Religious Studies Intercollegiate Program
Student Learning Outcomes

Students majoring in Religious Studies will:

  • 1. Gain familiarity with at least two religious traditions and be able to engage in informed discussion of its beliefs, history, and practice.
  • 2. Show proficiency in a variety of approaches to the study of religion (e.g. philosophical, anthropological, historical, feminist, postcolonial), understand their strengths and weaknesses, and critique their application to various phenomena.
  • 3. Carry out sustained research on a topic that integrates classroom exposure with original investigation.
  • 4. Analyze the interaction of religion with political, economic, social, and cultural institutions, groups, and individuals.
  • 5. Recognize the diversity, historically and geographically, of religious traditions and demonstrate sensitivity to the varieties of religious expression.