Religious Studies Department | Webster University
Religious Studies Department | Webster University

Religious Studies Department

Religious studies is an academic field in which beliefs and practices are studied from a variety of disciplinary approaches such as anthropology, history, sociology, literary studies, and international relations. At Webster, religious studies courses examine different aspects of religion: their historical developments, myths, religious texts, spirituality, social and political organizations, rituals, art, meditation, and festivals.

The Department of Religious Studies offers expert guidance in the study of religions ranging from the religions of small scale societies to Hinduism, Buddhism, the religions of East Asia, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and New Religious Movements.

The programs offered by the religious studies department are designed to prepare students for a wide range of career paths by developing skills that are highly sought after in all professions, such as critical thinking, problem-solving, and effective oral and written communication.

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