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Philosophy major with Religious Studies Concentration (RELI)

ETSU Academic Proficiency Requirements
Writing: Students must complete a minimum of four writing-intensive courses. At least two of these courses must be in the major field of study. At least two of the four courses must be at the 3000-4000 level.
Oral Communication: Students must complete a minimum of two oral communication-intensive courses. At least one of these courses must be in the major field of study.
Using Information Technology: Students must pass the information technology proficiency exam or successfully complete CSCI 1100, “UsingInformation Technology,” during their first calendar year or prior to accumulating 33 semester credits at ETSU. In addition, students must complete at least one using information technology-intensive course in the major field of study.

Transfer students may be subject to reduced number of intensives. See ETSU Academic Proficiency Requirements for details.

TBR General Education Requirements ........ 41-42 Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 Critical Reading and Expository Writing ....................3

ENGL 1020 Critical Thinking and Argumentation ..........................3

Communication: Oral Communication* .............................................3

Mathematics* ................................................................................ 3-4

Natural Sciences* .............................................................................8

HIST 2010 The United States to 1877 .........................................3

HIST 2020 The United States Since 1877 ...................................3

Literature* ....................................................................................3

Fine Arts* ....................................................................................3

Humanities* ....................................................................................3

Social/Behavioral Sciences* ............................................................6

*See the General Education Core Requirements for options.

Religious Studies Concentration ........................ 33 Credit Hours
A minimum of 33 hours is required (at least 24 hours of which must be upper division), including the following:

PHIL 3010 History of Ancient Philosophy ...................................3

PHIL 3030 History of Modern Philosophy ...................................3

At least one (1) course in western religions ..................................3

At least one (1) course in non-western religions ..........................3

PHIL 4017 Ethical Theory .............................................................3

PHIL 4047 Philosophy of Religion ................................................3

PHIL 4950 Senior Seminar ...........................................................3

Additional Courses .........................................................................12

The last 12 hours may include any courses in philosophy or in religious studies; they may also include the following specific courses from other departments:

ENGL /RELI 3280 Mythology ............................................................ 3

ENGL /RELI 3700 The Bible as Literature .......................................... 3

ANTH 4250 Ethnomedicine ............................................................. 3

APST/RELI 3530 Religion in Appalachia ........................................... 3

HIST /RELI 3910 History of Christianity ............................................. 3

HIST /RELI 3920 History of Islam ..................................................... 3

HIST /RELI 4207/5207 Ancient Religions .......................................... 3

HIST 4387/5387 History of the Holocaust .......................................... 3


Degree Requirements for Bachelor of Arts (B. A.)
B.A. Requirements ................................................... 6 Credit Hours

Select MATH 1530, 1820, 1840, or 1910 ........................................ *

Foreign Language .............................................................................3

(See College of Arts and Sciences B.A.. and B.S. Degree Requirements; consult the Foreign Language

Department’s placement policy at http://www.etsu.edu/cas/language/students/placement.aspx)

One course of Non-United States History .......................................3

Minor Requirements ................................. 18-27 Credit Hours

Electives .................................................. 13-22 Credit Hours

Total Hours Required For Degree ............... 120 Credit Hours


Degree Requirements for Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
8 Credit Hours

MATH 1850 or 1910 .......................................................................... *

Science (in addition to General Education Core requirements) .....8

Minor Requirements ................................. 18-27 Credit Hours

Electives .................................................. 13-22 Credit Hours

Total Credit Hours Required For Degree .. 120 Credit Hours

B.S./S.S. Requirements ........................................... 3 Credit Hours

MATH 1530 .................................................................................... *

Single Laboratory Science ............................................................... *

Research ....................................................................................3

Minor Requirements ................................. 18-27 Credit Hours

Electives .................................................. 10-19 Credit Hours

Total Credit Hours Required For Degree .. 120 Credit Hours