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 awareness.

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

Major/Minor Worksheet

What does a religion major do after graduating?

View student research projects

Contact Us

Religion Department
Illinois Wesleyan University
PO Box 2900
Bloomington IL 61702-2900