A gathering of 2012-13 Religious Studies Majors: front row (l-r) Zilu Wang, Christina Bowerman, Emma Kahn, Susannah Montgomery, Jordan Key, Caroline Gormley; back row (l-r) Mone Ackerman, Abigail Rodenfels, Patrick Lai-Fang, Celeste Tannenbaum, Matthew Stouffer, Grace Miller.
Religion in its various forms is an integral part of all societies and cultures, past and present. It continues to shape contemporary politics, global economics, and ethnic identity. Many of the current moral debates in the U.S. (abortion, euthanasia, stem cell research, same-sex marriage, war/peace) are essentially debates over fundamental ways of viewing the world and competing/conflicting systems of value.
The study of religion at Wooster is cross-cultural and international in scope. You will learn about diverse religious traditions as practiced in a variety of cultural settings. Our departmental curriculum allows you to explore the broad dimensions of human religiosity and spiritual experience.Religious Studies is interdisciplinary: meaning that the academic study of religion is best done by incorporating several theoretical perspectives (such as history, art, sociology, theology, science & religion, etc.). This makes the Religious Studies major an excellent choice for any Wooster student with a broad spectrum of diverse but interlocking academic interests.
Religious studies encourages off-campus study travel. These semesters provide a program of courses, reading and travel that emphasize experiential and integrative learning. Also, in conjunction with the Lilly Project, the department sponsors the Seminary Semester program. Students get a semester's work of credit while doing course work and an internship at a seminary or rabbinical school.
The Religious Studies department does not endorse a particular creed or religious position, but does create the context for discussion and study that allows students to explore academic and personal questions about religion and society within the framework of their growing knowledge.
A new experiential course taught by Dr. Charles Kammer.
Students will explore the social construction of the meaning of work, reflect on what “just
compensation” means, and consider the impact of significant inequalities in compensation
and valuation of various work roles on a community.
Students wishing to take this course must attend an information session, submit an
application and be interviewed. Students will then be selected to participate in the
A full description of the course is available through he websites of Interfaith Campus
Ministries and Religious Studies Department.
February 25 – 7-8 PM, February 26 – 9-10 PM
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Abbi Heimach came to Wooster intending to major in political science, but her experience in a certain course combined with her strong Christian faith, led her to choose a different path.
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