- An introductory knowledge of subject matter within a broad array of sub-disciplines
within the field of religion.
- A capacity to understand different kinds of religious phenomena—including
texts, practices, experiences, historical events, communities and ideas—through
a variety of interpretive lenses.
- Experience with ways of developing a sympathetic understanding of diverse
religious traditions, engaging in thoughtful reflection on religious questions
and traditions, and participating in constructive dialogue with others.
- An acquaintance with and an ability to employ theories of and methods for
- A demonstrated ability to conduct research in religious studies and to articulate
ideas coherently both in speech and in writing.