Religious Studies Department

Religious Studies Department Learning Goals

  1. An introductory knowledge of subject matter within a broad array of sub-disciplines within the field of religion.
  2. A capacity to understand different kinds of religious phenomena—including texts, practices, experiences, historical events, communities and ideas—through a variety of interpretive lenses.
  3. 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.
  4. An acquaintance with and an ability to employ theories of and methods for studying religion.
  5. A demonstrated ability to conduct research in religious studies and to articulate ideas coherently both in speech and in writing.