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
If you sign up a course with religious Studies professor Stephen Stern, be forewarned - he's going to mess with your head.
Take his Introduction to Religion class, for example.
"What is sacred?" he asks on the first day. Shrugs ripple through the room. "Is the American flag sacred?"