Religious Studies at St. Mary’s thoroughly introduces and explains to its students the nature of different cultures through a religious focus.
Religious Studies is committed to the academic study of religion as an integral dimension of the human experience.
In one form or another, a religious tradition is at the heart of every civilization; nation, or state. In this way, religion is one of the primary elements of a culture.
You cannot understand the nature of the Western world without some familiarity with:
- The cultures of Asia
- Other indigenous traditions
Religious Studies professors teach courses in:
- Upper-division courses on the Jewish and Christian traditions
- South Asian and East Asian religions
- Comparative fundamentalism
- The Holocaust
- Feminism and religion
- Religion and ethics
Because the study of religion reaches into a variety of disciplines, religious studies encourages interdisciplinary concentrations and encourages double majors.