Minor Requirements


The minor requires 18 credits in approved Religious Studies courses, including at least 9 upper-division (numbered 300 and above) credits taken in residence at UWM. Students may take courses in the Religious Studies curricular area (RELIGST) as well as courses from the approved list below. Students must complete coursework from at least two different curricular areas.

In addition, the minor must include courses dealing with two different religious traditions. (RELIGST 101 may not be used in fulfilling this requirement.) The College requires that students earn at least a 2.0 GPA on all UWM courses attempted for the minor. A 2.0 GPA also is required on all minor credits attempted, including any transfer work. 

To discuss the minor, please contact Program Director David Divalerio at divaleri@uwm.edu.

Approved Religious Studies Content Courses

AFRIC 311African Religious Thought and Social Organizations (Indigenous religions)3
AFRIC 312The Church in African-American Life (Christianity)3
AIS 106Anishinaabe Ethnobotany: Plants in Anishinaabe Philosophy3
AMLLC 240Vampires: From Slavic Village to Hollywood (Indigenous religions)3
ANTHRO 203Indigenous Religions (Indigenous religions)3
ANTHRO 305The Celtic World3
ANTHRO 314American Indian Societies and Cultures (Indigenous religions)3
ANTHRO 326Peoples and Cultures of South Asia3
ANTHRO 351Anthropological Theories of Religion3
ANTHRO 543Cross-Cultural Study of Religion3
ANTHRO 544Religious Giving in Anthropological Perspective3
ARABIC 101First Semester Arabic5
ARABIC 102Second Semester Arabic5
ARABIC 390Islam: Religion and Culture (Islam)3
ARABIC 111Cultures and Civilizations of the Muslim Middle East (Islam)3
ARTHIST 104African, New World and Oceanic Art and Architecture3
ARTHIST 105Asian Art and Architecture3
ARTHIST 237Northern Renaissance Art3
ARTHIST 241Introduction to Baroque Art3
ARTHIST 251Introduction to the Art and Architecture of Latin America3
ARTHIST 255Survey of Italian Renaissance Painting and Sculpture3
ARTHIST 270Pre-Columbian Art, Myth, and Legacy (Indigenous religions)3
ARTHIST 281Modern and Contemporary Chinese Art3
ARTHIST 312Minoan and Mycenaean Art and Archaeology3
ARTHIST 314Art and Archaeology of the Ancient Near East3
ARTHIST 315Art and Archaeology of Ancient Egypt (Indigenous religions)3
ARTHIST 316Roman Art and Archaeology (Indigenous religions)3
ARTHIST 323Age of Apocalypse: Western European Art after the First Millennium3
ARTHIST 324Early Christian and Byzantine Art and Architecture (Christianity)3
ARTHIST 325Early Medieval Art in the West3
ARTHIST 326Chivalry and Spirituality: French Gothic Art and Architecture3
ARTHIST 327Caliphs, Emirs, & Kings: Art & Architecture of Medieval Spain (Islam)3
ARTHIST 333High Renaissance Art in Italy3
ARTHIST 371African Art (Indigenous religions)3
ARTHIST 372Art of the Inca and their Ancestors (Indigenous religions)3
ARTHIST 373Art of Ancient Mexico and Central America (Indigenous religions)3
ARTHIST 375Art of the Aztec Empire (Indigenous religions)3
ARTHIST 380Chinese Painting3
ARTHIST 382Chinese Art and Architecture3
ARTHIST 383Japanese Art and Architecture3
ARTHIST 386Art, Ritual, and Ethnicity of China3
ARTHIST 387Buddhist Art and Architecture (Buddhism)3
ARTHIST 412Cities and Sanctuaries of Ancient Greece (Indigenous religions)3
ARTHIST 431Renaissance Architecture in Italy3
ARTHIST 474Maya Art (Indigenous religions)3
CELTIC 133Celtic Crossings: Overview of the History and Cultures of the Celtic World3
CLASSIC 170Classical Mythology (Indigenous religions)3
CLASSIC 201Introduction to Greek Life and Literature3
CLASSIC 202Introduction to Roman Life and Literature3
CLASSIC 274Ancient Egyptian Civilization (Indigenous religions)3
CLASSIC 301The Life and Literature of Classical Athens: Herodotus and Dramatists3
CLASSIC 302War and Politics in Ancient Greece3
