Religions of the World

Religions of the World takes a comparative approach and explores the rich diversity of religious life, beginning with defining religion according to its role and purpose in human life. Within a cultural and historical context, students will explore a variety of human religious responses, including symbol, sacred text, myth, belief, and rituals. Students will study the broad range of religious expressions from across the globe, from indigenous traditions to the world’s major religions. Comparative essays and reflective writing guide students to synthesize course material and their own unique perspectives.