Religion

Course Overview

Develop strong critical reading and writing skills in coursework that involves the many dimensions of human life. Religion majors and minors explore how people conceive of life in relation to that which is ultimate by looking at rituals, writings, artifacts, and other cultural practices.

  • Jump right in to explore the depths of human life and thought, through courses covering the major world religions and Christianity from a variety of angles.
  • Study at a university whose historic relationship with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) affirms that the study of religion is integral in a liberal arts and sciences education.
  • Become eligible for grants of up to one-half tuition if you are planning a full-time church vocation in a local faith community.

Course Examples by Year

Fr

Understanding Religion (either Communities, Text & Ideas, or Society an Culture)

So

Sophomore Seminar

Jr

God in Modern Thought
Mysticism
Digital Religion
Islam in America

Sr

Senior Seminar
Religion and Violence
Issues in Biblical Interpretation
Women in American Religion
Religion, Art, and Visual Culture
Love and Sex in the Biblical World
Jesus and the Gospels
Religion and Science
Latina/o Religion, Law, and Identity

Where Graduates Go

Many Religion graduates pursue church related vocations like ordained ministry, religious education, church music, or pastoral counseling. Recent graduates have continued their education at Harvard,
University of Chicago, Yale, Emory, and Duke, to name a few. Others begin careers in social work, teaching, medicine, law, business, or public service. John Kerry, Secretary of State, recently said, “If I went back to college today, . . . I would probably major in comparative religion. . . .”