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Resources for Majors

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Planning the path to your career
Choosing your courses
Conducting research
Preparing for grad school
Funding your learning

Have you checked out CRSA?

You don't have to be a major to take part in the Comparative Religion Student Association. But if you are a major, joining CRSA would make a natural co-curricular addition to your résumé--not to mention providing you with leadership opportunities.

Planning the path to your career

CAS Advising: What can I do with a major in comparative religion?
An intro to marketable competencies and careers, with links to further online resources.

Career Services: Comparative religion
Links to internship and job boards, mostly for work in religious institutions.

Choosing your courses

Course List (online search form)
To search for courses being offered at Miami in a specific semester.

General Bulletin: Religion, Comparative (REL)
To read official descriptions for all REL courses.

General Bulletin: Cognate departments' course lists
Any course listed on the following web pages could count toward the "related hours" requirement in the Comparative Religion major. (Remember that 9 of your related hours must be 300-level or above.)

American Studies
Black World Studies
Latin Language and Literature
Political Science
Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

Other related programs
In addition to the cognate departments listed above, members of our department's faculty are affiliated with these programs at Miami.

Asian and Asian American Studies (Liz Wilson)
Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies (Scott Kenworthy)
International Studies* (Nathan French)
Jewish Studies (Hillel Gray)
Middle East and Islamic Studies (Nathan French)

World Languages (CAS)
Info about language learning resources and related majors/minors available at Miami.

Conducting research

King Library: ATLA database
The main reference database for locating scholarly articles on religion.

King Library: Comparative Religion subject guide
Additional suggestions for research databases in the study of religion.

Preparing for grad school

Present your research
Start to build your curriculum vitae by giving a conference paper or poster presentation. Here are some opportunities for undergraduates.

AAR Midwest Region (Submission deadline: In January)
Held in late spring.

Undergraduate Research Forum (Submission deadline: Early spring)
Held at Miami in late spring.

Professional associations
If you are a senior applying to grad school, ask the department chair about being sponsored for a student membership in one of these organizations.

American Academy of Religion (AAR)
Society of Biblical Literatures (SBL)

Funding your learning

Department funding: Experiential Learning Grants
Available to students of Comparative Religion for special learning experiences or professional development.