Jul 15, 2024  
2024-25 Western Washington University Catalog 
2024-25 Western Washington University Catalog

Religion and Culture Minor

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Department of Global Humanities and Religions, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

30 credits


The Minor in Religion and Culture provides scholarly, critical, nonsectarian study of religions. Students study religious beliefs, practices, identities and organizations, and how they have influenced and been influenced by other aspects of society and culture. It encompasses the study of multiple religious traditions with origins in varied parts of the world, both historically and in the modern era, and with attention to cross-cultural interaction.  

For more information or advising, contact the Minor Advisor or the Global Humanities and Religions Department Office.

Why Consider a Religion and Culture Minor?

Solid knowledge and understanding of a key facet of human history, societies, and cultures.

 Contact Information

Minor Advisor
Jonathan Miran
Bond Hall 166

Academic Department Manager
Maureen Christman
Bond Hall 152

 Sample Careers

Attorney | Teacher | Professor | Librarian | Writer | Business Administrator | Historian | Non-Profit Organization Administrator | Congressional Aide | Research Assistant | Editor | Lobbyist

 Major/Career Resources


How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):

Contact the Minor Advisor (Prof. Jonathan Miran) as soon as possible. There are no prerequisites for declaring the minor. 

Grade Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.


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