2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog - Belmont University


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  
Core Emphasis    
    REL 3400, Ministry in Focus Seminars2 0
    REL 1410, Vocation and Christian Life 1  
    REL 2410, Spiritual Formation 3  
    REL 2510, Christian Ethics 3  
    REL 4015, Colloquium3 2  
Area Emphasis    
    REL 3380, Faith and Beauty 3  
    REL 3550, Faith and Popular Culture 3  
    Choose Two:
    REL 4380, Theology and the Arts, 
    
REL 4355, Theology and Worship Arts,
    REL 4360, Theology and Literature
6  
    REL 4390, Religion and the Arts Symposium
    REL 4490, Religion and the Arts Internship
    OT or NT Bibilical Studies Elective (3000 or 4000 level)
3
3
3
 
Total in Major   30
Minor Requirements 4   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 will take one REL 3400 Ministry in Focus per semester for a total of eight seminars required for graduation or one for every semester a student is a Religion major.

3 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.