The objectives of the religious studies major are best attained in the context of a liberal arts education the curriculum helps students develop the capacity for scholarship and disciplined thought on the subject of religion. People’s lives are often rooted in religious worlds that profoundly affect their experiences, politics, ethical, and aesthetic sensibilities our religious studies program educates students about the diversity of religious worlds and diversity within religions, including hinduism, buddhism, christianity, shinto, and religion in the united states. Because the field of religious studies is multidimensional, the program acquaints students with the diverse aspects of the phenomenon of religion students explore a wide range of religious traditions, theological perspectives, and ethical questions that are central in the formation of religious identity at the same time they develop a habit of thinking that is interdisciplinary, critical and. The religious studies program offers courses that foster the understanding of world religions and their influence on human behavior and world affairs.
Not only a matter of belief, religion also is a primary mode for creating a sense of belonging and influences the entire scope of human societies, including ethical and political systems. Help support continued excellence in our department ursa (undergraduate religious studies association) will be meeting on monday, sept 17, 5:30-7pm in sycamore 106, as professor heather blair talks about the religiosity of children's picture books kemper museum of contemporary art is excited to be expanding the museum’s full-time curatorial team with the addition of iu religious studies. Download the religious studies handout the importance of religion in world affairs has become very clear over the past few years the world is changing, and religious passion is at the heart of many of these changes. In the religious studies department, we help you reflect and think critically about your developing faith through the study of scripture, christian tradition, and religion and culture in today’s modern world.
Religious studies, alternately known as the study of religion, is an academic field devoted to research into religious beliefs, behaviors, and institutionsit describes, compares, interprets, and explains religion, emphasizing systematic, historically based, and cross-cultural perspectives. From politics and art to science and war, the study of religion opens a gateway to understanding the world around us religious literacy is key to global citizenship in the 21st century. What this handout is about this handout explains several common writing assignments in religious studies and discusses what is unique about writing in this discipline religious studies is an interdisciplinary field before starting on your writing assignment, you should know continued.
Research will be a crucial part of your work hamilton religious studies majors have, for instance, studied religious spaces in transition in a nearby city and the religious lives of local refugees. Religion is a central element in contemporary culture, politics, identity and conflict around the world in the religious studies program you will gain an understanding of how religion impacts our political and social systems, explore and analyze religious dimensions of life and culture, as well as develop critical thinking and writing skills. Religion studies the religion studies concentration is founded on the study of the ancient multicultural traditions of the mediterranean peoples, whose multiple worldviews gave rise to religious traditions that, together with the classical heritage, shaped successive western civilizations students begin with a core of classics courses, in order to understand the cultural context within which.
Majors in the religious studies department explore faith, spirituality, and history while examining the origins and development of the world’s major religious traditions—christianity, judaism, islam, buddhism, hinduism, sikhism, jainism, confucianism, taoism, and shinto. The school of historical, philosophical and religious studies offers an ma program in religious studies that emphasizes the comparative study of religions in order to understand religions' effects on cultures and the different ways people around the world reason, communicate, work, entertain, dress, eat and live reflecting the different areas of expertise of the acclaimed faculty, the. Regis university is inspired by the particular vision of st ignatius loyola, founder of the society of jesus (the jesuits), which poses the challenge to think critically, engage in personal reflection and serve those in need. Explore big questions about life, death, love, sin, freedom, grace, peace, justice, god, and the human community learn and live your own religious traditions while understanding and exploring the overall study of religion and theology. Learn, change, grow welcome to the religious studies programs at oakland university the university currently offers a general concentration in religious studies , as well as minors in islamic studies, judaic studies, and christianity studies in addition, if you wish to major in religious studies, you may petition the college “committee on instruction” with a specialized plan of study.
Religious studies - undergraduate study religious studies gives students the opportunity to investigate and reflect on the world's religions in an objective, critical, and appreciative manner. The department of religious studies the department of religious studies at brown university provides students with an understanding of a variety of religious traditions, an exposure to the academic approaches employed within the academic study of religion, as well as an opportunity to explore diverse intellectual, social-theoretical, cultural, and ethical issues that arise when one considers. The religious studies major integrates religion courses with a broad spectrum of other courses from the history, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, american studies, classics, and medieval studies departments. Uwest’s religious studies department specializes in the study of buddhism and comparative religion, with a strong emphasis on real-life application the religious studies department works closely with other departments, particularly buddhist chaplaincy and psychology, providing a bridge between the study of religion—past, present, and future—and the problems of modern life.
Our faculty is a group of well-educated, noted scholars in the field of religious studies who constantly develop learning opportunities as an undergraduate, you’ll receive individual attention from faculty on coursework and research projects—a huge distinguishing factor for ball state compared to other universities. Religious studies religion in its various forms is an integral part of all societies and cultures, past and present it continues to shape contemporary politics, global economics, and ethnic identity. Religious studies contact: miryam segal religious studies is an interdisciplinary program housed in the department of classical, middle eastern and asian languages and cultures (as of january 2014.
The department of religious studies emphasizes the human search for meaning and value in history the manner in which particular religious traditions, practices, thoughts, and orientations have evolved over time and the degree to which religious views and behaviors have interacted and continue to interact creatively with other systems of thought and other meaningful expressions of human activity. The department of religious studies at the university of colorado boulder combines the intimacy of a classic liberal arts education, the rigor of a strong graduate program, and a climate of engagement fostered by a research-dedicated faculty who bring teaching to life with diverse experiences and unique perspectives. The academic study of religion provides the student with the methodological orientation necessary to comprehend the central beliefs, ethical practices, ritual systems, and social institutions of diverse religious traditions in their historic, contemporary and global contexts. Mtsu’s new religious studies major is the first for a public university in middle tennessee the academic study of religion contributes to the wider study of global cultures and international affairs, as well as personal and collective identities.