Religion - A.B.

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Degree Requirements

Entrance Requirements for the Major

General Education Core Curriculum
(Selected with the advice of an academic advisor)

Areas I II III IV V
Area VI
Major Requirements
College-wide Requirements must be satisfied in order to graduate with this major
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 120 hours
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I. Foundation Courses (9 hours)

ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101E or ENGL 1101S 
ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1102E or ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1050H or ENGL 1060H  
MATH 1101 or MATH 1113 or MATH 2200 or MATH 2250 or MATH 2300H or MATH 2400 or MATH 2400H or MATH 2410 or MATH 2410H or STAT 2000
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II. Sciences (7-8 hours)

At least one of the physical science or life science courses must include a laboratory.
Physical Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): Please consider the Franklin College's Physical Sciences requirement when selecting courses from the Core Curriculum. Some courses approved for the core curriculum do not satisfy the Franklin College requirement. 
Life Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): Please consider the Franklin College's Biological Sciences requirement when selecting courses from the Core Curriculum. Some courses approved for the core curriculum do not satisfy the Franklin College requirement. 

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III. Quantitative Reasoning (3-4 hours)

No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

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IV. World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts (12 hours)

Note: Course credit received as a result of a score on a departmental foreign language placement test will not satisfy the General Education Core Curriculum requirements in Area IV, World Languages and Culture, Humanities and the Arts.
World Languages and Culture (9 hours)
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

Humanities and the Arts (3 hours)
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.
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V. Social Sciences (9 hours)

  • Students who have not met the Georgia and U.S. Constitution requirement by examination should enroll in POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H.
  • A passing grade on an examination on the history of the United States and Georgia is required to satisfy the United States and Georgia History Requirement for all persons receiving a baccalaureate degree from the University, unless exempted by one of the following courses: HIST 2111, HIST 2111E, HIST 2111H, HIST 2112, HIST 2112E, HIST 2112H, HIST 3080H. Examinations are given at University Testing Services. Reexamination is permitted. Contact University Testing Services at (706) 542-3183 for information.
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

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Area VI
Choose six (6) courses (1000/2000-level) from the following for a total of eighteen (18) hours:
One semester of a Foreign Language,
AFAM, AFST, ANTH, ARHI, ARID, ARST, ARTS, CLAS, CMLT, DRAM, HIST, MUSI, NAMS, PHIL, RELI*, SOCI, WMSTLACS 1000, LACS 2010 

*A minimum of 3 hours must be taken from RELI (1000/2000-level)
*A maximum of 6 hours may be taken from RELI (1000/2000-level)  

If any of the courses in Area VI have been used to satisfy Areas II-V of the Core Curriculum, General Electives may be taken here. (Refer to College-wide requirements when selecting General Electives) 

Note: Religion requires individual review of non-equivalent transfer courses before they can be used to satisfy Area VI and Major Requirements. 
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Major Requirements

A baccalaureate degree program must require at least 21 semester hours of upper division courses in the major field and at least 39 semester hours of upper division work overall.
Students in the Franklin College must earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or better in major required courses.
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Required Courses (21 hours)
(All RELI courses must receive a grade of "C" (2.0) or above to count toward the major.)

There are six (6) course categories. Students are required to take a minimum of at least one course in category one and at least one course in three of the other five different categories. Courses listed in more than one category may be used to satisfy requirements in only one of those categories. The remainder of the required 21 hours may be taken from any Religion courses (regardless of category) numbered 3000 or above.
 
Category 1 : Judaism and Christianity
*AFST(RELI) 3003RELI(GREK) 4089/6089
HIST(RELI) 3333RELI 4090/6090
RELI(AFAM) 3000*RELI 4101/6101
*RELI 3001*RELI 4102/6102
*RELI(HIST) 3150*RELI 4103/6103
RELI 4001/6001*RELI 4104/6104
RELI 4002/6002RELI 4105/6105
RELI 4003/6003RELI 4106/6106
RELI 4004/6004*RELI 4107/6107
RELI 4005/6005*RELI 4108/6108
RELI 4040/6040RELI 4109/6109
RELI 4070/6070RELI 4120/6120
RELI 4071/6071*RELI(AFAM) 4201/6201
RELI 4071H*RELI(AFAM) 4202/6202
*RELI 4072/6072*RELI(AFAM) 4203/6203
RELI 4073/6073*RELI 4204/6204
RELI 4074/6074*RELI(PHIL) 4500/6500
RELI 4075/6075*RELI 4520/6520
RELI 4080/6080*RELI 4530/6530
RELI 4081/6081*RELI 4600/6600
RELI 4082/6082RELI 4602/6602
RELI 4083/6083*RELI 4610/6610
RELI 4084/6084RELI 4611/6611
RELI 4085/6085RELI 4901/6901
RELI 4088/6088RELI 4902/6902
  
