BACHELOR OF ARTS in: Religious Studies & Humanities
Comparative Religion, Ethics, Humanities, Classical Civilization, Cinema Studies, Modern Jewish and Israel Studies, and Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
Outstanding faculty have published on a wide range of subject matter:
Jason Clower, The Unlikely Buddhist: Tiantai Buddhism in Mou Zongsan's New Confucianism
Jason Clower, Late Works of Mou Zongsan: Selected Essays on Chinese Philosophy
Gregory S. Cootsona, C. S. Lewis and the Crisis of a Christian
Gregory S. Cootsona, Creation and Last Things: At the Intersection of Theology and Science
Gregory S. Cootsona, God and the World: A Study in the Thought of Alfred North Whitehead and Karl Barth
Sumner B. Twiss and Bruce Grelle, eds., Explorations in Global Ethics: Comparative Religious Ethics and Inter-religious Dialogue
Kate McCarthy, Interfaith Encounters in America
Kate McCarthy and Eric Mazur, eds., God in the Details: American Religion in Popular Culture
Sarah Pike, New Age and Neopagan Religions in America
Sarah Pike, Earthly Bodies, Magical Selves: Contemporary Pagans and the Search for Community
Daniel Veidlinger, Spreading the Dhamma: Writing, Orality and Textual Transmission in Buddhist Northern Thailand
Gregory Price Grieve and Daniel Veidlinger, eds., Buddhism, the Internet, and Digital Media: The Pixel in the Lotus
Jed Wyrick, The Ascension of Authorship: Attribution, Textualization, and Canon Formation in Jewish, Hellenistic, and Christian Traditions
Joel Zimbelman and Becky White, eds., Moral Dilemmas in Community Healthcare: Cases and Commentaries
Quick Facts: Department of Comparative Religion and Humanities (CORH)
The degree in Religious Studies includes courses exploring the intersections of Religion and Nature, the Arts, Sex and Gender, Politics and Conflict, Science and Technology, and Public Life and the Professions, as well as detailed historical surveys of Western, Eastern, and American traditions.
Religious Studies majors are prepared for work in public service, international affairs, and not-for-profit endeavors as a result of their sensitivity to issues of diversity, their global and cultural literacy, their skills in writing and critical thinking, and their ability to reflect on questions of meaning and value in a pluralistic context.
Humanities majors study a foreign language and Western and Eastern arts and ideas in historical context. They also choose their own coursework from a variety of programs, including Art History, English, History, Music, Theatre, Religious Studies, Philosophy, and International Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.
Humanities students are widely recognized for foreign language skills, facility in writing and critical thinking, ability to analyze specific cultural and social artifacts, and awareness of a wide variety of ideas and traditions.