Sample courses in this program include:
- TI 250-RL – Religions of the World
- RL 347 – History of Christianity
- RL 550 – Topics in Judaism
- RL 353 – Buddhism: Past and Present
- RL 354 – Islam: Religion, Culture, Society
The Butler Advantage
These learning outcomes reflect the interdisciplinary and multifaceted nature of the Religious Studies program, emphasizing critical analysis, cultural understanding, scholarly engagement, and preparation for diverse career paths and continued academic pursuits.
Students will engage in a rigorous examination of religious beliefs, scriptures, and practices, employing analytical, academic methods to explore the relationship between religion, culture, politics, and society.
The program will facilitate an environment where students can express diverse viewpoints, fostering meaningful dialogue, mutual understanding, and respectful engagement with differing perspectives.
The program’s interdisciplinary nature, reflected in cross-listed courses and collaborations with various departments and campus partners, will encourage students to integrate religious studies with other fields of study, fostering a well-rounded academic experience.
Dedicated departmental funds will support student scholarship and subsidize study abroad, ensuring that students have access to resources for academic growth and global exploration.
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