* This course is also listed in another category. Courses taken in one category CANNOT be used to satisfy another category as well. Courses cannot fulfill two categories at the same time.

Category 2: Religions of India, China, and Japan
RELI 3300RELI 4405/6405
RELI 4401/6401RELI 4406/6406
RELI 4402/6402*RELI 4410/6410
RELI 4403/6403RELI 4510/6510
RELI 4404/6404RELI 4910/6910
 
Category 3: Islam
RELI 3010RELI 4304/6304
RELI 4300/6300RELI 4305/6305
*RELI 4301/6301RELI(CMLT) 4307/6307
RELI 4302/6302RELI 4310/6310
RELI 4303/6303
  
* This course is also listed in another category. Courses taken in one category CANNOT be used to satisfy another category as well. Courses cannot fulfill two categories at the same time.

Category 4: Religions of the Americas
HIST(RELI) 4214/6214*RELI(AFAM) 4202/6202
*RELI(HIST) 3150*RELI(AFAM) 4203/6203
*RELI 4072/6072*RELI 4204/6204
*RELI 4107/6107*RELI(ANTH)(NAMS) 3901
*RELI(ANTH) 4110/6110*RELI(NAMS) 4705/6705
RELI(ANTH) 4111/6111*RELI(NAMS) 4710/6710
*RELI(AFAM) 4201/6201RELI 4905/6905

 * This course is also listed in another category. Courses taken in one category CANNOT be used to satisfy another category as well. Courses cannot fulfill two categories at the same time.

Category 5: Theory, Thought and Methods

*AFST(RELI) 3003RELI(ANTH) 4111/6111
*AFST(RELI) 3203* RELI 4204/6204
* AFST(RELI)(LACS) 4620/6620*RELI 4301/6301
*RELI 3001RELI 4400/6400
RELI 3030* RELI 4410/6410
* RELI(AFST) 3202*RELI(PHIL) 4500/6500
RELI 4090/6090* RELI 4520/6520
*RELI 4095/6095* RELI 4530/6530
RELI 4100/6100* RELI 4600/6600
* RELI 4101/6101RELI 4610/6610
* RELI 4102/6102RELI 4611/6611
* RELI 4103/6103* AFST(RELI)(LACS) 4620/6620
* RELI 4104/6104* RELI(AFST) 4625/6625
* RELI 4108/6108RELI(ANTH) 4640/6640
RELI 4109/6109*RELI(ANTH)(NAMS) 3901
* RELI(ANTH) 4110/6110
 
* This course is also listed in another category. Courses taken in one category CANNOT be used to satisfy another category as well. Courses cannot fulfill two categories at the same time.

Category 6: Indigenous Religions and Other Studies
*AFST(RELI) 3203 
*AFST(RELI)(LACS) 4620/6620 
* HIST(RELI) 4214/6214
* RELI(AFST) 3202
* RELI(AFST) 4625/6625
*RELI(ANTH)(NAMS) 3901
* RELI(NAMS) 4705/6705
* RELI(NAMS) 4710/6710
RELI 4907/6907
Any other course numbered 3000 or higher that is cross-listed in both RELI and AFST

* This course is also listed in another category.Courses taken in one category CANNOT be used to satisfy another category as well.Courses cannot fulfill two categories at the same time.
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General Electives (39 hours)
(Refer to College-wide requirements when selecting general electives.)
Upper division (18 hours)
Any level (21 hours)
All RELI courses must receive a grade of "C" (2.0) or above to count toward the major.
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(This total does not include the 1-hour P.E. requirement)
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