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Humanities: Religion

The Humanities encompasses a broad spectrum of disciplines. The Humanities classes include those in the liberal arts that promote critical thinking, analysis, and creativity. Majors may include: English, History, Religion, Art History, Philosophy, Languag


What is Religious Studies?

Religious Studies

All the religious traditions teach about ultimate values and their relationship to our worldly lives.  How religious thinkers — and the scholars who study them — develop their ideas about human rights, law, and gender relations from primary sources, and how this changes over time, is an essential part of the academic study of religion.  Some of the traditions are the oldest extant bodies of thought.  The religions of the world are an ancient and living source for values.  The courses in religious studies focus on the study of sources, history, nature, and the relevance of religion.


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