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Belmont University Undergraduate Catalog 2016-17

Major in
Religion and the Arts (B.A.)

This major prepares the student to be an effective interpreter of Christianity in contemporary culture. An interdisciplinary degree that allows the student to combine the study of religion with the study of music, art, theater, dance, literature or writing, the degree creates opportunities for students to prepare for ministry in a wide variety of fields where faith intersects with culture.

Major in Religion and the Arts (B.A.) Hours
General Education Core Requirements B.A. 59-63
Prerequisites for Religion Major1 6
REL 1250, New Testament and Exegesis 3
REL 2350, Christian Doctrine1 3
Major Requirements 30
Core Emphasis 9
REL 1410, Vocation and Christian Life 1
REL 2410, Spiritual Formation 3
REL 2510, Christian Ethics 3
REL 4015, Colloquium2 2
Area Emphasis 21
REL 3380, Faith and Beauty 3
REL 3550, Faith and Popular Culture 3
Choose 2 from the following:
REL 4380, Theology and the Arts (3)
REL 4355, Theology and Worship Arts (3)
REL 4360, Theology and Literature (3)
REL 4390, Religion and the Arts Symposium 3
REL 4490, Religion and the Arts Internship 3
OT or NT Bibilical Studies Elective (3000 or 4000 level) 3
Minor Requirements 3 18
Electives 11-21
Total 128

1 REL 2350, Christian Doctrine is a prerequisite for the following: REL 2410 Spiritual Formation; REL 2510 Christian Ethics; all courses in Religion and Society division, in the Theological and Historical Division, and Biblical Studies Division.

2 Students take REL 4015 in the fall semester before the anticipated date of graduation.

Students must choose from one of the following minors to complete the Religion and the Arts major: English Literature, Writing, Music, Art History, Design Communications, Studio Art, Photography, Painting, Dance, Theatre and Drama, and Music Business. Please note that some minors are more than 18 hours, and should be reviewed in degree planning.