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Concentrations

"You can't go wrong with a religious studies major because you are free to explore so many different disciplines under the umbrella of religious studies. The importance of belief systems, of ethics, of how we make decisions about life and community daily and for a lifetime cannot be ignored. Religion branches into all aspects of life as a human. I focused on literature, but one could also study history; philosophy; art; music; psychology; sociology. I found the openness and willingness to follow tangents exhilarating."

Georgia Hughes, Editorial Director, New World Library, B.A. 1981

Students can pursue specialized concentrations in Religious Studies to round out their other studies. Here are the areas where faculty members concentrate their teaching.

Religion and Health

* R323 Yuppie Yogis and Global Gurus

* R367 American Indian Religions

* R368 Religion and Healing

* R384 Religion, Ethics and Health

* R300 Yoga Traditions

* R300 Religion, Death, and Dying

Religion and Politics

* R305 Islam and Modernity

* R314 Religion and Racism

* R378 Religion and Revolution

* R381 Religion and Violence

* R383 Religions, Ethics, U.S. Society

* R386 Ethics of Consumption

* R394 Militant Religion

* R300 Sex, Love, and Justice

Religion and International Studies

* R180 Introduction to Christianity

* R212 Comparative Religions

* R257 Introduction to Islam

* R305 Islam and Modernity

* R323 Yuppie Yogis and Global Gurus

* R328 Religions of the African Diaspora

* R361 Hinduism and Buddhism

* R381 Religion and Violence

* R394 Militant Religion

* R300 Yoga Traditions

Religion and Social Justice

* R314 Religion and Racism

* R375 Religion Behind Bars

* R379 Religion and Philanthropy

* R383 Religions, Ethics, U.S. Society

* R386 Ethics of Consumption

Religion, Gender, and Sexuality

* R301 Women and Religion

* R383 Religions, Ethics, U.S. Society

* R398 Women in Am. Indian Religions

* R300 Sex, Love, and Justice

Africana Religions

* R204 Religions in Africa

* R257 Introduction to Islam

* R314 Religion and Racism

* R328 Religions of the African Diaspora

* R363 African-American Religions

* R370 Islam in America

American Religions

* R173 American Religion

* R312 American Religious Lives

* R323 Yuppie Yogis and Global Gurus

* R339 Varieties of American Religion

* R363 African-American Religions

* R367 American Indian Religions

* R370 Islam in America

* R375 Religion Behind Bars

* R383 Religions, Ethics, U.S. Society

* R397 Mormonism and American Culture

* R398 Women in Am. Indian Religions

* R300 Cults and Sects in America

New Religions

* R323 Yuppie Yogis and Global Gurus

* R339 Varieties of American Religion

* R370 Islam in America

* R397 Mormonism and American Culture

* R300 Atheism

* R300 Cults and Sects in America

History of Religions

* R111: The Bible

* R120 Images of Jesus

* R173 American Religion

* R180 Introduction to Christianity

* R204 Religions in Africa

* R243: Introduction to the New Testament

* R257 Introduction to Islam

* R325: Paul and His Influence in Early Christianity

* R328 Religions of the African Diaspora

* R329: Early Christianity

* R344: Reformations of the Sixteenth Century

* R361 Hinduism and Buddhism

* R363 African-American Religions

* R367 American Indian Religions

* R300 Yoga Traditions

Religion and Culture

* R101 Religion and Culture

* R180 Introduction to Christianity

* R212 Comparative Religions

* R323 Yuppie Yogis and Global Gurus

* R348 Religion and Its Monsters

* R361 Hinduism and Buddhism

* R373 Pilgrimage in World Religions

* R381 Religion and Violence

* R393 Comparative Religious Ethics

* R394 Militant Religion

* R396 Religion and Fantasy

* R397 Mormonism and American Culture

* R300 Religion and Music

* R300 Sex, Love, and Justice

* R300 Yoga Traditions