Recreation Ministry Minor

Requirements for a Minor in Recreation Ministry

Required Courses
Eighteen semester hours including the following:
REL 2480Introduction to Ministry3-4
or REL 3381 Communication in Ministry
RLS 3302Program Planning in Leisure Services3
RLS 4395Principles of Church Recreation3
Select six hours of 3000-4000 level REL courses from two of the three following areas:6
Biblical Studies
Biblical Journeys in the Holy Land
Psalms and Wisdom Literature
Archaeology and the Bible
Interpreting the Old Testament
Jesus and the Gospels
The Johannine Literature
Paul and His Writings
The General Epistles
Interpreting the New Testament
Archaeology and the Ancient Near East
Topics in Old Testament Studies
Topics in New Testament Studies
Palestinian Archaeology
Historical Studies
Introduction to Church History
Women in Christian History
New Religious Movements in the United States
World Religions
History of Roman Catholicism
History of Protestantism
Baptist Life and Thought
Introduction to Religion in America
Women in Religion in America
Christian Missions
Topics in Islam
Topics in Asian Religions
Theological Studies
Introduction to Christian Theology
Religion and Literature
Christian Ethics
War and Peace in the Christian Tradition
Christianity and Films
Augustine's Theological Development
Christian Literary Classics
Contemporary Christian Ethics Theory
Environmental Ethics
Select three semester hours from the following:3
Leisure and Lifestyle Well-Being
Leadership and Facilitation in Leisure Services
Theory & Practice of Outdoor Adventure Programs
Risk Management in HHPR
Outdoor Education
Leisure Service Management
Facilities and Equipment in HHPR
Considerations for Diverse Populations in Leisure Programming
Additional Requirements
A grade of “C-” or better is required in each course applied to this minor
Total Hours18-19

The following courses will not be accepted for credit toward this minor:

REL 3339Law and Religion in the United States3
REL 3348The Holocaust3
REL 3396Christianity and Films3
REL 4348Modern Judaism 3
REL 4396Religion and Sport3
REL 4398Sports-Related Ethics3