College of Humanities & Fine Arts

Learning Outcomes

1. Students can identify the historical and cultural sources and describe the basic beliefs and practices of a given world religious tradition.

2. Students can illustrate the concepts of ritual, myth, doctrine, ethics, philosophy, and material religious culture by describing and comparing examples of each.

3. Students can explain how religion shapes and has been shaped by other cultural systems in history.

4a. Students can use methods employed by the discipline of religious studies to analyze religion, literary, philosophical, or scholarly texts.

4b. Students can identify and assess major theories and methodologies in the study of religion.

5. Students can engage in reasoned dialogue about religion.

6a. Students can make clear, well organized, and substantive written presentations.

6b. Students can make clear, well organized, and substantive oral presentations.

7. Students can produce a research project that demonstrates facility with traditional and electronic religious studies resources, and usage of appropriate scholarly style and citation formats.