Religious studies invites students to join in current scholarly efforts to describe and to understand forms of religious experience. One of the master keys to the understanding of human behaviour and thought, religious experience is open to examination from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.
In the core course, students will be introduced to various disciplinary perspectives. Afterwards they may choose to specialize in one tradition - e.g. Judaism, Christianity, Islam, or Eastern religions - or they may continue to take a comparative approach. Students will, however, be expected to acquire breadth both in disciplinary approach and in subject matter.
The religious studies program presents students with the opportunity to study the rich and diverse evolution of the Western religious tradition.
Religious studies is offered by the Faculties of Arts and Atkinson.