CLASSIC 303The Life and Literature of the Roman Empire3
CLASSIC 370Hittite Myth and History (Indigenous religions)3
CLASSIC 351Ancient Greek Religion (Indigenous religions)3
CLASSIC 390Egyptian Mythology (Indigenous religions)3
COMPLIT 231Literature and Religion:3
ENGLISH 454Milton (Christianity)3
GEOG 333Muslim Geographies: Identities and Politics (Islam)3
GLOBAL 371Rethinking Global Security3
HEBREW 201Third-Semester Hebrew (Judaism)4
HEBREW 202Fourth-Semester Hebrew (Judaism)4
HEBREW 301Modern Hebrew Literature I in Hebrew (Judaism)3
HEBREW 302Modern Hebrew Literature II in Hebrew (Judaism)3
HIST 175East Asian Civilization to 16003
HIST 131World History to 15003
HIST 201The Ancient World: The Near East and Greece (Buddhism)3
HIST 202The Ancient World: The Roman Republic and Empire3
HIST 274Ancient Egyptian Civilization (Indigenous religions)3
HIST 280Islamic Civilization: The Formative Period, ca. 500-1258 (Islam)3
HIST 282The Modern Middle East in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries3
HIST 284Buddhism Across Asia (Buddhism)3
HIST 303A History of Greek Civilization: The Greek City-State3
HIST 304A History of Greek Civilization: The Age of Alexander the Great (Indigenous religions)3
HIST 307A History of Rome: The Republic (Indigenous religions)3
HIST 308A History of Rome: The Empire (Indigenous religions)3
HIST 318Medieval Civilization: The High Middle Ages3
HIST 319The Era of the Crusades (Christianity)3
HIST 329The Roman Catholic Church, 1500 to the Present (Christianity)3
HIST 330The Papacy in History (Christianity)3
HIST 358The Jews of Modern Europe: History and Culture3
HIST 364The Holocaust: Anti-Semitism & the Fate of Jewish People in Europe, 1933-453
HIST 370Topics in the History of Religious Thought:3
HIST 379Introduction to Jewish History3
HIST 380Buddhism: A Cultural History (Buddhism)3
HIST 386Africans in World History: Communities, Cultures, and Ideas3
HIST 393History of Mexico3
HIST 452History of Religion in American Life to 18703
HIST 453History of Religion in American Life Since 18703
HIST 454God at the Movies: American Religion in Fiction and Film3
HIST 594Methods and Theory in the Historical Study of Religion:3
ITALIAN 333Dante's Divine Comedy in Translation (Christianity)3
JEWISH 100Introduction to Judaism (Judaism)3
JEWISH 101Jewish Culture in America: History, Literature, Film (Judaism)3
JEWISH 131Introduction to Biblical Studies (Judaism)3
JEWISH 230Bible Stories (Judaism)3
JEWISH 231Introduction to the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible (Judaism)3
JEWISH 232Survey of the Literature of the Post-Biblical Period (Judaism)3
JEWISH 234Survey of Modern Hebrew and Jewish Literature in Translation (Judaism)3
JEWISH 235The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bible (Judaism)3
JEWISH 261Representing the Holocaust in Words and Images (Judaism)3
JEWISH 282Jewish Identity in Contemporary America (Judaism)3
JEWISH 331Topics in Biblical Literature:3
JEWISH 332Women in the Bible (Judaism)3
JEWISH 358The Jews of Modern Europe: History and Culture (Judaism)3
JEWISH 368Jewish and Christian Responses to the Holocaust (Judaism)3
JEWISH 379Introduction to Jewish History (Judaism)3
JEWISH 411Old Testament Texts:3
JEWISH 449Modern Jewish Thought (Judaism)3
LATIN 306Readings in Latin Literature:3
PHILOS 204Introduction to Asian Religions3
PHILOS 207Religion and Science3
PHILOS 250God, Faith and Reason3
PHILOS 304Buddhist Philosophy (Buddhism)3
PHILOS 350Introduction to the Comparative Study of Religion3
PHILOS 431History of Medieval Philosophy (Christianity)3
PHILOS 461Islamic Philosophy and Mysticism (Islam)3
PHILOS 474Contemporary Religious Thought:3
PHILOS 475Special Topics in Indian Religious Thought:3
POL SCI 215Ethnicity, Religion and Race in American Politics3
RUSSIAN 361Russian and Slavic Folklore3