocaust in its History (3 credits)
HST471,472: Colonial America (3 credits)
HSTS 423: Science and Religion (3 credits)
MUS 101: Music Appreciation (3 credits)
MUS 121: Literature and Materials of Music (3 credits)
PS 361: Classical Political Thought (4 credits)
PS 370: Science, Religion, and Politics (4 credits)
*Courses listed in more than one category may be used to fill only one requirement.