The Department of Religious Studies examines religious beliefs, institutions and practices using approaches from the humanities, arts, social sciences and sciences. The academic study of religion, combined with appropriate courses in other fields, provides an excellent background for any professional career—including law, engineering, medicine and health care professions, journalism, social work and others—and for graduate studies in a number of fields.
A major in religious studies provides a well-rounded liberal arts education or can be combined conveniently with a second major. Minors or sequences in religious studies complement and broaden any field chosen as a major.
Date posted: January 28th, 2015
On Friday, January 16, 2015 the faculty in the Department of Religious Studies hosted a panel to discuss the recent massacre at the newspaper Charlie Hebdo and the kosher market in Paris, France. Read the article in The Observer, which features the Department of Religious Studies’ forum and interviews with faculty members Justine Howe and Jonathan Tan.
http://observer.case.edu/charlie-hebdo-attacks-triggers-discussions-at-cwru/ […Read more]
Date posted: October 29th, 2014
Dr. Jonathan Tan will join the Department of Religious Studies as the Archbishop Paul Hallinan Chair in Catholic Studies in Spring 2015. Dr. Tan will offer a full array of courses in global Catholicism. These will provide electives as well as additional course options for students wishing to pursue a major or minor in Religious Studies. […Read more]
Applications for the Master of Arts Program in Religious Studies are now being accepted.