Effective Fall 2015

Students can both major and minor in Near Eastern Studies if different languages are used toward each.

Students interested in the minor in Early Christian Studies should develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the appropriate advisor. Appointments are scheduled in the department office.

The minor in Early Christian Studies provides students with the opportunity of gaining fundamental knowledge of early Christianity in its Near Eastern and Classical contexts, through the study of lower and upper level language and humanities courses in the Near Eastern Studies and Classical Studies Departments.

Prerequisites to the Minor

  1. ACABS 122/ RELIGION 122: Introduction to the New Testament
  2. Three terms of classical or koine Greek

Requirements for the Minor

At least 16 credit hours of courses to be chosen from the following categories.

  1. At least one broad introductory course 
    • in the fundamentals of early Christianity (ACABS 221: Jesus and the Gospels),
    • in early Christianity in its Near Eastern context (ACABS 200: Introduction to World Religions: Near Eastern Religions),
    • in early Christianity in its Mediterranean context (HISTORY 201: The Roman Empire and its Legacy). 

    • 4 credits minimum
  2. At least two upper-level courses in the literature of early Christianity in the original Greek ( GREEK 307, 308, 427, 428, 429 and courses currently under development). 
      6 credits minimum
  3. At least two upper level (300-400 level) courses in early Christianity and its Mediterranean roots.
    • ACABS 322, 323, 421, 491 (section subtitled Jewish Life in Late Antiquity)
    • CLARCH 442
    • CLCIV 456, 466, 476
    • HISTORY 307, 405
    • HISTART 442
    • RELIGION 359, 468, 476
  •          6 credits minimum


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