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COLLEGE OF ARTS, HUMANITIES, AND SOCIAL SCIENCES The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Martin 126 660-543-4364 Fax 660-543-8006 ucmo.edu/cahss The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences is comprised of: • The Department of Communication and Sociology • The Department of English and Philosophy • The Department of Government, International Studies and Languages • The Department of History and Anthropology •The School of Visual and Performing Arts: The Department of Art and Design The Department of Music The Department of Theatre and Dance The back of this catalog includes course descriptions of all classes taught at the undergraduate level. Course descriptions can also be found online in MyCentral.

Religious Studies The Center for Religious Studies Wood 124 660-543-8674 ucmo.edu/religiousstudies

which will help to develop skills in problem solving, analyzing, and interpreting data. • Consider multiple perspectives, recognize biases, and cope with ambiguous points of view while listening carefully and thoughtfully to the ideas of others. • Develop a vocabulary rooted in the study of religions that will facilitate understanding of literatures, themes, and influences upon our society and the world. • Converse in an intelligent manner about a variety of cultures, beliefs, rituals, religious literatures, world systems, and ethical issues with people from around the globe. Sem. Hours MINOR REQUIREMENTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Choose from the following*: REL 1130 The Bible as Literature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 REL 1140 Ancient Israel & Judaism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 GE REL 1510 Exploring Religions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 REL 2110 Global Images of Jesus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 REL 2210 Religions in America . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 REL 2220 New Religions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 REL 2310 World Views & Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 REL 2410 Religions of Africa. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 REL 2510 Gender & Religions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 REL 3210 Comparative World Religions . . . . . . . . . . 3 REL 3220 Christianity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 REL 3230 Islam Yesterday & Today . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 REL 3240 Native American Religions . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 REL 3250 Shiva & Indian Religions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 REL 3260 Zen & Other Buddhist Sects . . . . . . . . . . . 3 REL 3900 Special Projects in Religion . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 REL 4410 Modern Religious Thought . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 REL 4520 Legal Issues & Religions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 REL 4900 Special Topics: Religion & Works . . . . . . . . 3 *Must include at least one upper-level (3000/4000) course to meet graduation requirements.

Communication and Sociology The Department of Communication and Sociology Martin 136 660-543-4840 ucmo.edu/comm

Center for Religious Studies Statement of Policy

Students are encouraged to seek advisement concerning courses taken toward a minor in Religious Studies from the Director of the Center for Religious Studies in Wood 124 or at selvidge@ucmo.edu.

RELIGIOUS STUDIES

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Minor for a Bachelor’s Degree UCM does not confer teacher certification for this minor. (839) The graduate with a minor in Religious Studies will use the knowledge, experience, and skills obtained when this program is completed to: • Recognize differences between the academic study of religions and the personal or corporate practice of religions. • Reflect upon personal values and value systems in a global environment by using symbolic approaches to describe problems, identify alternative solutions, and make reasoned choices among those solutions. • Compare and contrast definitions of religion and the opinions of scholars within the fields of Religious Studies. • Demonstrate awareness and recollection of a wide variety of religious beliefs and practices within a global, pluralistic, non-racist, and nonsexist perspective. • Recognize conflicts within and between value systems that may have their roots within religious traditions. • Comprehend a variety of methodologies used in the study of religions

Communication Mission Statement Within the framework of academic freedom, the Department of Communication and Sociology is committed to quality teaching guided by the goals and outcomes approved for every degree program offered within the department. As faculty, we are committed to guiding students toward the achievement of course goals and student outcomes through a strong theoretical approach appropriately applied through practical handson experiences. We recognize the link between research, scholarship and creative activities and encourage student collaboration. Our commitment to our students is to teach appropriate skills, but even more so to produce analytical, creative and responsible individuals. We view education as a collaborative effort between teacher and student, as we seek to learn from and inspire one another in the pursuit of life-long learning. Ultimately, it is our desire to prepare our graduates for successful employment in a variety of communication fields and to empower them to become productive members of society.

Admission Students entering the University of Central Missouri to pursue a degree in Communication Studies B.S., Digital Media Production B.S., or Public Relations B.S. should indicate their intentions to become a major of

The University of Central Missouri 2014 Undergraduate Catalog


UCM 2014 Undergraduate Catalog