Religion shapes individuals, societies, and history. We strive to understand its effects on a globalized world. Our non-sectarian, multi-disciplinary curriculum examines many traditions: Judaic, Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Islamic, Native American, and more.
Photographs of southwest China, taken during an ASIANetwork student trip led by Department of Religious Studies Professor Deborah Sommer.View Photos on Flickr
A three-time winner of the Student Senate's award for excellence in teaching, religious studies Prof. Charles "Buz" Myers is committed to helping students wrestle with the deepest questions.
In his first-year seminar, Death and the Meaning of Life, students examined the topic through lenses such as popular music and culture, medicine, business, and psychology. Questions ranged from "Is there an afterlife?" to "How should I treat my elders, my peers, and my juniors who will predecease or survive me?"