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Religious Studies & Ethics


The Arts & Humanities Department offers a minor in religious studies and ethics. The religious studies and ethics program offers courses in a range of areas, including world religions, ethics and society, theories and methods in the study of religion, scripture and its interpretation, and church history.

The program emphasizes critical thinking and writing in the area of religious studies and ethics. Students will gain a critical perspective on a variety of contemporary issues in these fields.  This knowledge can provide an excellent enhancement to the content of one’s major field of study at Olivet, whether this be history, sociology and anthropology, or journalism. It can also round out professional training in the sciences or business.

Click below for an overview of courses associated with this minor. We encourage you to speak with a faculty representative during your on-campus visit for detailed information about your specific program interests.

For an official description of courses and degree requirements for the 2020-21 academic year, please reference our academic catalog.