Religious Studies

Program(s) Offered: Major, Minor

Courses in Religious Studies are designed to enrich the student’s education by presenting an opportunity to investigate this important aspect of human life and culture in an objective manner, utilizing standard disciplines of academic learning.

The Religious Studies curriculum is designed to relate the phenomenon of religion to the totality of human existence. In our liberal arts context this means raising the consciousness of potentially every student to the pervasive and often hidden influence of religious ideas and value commitments in his or her personal life and cultural heritage. It also means fostering and developing those critical and reflective habits of mind that enable a person to deal with religious phenomena in a mature, intelligent, informed, sensitive, responsible, personally satisfying and fulfilling way.