Many may initially associate the study of religion with the examination of dusty texts and ancient history. The study of religion is, in fact, the exploration of thriving and active communities and cultures from around the globe.
The study of religion may open many vocational avenues for students. Perhaps, the most important skill developed through courses in Religious Studies is critical thinking. In addition, students will receive a broad introduction to important historical figures and key ideas and will have the opportunity to engage and analyze foundational texts from a variety of cultures.
Collectively, these skills may be helpful to any student planning to attend graduate school or professional programs in the fields of law, government, business or health professions. In addition to these opportunities, the following career paths may be available to the student of religion and religious studies:
3325. Classical Judaism 3 hours
Biblical Studies (BIB)
Lili Zhang, Ph.D., and Mark Hanshaw, Ph.D., Texas Wesleyan University professors of religious studies, won a silver Remi at the 48th annual WorldFest-Houston International Independent Film Festival for their film, "A Day with the Tao."
Professor Mark Hanshaw, Ph.D., is one of 25 faculty members from universities across the country to participate in a four-day conference at DePaul University in Chicago about religious diversity and pluralism in higher education.
School of Arts & Letters
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