宗教研究系 has as its primary objective the academic study of religion. The courses offered explore living religious traditions, especially the Judeo-Christian faith and its relevance for contemporary life.
学生 take courses in religious studies in order to investigate areas of personal interest, acquire valuable career and interpersonal skills, 为假期做准备, and fulfill the basic requirement in humanities. The study of religion can aid in developing skills for the analysis of human problems and the means for their solution. It also promotes ethical awareness and commitment. Such knowledge, skills, and commitment can facilitate careers.
专业 in religious studies are fully qualified to enter seminary and 为假期做准备 in the church, or they may choose to pursue a doctorate in religion and follow an academic career as teachers and scholars. Other graduates have entered the fields of business, 咨询, 出版, 社会工作, 法律, 和医学.
学生 majoring or minoring in religious studies will select their individualized course of study in consultation with their departmental advisors. The major leads to a balanced and integrated understanding of basic concepts and methodologies in the study of religion.Nine courses are required for a major; five for a minor.
The senior seminar (宗教研究 485) is a course designed to promote reflection on the course of study and discussion of its content with fellow majors and the religious studies faculty. The final examination for the seminar requires the student to analyze and synthesize important issues in the study of religion. A senior paper should reflect a student’s mature thinking on a topic of concern to religious studies.
特别的机会. The Joseph Reeves Hyde Award in 宗教研究 is presented annually to a junior student at 正规博彩十大网站排名学院 to allow the student to pursue an activity related to the discipline of religious studies, preferably in the summer between the junior and the senior years.
The department sponsors internships in Memphis area religious, social, and health agencies. Each Spring the department offers a unique supervised chaplaincy internship designed for premedical students, as well as those looking to patient-related vocations such as 咨询, 护理, 部, 等.
宗教研究与生活:过去与现在. Courses in religious studies are a vital part of the basic requirement in humanities. All courses designated L may be used for this purpose. Members of the department will assist students in selecting the group of courses that best satisfies their interests.
跨学科的专业. The department encourages interdisciplinary majors. Working closely with advisors from 宗教研究 and from another department, students design individual programs of courses to define and explore areas of complementary concern. 正常情况下, such programs require fewer courses than a double major but more than the minimum required for a major in 宗教研究 (twelve). Individual plans must have approval from both departments concerned, be submitted to the Faculty Curriculum Committee and be approved by the faculty of the College. 在宗教研究高级研讨会上, students in an interdisciplinary major may present a senior paper which reflects the interdisciplinary character of their studies.