The study of religion examines religion in cultures and societies. Knowledge of world religions provides a fuller understanding of humankind in its historical and cultural contexts.
|Introduction to the Study of Religion||3cr|
|Role of Religion in Society||3cr|
|Comparative Religion/World Religion or two courses covering different religions||3cr|
|Electives in Religion||6cr|
|Remaining credits should help form a cohesive concentration and meet the outcomes outlined above and the academic goals of the student.
This includes: History of Medieval Europe, Renaissance and Reformation, Bible as Literature,
Archaeology: Interpreting the Past, Ancient Near Eastern Myth and Literature, Ethical
Issues, Judaic Studies, Pastoral Counseling, or history of any religion
Student Learning Outcomes
Students who graduate with a concentration in Religious Studies will be able to:
- explain the phenomenon of how religion develops and manifests itself in a culture;
- demonstrate a broad range of understanding of the nature, history and geographic distribution of the religions in the world today, including Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism and animism;
- demonstrate expertise in one religion in particular, including exposure to the texts, history and practices of that religion; and
- articulate the role of religion in culture, and other expressions of culture, as well as its manifestations in politics, history, art and science.