Undergraduate Areas of Study

Religious Studies Concentration for Students Matriculated Before July 1, 2006

Feb. 1 1993 — AOS Guidelines: Cultural Studies

Concentration: Religious Studies

Framework: Disciplinary

The field of religious studies encompasses a variety of histories, issues and questions. Concentrations should include perspectives and approaches to religious thought and activity including:

  • religion as a discipline
  • textual criticism and analysis
  • historical and social-science methods.

Concentrations in religious studies should include studies leading to an understanding of:

  • the phenomenon of religion as an aspect of human experience
  • recurring religious themes, patterns and structures
  • the different perspectives of the nature of religious study
  • the major religious traditions and religious thinkers, including western and nonwestern.

Effective through June 30, 2006