Department of Religion

Traditions

The Department of Religion is dedicated to the academic study of various faiths and of social and cultural phenomena affected by religions. At both the undergraduate and graduate levels, students are encouraged to develop an understanding of multiple religious traditions in their regional and historical contexts. Whatever the student's special focus, the informed appreciation of the beliefs and values of multiple cultures is an essential dimension of education for today's world.

The Department's graduate programs provide advanced training in the study of major world religions (Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism) as well as traditions in particular regional contexts: Religions of Iran, Religions of Southern Asia, and Religions of China and Tibet.

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