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Small classes and a committed faculty encourage critical investigation of religion in its cultural, social, political, and philosophical dimensions. Study particular religious traditions, or study religion from a global or theoretical perspective. Explore questions of meaning, modes of spirituality, and intersections with gender, sexuality, race. Both a major and a minor are offered.

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Religion is deeply connected to the human experience. We explore the role of religion in art, literature, philosophy, and society. We examine both the historical role of religion in the making of thought and civilization and how religion continues to play a crucial role in society today. Studying Religion can enable you to develop a critical awareness of one of the foundations of human culture & society.



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The hallmarks of our MA and PhD programs in religion are creative interdisciplinarity, theoretical reflection, and the rigorous investigation of material, textual, cultural, aesthetic, and political dimensions of religions. An intimate context and collaborative ethos nurture intellectual experimentation and growth. We strongly support teaching experience and pedagogical development.

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Upcoming Events

The First Religion Graduate Organization Meeting of the Semester

Jan 23, 2018, 12:15 PM

HL 504

The first RGO meeting of the year on TUESDAY, JANUARY 23rd, 2018 at 12:15pm (following the EIR planning meeting). ...

Learn more about the Research of the Humanities Center's Dissertation Fellows

Jan 26, 2018, 9:30 AM

304 Tolley Humanities Building

Enjoy a refreshment as this year's Humanities Center Dissertation Fellows for 2017-18 talk about their current work:...

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Ann Grodzins Gold to deliver UT-Austin lecture entitled Jahazpur Passages: Thinking Through a Rajasthan Market Town

Dec 14, 2017, 4:00 PM

Thomas J. Watson Professor Ann Grodzins Gold to deliever a lecture at the University of Texas at Austin, for the South Asia Institute Spring 2018 Seminar Series on Musth: Somatic States in South ...

Syracuse University Department of Religion to Host the EIR-AAR

Dec 1, 2017, 12:00 AM

The Department of Religion is pleased to announce that they will be hosting the Eastern International Region of the American Academy of Religion (AAR) annual meeting. Apr...