What does a student of religion study?
Human efforts to grapple with the meaning of life and how best to live it. An informed, critical, and global point of view on religion completes a liberal arts education and adds to the life-long process of self-knowledge.
The idea that religion is a common form of human culture that can be studied, and not just a theological truth to be practiced, has evolved over the centuries. People study religion with the purpose of gaining an accurate historical understanding of religions and of analyzing and theorizing about this vast, global spectrum of expressions.
Our students receive extensive personal attention in our small classes as they gain religious literacy and develop a critical understanding of the role of religion in the world, an essential preparation for global citizenship today.
Studies at UVM Include:
- major religious traditions
- topics like gender and religion, religion and race, and religion and social theory
- key aspects of religion such as ritual, myth, death practices, sacred sound and visuality