Twelve courses, including:
At least two seminars in the following:
At least one of the following survey courses:
At least one seminar in the following:
Although not required, the department encourages the study of foreign languages. Manhattanville offers courses in Arabic, Hebrew, Japanese, and Latin, all useful for research, preparation for graduate school or serious study of one or more world religions.
Students register for a one-credit seminar or independent study for World Religions majors in the second term of junior year, or one semester before they intend to do their project. A proposal with a description of the project and bibliography should be submitted to the student's faculty advisor and the Chair of the department by the end of September in the senior year. The project may be undertaken in connection with a 3000-level course that the student is taking or as a separate independent study or internship. Throughout the semester in which the project is done, the student and faculty advisor meet regularly; another faculty member then confers with the student and advisor to provide another perspective and to assign a grade.
Five courses, including Introduction to WREL 1014: Introduction to World Religions and at least two 3000 level seminar courses on two different world religions.
Departmental Honors in World Religions