Department of Religious Studies
College of Arts & Sciences
109 Foust Building
Charles D. Orzech, Associate Professor and Head of Department
Professor Levinson; Associate Professors Hart, Krueger, Ramsey; Assistant Professor Grieve; Lecturers Haus, Headington, Sopper
The Department of Religious Studies investigates a variety of religious traditions, movements, and expressions that play important roles either historically or in contemporary cultures.
Courses are organized in two concentrations:
The Department teaches courses on such traditions as Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Shinto, and Taoism. Historical studies include courses about religions in African, Asian, Middle East, European, and American (especially United States) history. Theoretical studies include courses on religious philosophies, religious ethics, and theologies, as well as political, social, and psychological accounts of religious life. Cultural studies include courses that investigate the role religion plays in politics, economics, social movements, arts, sciences, as well as diverse forms of personal conduct.
Religious Studies Courses Meeting General Education Core and Marker Credit