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.
Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Tinkham Veale University Center, Ballroom C
AI, Tech, and the End of the Anthropocene: A Virtual Conversation, Wednesday, November 17, 2021 – 9:00-10:00 a.m. (MST)
Troubling Intimacies focuses on the unique subjects of Sacajawea and York, an Indigenous woman and a Black man, indentured and enslaved participants in the 1804-1806 Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery expedition. The Corps expedition is revered as an iconic example of American identity. Yet the presence of Sacajawea and York have been problematic for how the expedition is narrated, understood, taught, and marketed. Is the Corps a site of remorse or celebration? What happens when we retrace the expedition alongside complex relations of gender, slavery and conquest? And how do we do intersectional scholarship that is intersectional?
Sponsored by the Women’s and Gender Studies Program
October 27, 2021 at 4:30 PM
Clark Hall Room 206
11130 Bellflower Road
Registration requested. Click HERE to register.
This lecture will also be live-streamed at www.case.edu/livestream/s2.
Timothy Beal, the Florence Harkness Professor of Religion, will be honored as a Case Western Reserve University Distinguished University Professor during convocation on Aug. 25 for his preeminent research, leadership, and commitment to students. Beal is a “model humanist,” according to Joy K. Ward, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. As an international expert in Biblical literature, religion in America, critical theory, and religion in culture, Beal has 17 published monographs, 43 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, and nine single-authored books.