The Religious Studies Major
The program in Religion offers students the opportunity to acquire an understanding of religious experience within its social, historical, literary, and political context. Students study specific religious traditions such as Judaism, Islam, and Hinduism and using a comparative approach they explore themes across faith traditions. Through the major, a student will have the opportunity to study a range of religions and a variety of methods of understanding the key dimensions of religious life.
- Standard Religion Major
Offers students a maximum number of electives so they may choose in accordance with their own backgrounds and interests.
- Minor in Religious Studies
Provides a short form of the religious studies major that can be accomplished while majoring in another field. The elective selection can be tailored to the needs of the student's major.
- Combined majors in Jewish Studies and Religion and International Affairs and Religious Studies.
The Religious Studies major is designed to provide the student with an introduction to a variety of religious traditions along with the analytical tools necessary to explore religious theology and praxis across five categories: Comparative Religion, traditions that emerge from the ancient Mediterranean and African worlds, traditions that emerge from Asia, Religion and Culture, and Texts.