Southwestern’s Religion program introduces students to a variety of global religious traditions, experiences and expressions, with the goal of creating an empathetic understanding of differences.
As an academic discipline, religious studies prepares students to better understand, compare, interpret, and analyze the diverse array of human expression known as “religious.” A guiding assumption in religious studies is that religion can and should be subjected to the types of critical analyses that are applied to other areas of the human social world. Religious studies is an inherently interdisciplinary field that utilizes the critical theories and tools from many other academic fields, such as: philosophy, art, history, sociology, anthropology, psychology, language studies, literature, politics, economics, cultural studies, gender studies and ethnic studies.
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Attend this session to learn more about the Religion major/minor. You do not need to be a declared major to attend. These sessions can help you plan your future semester courses.FIND OUT MORE