Welcome to the website of the Department of Religious Studies at California State University, Chico.
Religious Studies is an academic discipline devoted to the study of religion in general and specific world religions in particular, investigating such dimensions of religion as scripture and myth, experience, belief, ritual, ethics, institutions, and material culture. It employs an interdisciplinary and comparative methodology that borrows from and has influenced a broad array of other fields. The academic study of religion recognizes the interconnectedness of religion with other dimensions of culture but acknowledges that religion is qualitatively different from other forms of human expression.
The Department of Religious Studies at Chico State can be found on the second floor of Trinity Hall (room 239), overlooking the Rose Garden. Feel free to come by to meet our staff and faculty.
Announcements and Events
- Emeritus Prof. George M. Willliams will deliver a lecture entitled, "In God's Name: Suppressing Hawaiian Religion," on Tuesday, April 16, 7pm, in OCNL 254