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The study of religion provides all the benefits of any other liberal arts humanities major, and the department offers a diverse curriculum. Faculty specialize in different geographic regions, time periods, and methodologies, and we bring the breadth of our global experience into the classroom. We can acquaint you with the cultures of the Middle East, South Asia, East Asia, Europe, and the Americas.
In this increasingly globalized world, we work with people from many different cultures in our careers, and it is imperative that we be able to communicate with one another. Religious studies courses implicitly train students to re-evaluate their own most deeply held values and beliefs. They encourage critical thinking--that is, objective, informed, and balanced insight and analysis--which can facilitate open-mindedness and communication.