Religious Studies at Davidson

We are faculty and students building community through the study of religion at all levels of interest—for intellectual inquiry, professional development, personal enrichment, and engaged global citizenship.

Religious beliefs and practices are deeply intertwined with society, culture and politics, and coursework in religious studies helps you to understand these connections.

The study of religious beliefs and practices forms an integral part of liberal arts education. Religious commitments influence cultures, societies, and political structures. Coursework in religious studies helps you to understand these connections.

Our curriculum also offers you the chance to study sacred narratives, theological ideas, and the ways that human beings in different times and places have created meaning as they confronted fundamental existential questions. We offer a broad array of courses in the texts, traditions, and practices of religions from around the world. The global literacy nurtured by such courses will prepare you for the 21st- century world. We also have strong offerings in theology and ethics. Many students find such courses complementary to their studies in STEM fields.

Religious studies are trans-disciplinary by nature, sharing long boundaries with anthropology, gender and sexuality studies, history, literature, philosophy, political science, and sociology, to name just a few related fields. A religious studies major allows you the latitude to pursue multiple interests, and a religious studies minor can serve as a compelling supplement to your major course of study.

Why Study Religion?

Some students study religion as part of their own pursuit of truth and meaning. Others see it as a way of better understanding people who see and experience the world differently—an endeavor that is of supreme importance in the modern world and one that resonates deeply with the spirit of a liberal arts education.

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Davidson College - Religious Studies
209 Ridge Rd
Box 5000
Davidson, NC 28035