Program Learning Outcomes for Religion Curriculum

Critical Skills for the Study of Religion: Theory, Method and (Inter)Disciplinarity

Develop and apply critical toolkit to the study of religion and religious traditions, including (inter)disciplinary methodologies and theories at a proficient level.

Historical, Social, (Multi-)Cultural Dimensions of Religion

Understand and interpret religious traditions by examining religion(s) as historical, social, and cultural phenomena. When appropriate, attention is given to the impact of globalism, immigration, colonialism, and other forms of transnational and multi-cultural (non)religious exchange at a proficient level.

Psychological, Philosophical and Cognitive Dimensions of Religion

Understand and interpret the subjective dimensions of religion(s) through analyses that explore the psychological, philosophical, and cognitive dynamics of religion and religious experience at a proficient level.

Religious Plurality and Marginal Currents

Understand and interpret religious traditions by examining the plurality of religious voices and expressions, including currents that have been marginalized, neglected, repressed, and censored in a variety of sociological, psychological, philosophical, and political ways at a proficient level.

Foreign Language Skills

Develop ability to read religious texts in their original languages and perform translations of texts when appropriate to the student’s course of study at a proficient level.

revised 2017.02.23