Nov 18, 2018  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog (As of 10-03-17) 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog (As of 10-03-17) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Religious Studies

Phone: 843.953.0895
Elijah Siegler, Chair

About the Department

The academic study of religion at the College occupies an integral place in the liberal arts curriculum. The department’s broad range of course offerings expose students to the global diversity of religious traditions, with the goal of instilling an appreciation for how religion shapes and is shaped by human cultures worldwide. The academic study of religion examines beliefs, behaviors, and institutions from outside the framework of any particular worldview or belief system, and as such does not seek to promote any specific religion. Religions are taught from a comparative, cross-cultural, and interdisciplinary perspective, drawing on a variety of methods from history, literary studies, philosophy, and the social sciences.