About the Department
The Religion Department views religion as a significant dimension of all human cultures,
past and present. The academic study of religion offers an interdisciplinary approach
to the ways in which human thought, values and ceremonies, literature, architecture,
art, community and politics are woven into a cultural religious fabric.
Our courses explore the religious traditions of Asia, the Middle East, Africa, the
Americas and Europe. We expect students to engage in critical and constructive thinking,
to develop their reading, writing and speaking skills, and to expand their aesthetic
In response to an ever-growing number of beliefs around the world, a minor in religious diversity will offer students the opportunity to grow their religious literacy and understand
diversity and pluralism within religious studies, and interactions among religions.
View annual colloquia posters for previous years' presentations.
Goals for the Major
What does a religion major do after graduating?
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