Caleb Elfenbein, Assistant Professor of History and Religious Studies meets with a small group of students in the Iowa Room in the basement of Burling Library

Religious Studies

Become empowered to engage.

On campus, in your local community, and in all corners of the world, people conduct themselves based on their sense of what gives meaning to their lives. Understanding the cultural and historical roots of religious ideas and practices is essential to your ability to navigate the complexities of our global, multicultural society. As an interdisciplinary field of study, religious studies offers you an intensely international experience as well as research and global learning opportunities that open an array of potential career paths. Most importantly, you will be empowered to engage personally, intellectually, and practically with complex and difficult issues that face our local, national, and international communities.

Department News

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The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song

Join the religious studies, music, and American studies departments for a viewing and panel discussion of PBS’s new documentary, The Black Church hosted by Henry Louis Gates Jr.

How a Single Religious Studies Course Can Have an Impact on One’s Life

Religious Studies as a part of one’s liberal arts education

Fear in Our Hearts: What Islamophobia Tells Us about America

Associate Professor of History and Religious Studies Caleb Elfenbein will discuss his newly published book "Fear in Our Hearts: What Islamophobia Tells Us about America".

Department Information

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