RLST 100 (Introduction to Religious Studies) is a course intended primarily for first and second year students; it familiarizes students with the academic study of religion (its methods and approach), as well as with specific iterations of religion, and is required of all majors and minors.

RLST 140 (Interfaith Dialogue) introduces students to the reality of religious pluralism and explores ways to promote discussion across multiple religious traditions.

Please note that many (though not all) of our 200 level courses, which focus more on specific religious traditions and prominent themes across multiple traditions, are also open to first year students; check the course schedule for prerequisites.