Chico State

Comparative Religion and Humanities

The field of Comparative Religion (also widely known as Religious Studies) educates students in the scholarly interpretation of religion. Through its study of the religious experiences, stories, symbols, rituals, doctrines, and institutions of human beings in different times and places, the academic study of religion makes an indispensable contribution to cultural and historical literacy.

In addition to providing an understanding of the development of the major religious traditions of the world, the study of religion equips students to explore the complex relationship of religion to other aspects of culture. The cross-cultural and historical study of religions is a necessary part of education for citizenship in a pluralistic society. 

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Comparative Religion and Humanities Department

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Arts & Humanities Building
Room 377


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