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All students must complete at least 36 credits in addition to fulfilling the language requirement. Generally this program is completed within two years.
Students must complete the third year of a language appropriate for utilizing primary sources in the chosen concentration as well as develop a first-year reading knowledge of a secondary foreign language necessary for reviewing published research in the chosen area (e.g., German, French, Italian, Dutch, Spanish).
Basic Competency Certification
Students must achieve a basic competency in the history of world religions. This can be done either through examination or by completing JSIS B 201 and 202 or their equivalents.
JSIS B 501
The Study of Religion. Examines scholarly approaches used in the study of religion.
JSIS B 502
Religion in Comparative Perspectives. Comparative study of several religious traditions, organized around a specific theme or topic, e.g., "ritual," "gender," etc.
Historical Relations Between Religious Traditions- Elective
Selected from courses on the history of regions where two or more religious traditions have come into contact with one another.
Other Coursework Requirements
Major Concentrations - Students complete 4 to 5 courses in a chosen concentration. Primary concentrations are available in:
Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near East
Religion and Culture
Minor Concentration - Students complete two or more courses in a chosen secondary concentration. Secondary concentrations are available in the following, and others by special arrangement:
Religion in America
East Asian religions
Final Exam and Paper(s)
Students submit either one or two research papers to a supervisory committee, which also oversees both a written and oral exam.
For more information, contact the Comparative Religion Graduate Adviser.
|Program Coordinator, Loryn Paxton|
|Thomson Hall, room 433|
|Seattle, WA 98195|
|Graduate Advising, Paula Milligan|
|Student Advising, Linda Iltis|
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