Why Study Religion?
To explore how humans understand and experience the sacred, the self, and the world.
To celebrate the complexity and variety within religious life and thought.
To cultivate skills of reading, speaking, and writing.
To share in the delight of asking--and even risking answers to--questions about the meaning of life and the sources of human and social transformation.
To experience the knowledge that arises from an appreciation of the place of religion in human experience.
The study of Religion can provide excellent preparation for a variety of careers, such as law, teaching, counseling, business, journalism, politics, writing, medicine, and the arts. Find courses here.
Reflections on the Study of Religion
- Read Professor Mark Wallace's essay Why Study Religion?
- Read Professor Steven Hopkins' Reflections on Teaching