Religious studies minors develop an informed awareness of the world's religious traditions through the scholarly and theoretical study of religious ideas, practices, and communities, both contemporary and historical. Courses in religious studies also examine the critical role of religion in the world today. By taking courses in religious studies, the student will gain a critical knowledge of the reality of religious difference and acquire expertise in the skills of interpreting and analyzing religious practices, texts, and artifacts.
Students who minor in religious studies at Ursinus pursue a broad variety of endeavors after graduation, including graduate study in Ph.D. programs and divinity schools, writing, and business.
At the time of Plato, Western philosophy was taught through dialogue. Our students join in that tradition, learning in small classes taught by active scholars. These classes emphasize writing and speaking.
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