In this program, undergraduates explore religion as one of humankind’s primary responses to and expressions of the human condition. Through readings and discussion, students gain an appreciation of the challenges and possibilities inherent in undertaking a critical, disciplined study of religion.
As a base for further work, students take courses in basic problems in the study of religion, strategies in the interpretation of religion, issues in the self-interpretation of religion, and religious literature and expression. Other course work includes Western and non-Western civilization studies as well as offerings on aspects of religion from throughout the University. Majors complete an in-depth senior project.