The Department of Religion offers a rich list of courses on a subject that you will encounter in many other departments, because religion is at the core of all cultures and societies. An objective understanding of this subject, therefore, is a crucial component of a liberal arts education.
The Department offers courses on the major religions of the ancient and modern world, as well as courses on religion and ethics, the nature of religious belief and language, myth and ritual, women and religion, and many other topics on the intermediate and advanced seminar levels. The Department also offers a foreign study program at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland.
Many students find that either a major or modified major in religion is an excellent choice for a concentration in the liberal arts.