Why take Religious Studies?

Religious Studies is the academic investigation of how human beings make meaning, create values, and confront major life issues such as death, as well as the systems that result from such activities.  Neither advocating for nor trying to dismiss religion and spirituality, Religious Studies seeks to understand and explain the roles and persistence of religious ideas, practices, and institutions in the ancient and modern worlds. At Renison, Religious Studies courses are offered through Culture and Language Studies. The department offers a wide range of Religious Studies courses, including

  • RS 115R Sex, Politics, and Religion in the U.S. and Canada
  • RS 170 Religion and Popular Culture
  • RS 275 Religion in Japanese Film
  • RS 370 Atheism, Skepticism, and Free Thought.

They’re perfect for students pursuing the Religious Studies major or minor, or for anyone seeking to expand their understanding of the diversity of human spirituality.

Religious Studies enjoys the diverse resources of St. Jerome’s UniversityConrad Grebel University CollegeSt. Paul’s University CollegeRenison University Collegeand the Faculty of Arts.