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Welcome to the Religious Studies Program

Religion is a dynamic force in the lives of many people. It shapes the literature, politics, art, and economics of virtually every society and civilization. The academic study of religion will help you acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for navigating a world in which religion plays so important a role.

Religious Studies Minor

Total Credits Required for Minor16
Required Courses8
AN 312 Religion and Society, or4
     SO 312 Religion and Society (4 cr.) 
PL 270 World Religions4
Choose eight credits from the following list:* 
EN 112 Mythology (4 cr.) 
EN 310 Literature and the Bible (4 cr.)  
EN 422 Milton (3-4 cr.) 
HP 225A Yoga - Beginning (1 cr.) 
HP 225B Yoga - Intermediate (1 cr.) 
HP 225C Yoga - Pilates (1 cr.) 
HS 252 History of the Middle East since 600 (4 cr.)  
HS 304 The Middle Ages (4 cr.) 
HS 305 Renaissance-Reformation Europe (4 cr.) 
HS 316 Holocaust (4 cr.) 
LB 121 Origins of Western Values: Greeks and the Bible (4 cr.)  
NAS 240 Sacred Ground: Native Peoples, Mother Earth and Popular Culture (4 cr.) 
NAS 330 Native Cultures and the Dynamics of Religious Experience (4 cr.)  
PL 280 Philosophy of Religion (4 cr.) 
PS 321 Politics in Islamic Nations (4 cr.)  
* Other courses with a focus on religious studies will count if approved by an adviser.  


A number of faculty at Northern have teaching or research interests relating to religion:
Derek Anderson Education, Leadership, and Public Service
Antony Aumann Philosophy (Religious Studies Program Coordinator)
Gabriel Noah Brahm, Jr. English
Grace Chaillier Native American Studies
Caroline Cheng Social Work
Micahel Crum Business
Lynn Domina English
Nick Dupras History
Maria Formolo Health and Human Performance
Robert Goodrich History
Lynne Johnson English
Mitchell Klett Education
Jamie Logsdon Kuehnl English
Weronika Kusek Earth, Environmental, and Geographical Sciences
April Lindala Native American Studies
Meghan McCune Anthropology
Rachel Nye Nursing
Catherine Oliver Library Liaison for Religious Studies/Philosophy
Jon Sherman Modern Languages and Literatures
Robert Whalen English
Alan Scot Willis History
David Wood English
Brian Zinser Business

Contact Information

Antony Aumann, Coordinator
Religious Studies Program
239 Gries Hall
Northern Michigan University
1401 Presque Isle Avenue
Marquette, MI 49855

phone: (906) 227-1682
fax: (906) 227-2229