Contact Info


Phone: (504) 866-8793

Director: Ronna Burger, Department of Philosophy

Secretary: Nancy Tatarski

Myra Clare Rogers Memorial Chapel:

Newcomb Campus
1229 Broadway St.
New Orleans, LA 70118
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Tulane Religious Studies Minor

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Religion is and always has been a central feature of human life, for individuals and communities.  The interdisciplinary field of Religious Studies enables students to approach it from different perspectives: philosophical, historical, political, sociological, anthropological and literary.

Minor Requirements:

5 courses (15 hours), completed with a grade of C or better, courses in at least 2 distinct areas or disciplines, and at least 2 at the 3000-level or higher. Eligible courses already taken can count toward the degree. (In accordance with SLA rules, courses taken for this Minor cannot overlap with another Minor, and cannot be included in 27 credit hours for a Major.)

Eligible Courses:

Courses can be found each semester on the Class Schedule under “Religious Studies” (RLST) as well as in listings of particular departments. Sample courses, recently or soon to be offered:

Religions of the World
Ancient Christianity
Medieval Religious Culture
Introduction to Jewish Civilization
Religion and Society in Golden Age Spain
Music, Religion, Spirit
Magic, Witchcraft, and Religion
History of Voodoo & African-Derived Religions in the Americas
Philosophy of Religion
Bible and Philosophy
Culture and Religion
Sociology of Religion
Hindu Religion and Tradition
History of Islam
The Many Faces of Islam
Religious Tolerance and Co-Existence (with service learning)


Ronna Burger, Dept. of Philosophy:
or Nancy Tatarski, Judeo-Christian Studies:

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000