Thomas Petriano, Ph.D., Chairperson
Courses in Religious Studies offer to students the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of the various religious traditions of the world. The courses are given to enable the student to appreciate the religious beliefs of all people within the context of their cultural and historical development. Courses have also been designed to provide the opportunity for students to study the current complex issues of society from both a theological and moral viewpoint. For more information on the Philosophy & Religious Studies major, please click on link below.
Core Courses: For information about department courses that fulfill core curriculum requirements, consult the Core Curriculum Guide 2011 . Continuing students will follow the core curriculum in the 2009-2011 Catalogue.
Khatib Chair for the Study of Comparative Religion
Inaugurated by Dr. and Mrs. Reza Khatib ‘52 in 2008, the Khatib Chair for the Study of Comparative Religion was established to promote knowledge and understanding of the world’s religions with an initial focus on the study of Islam. Each spring a noted scholar of a representative religious tradition will lecture, lead faculty discussions, and teach a course that will be video-conferenced to both campuses. All Majors are required to take at least one course offered by a Khatib Chair.