Resources for the study of religion at harvard are vast we offer courses in the whole range of religious traditions from the ancient zoroastrian tradition to modern christian liberation movements, islamic and jewish philosophies, buddhist social movements, and hindu arts and culture. Chapter 1: importance of religion and religious beliefs while religion remains important in the lives of most americans, the 2014 religious landscape study finds that americans as a whole have become somewhat less religious in recent years by certain traditional measures of religious commitment. Mtsu's new religious studies major is the first for a public university in middle tennessee the academic study of religion contributes to the wider study of global cultures and international affairs, as well as personal and collective identities.
Religious studies is the interdisciplinary, academic study of religious beliefs, behaviors, and institutions religion is a force in literature, art, music, politics, ethics, societal development, and economics. The university of north carolina phd in religious studies program offers areas of specialization in islamic studies, medieval and early modern studies, religion and culture, religion in the americas, religions of asia, early judaism, early christianity, and greco-roman religion. Religious studies 3679 popular culture and world religion the representation of religion in visual culture, in the united states and around the world the ways that religious traditions are represented or misrepresented the ways religious traditions appropriate popular culture for their own purposes new forms of religious practice and. A major in religious studies will help students understand and appreciate the complex ways in which religious traditions inform human thought and behavior a double major or a minor will also enhance a broad range of studies from politics and law to business and medicine.
Religious studies is an academic discipline that looks at religious phenomena worldwide from a variety of angles in order to understand the many roles that religion plays in human life to this end, students of religion learn to use a variety of theoretical analyses and methods. Middlebury college's department of religion's judicious major distribution requirements perfectly balance the study of a single religious tradition with comparative religious studies. Minoring in religious studies can enhance a student's' undergraduate education, whether their major is in the sciences, social sciences, or humanities students will specialize in one religious tradition and have the opportunity to study religion from a variety of perspectives.
All religious studies majors are required to take at least 1 course from each of 3 different religious traditions you can take more than 3 if you chose in selecting courses to fulfill this three religious traditions requirement, please review the classes below. Religious studies core spring 2018 course this course will cover the sacred texts of a variety of religious traditions and the basic theories and methods for. Religious studies at yale offers a curriculum of challenging course work that explores and critically analyzes religious traditions and systems of value it probes the history and meaning of rituals, canonical texts, and theological categories and how they have been shaped by and construct institutions, habits, hierarchies, and collectives.
Preparation for all advanced study in religious studies theory and method, as well as study of particular religious traditions satisfies the following gep requirements: humanities, global knowledge rel 210 religious traditions of the world. School of theology and religious studies- 2016-17 graduate announcements - the catholic university of america religion and culture david elliot, phd. The mormon studies council works closely with the religion department and school of arts and humanities to advance mormon studies at claremont graduate university the council seeks to foster interest in the study of the traditions descended from joseph smith in an academic context in which many religious traditions are studied alongside one. Religious studies students find many opportunities for practical experience leading to careers in the academic study of religion, in public service, in governmental and nongovernmental agencies and in professional careers in a variety of organizations, including all of the helping professions.
An online religious studies program provides students with a liberal arts education focusing on world religions, traditions, and theology religious studies degrees are designed for individuals interested in entering the ministry or working in religious organizations and education centers. While religious traditions constantly change, and new religions emerge in every historical time period, the new religious movements of the past century (many of which. Dr gbotokuma, associate professor african and african-american religious traditions dr hills, assistant professor gender & black church studies.