Major and Minor
The Religious Studies Major and Minor at Davidson
A religious studies major allows you the latitude to pursue multiple interests, and a religious studies minor can add important dimensions to your major course of study.
A major in religious studies provides a broad background in different traditions from around the world, and exposure to different approaches, including historical, literary, sociological, and anthropological among others. This field of study encourages students to become critical and sympathetic interpreters of the beliefs and practices of other cultures as well as their own.
The religious studies minor offers students the opportunity to enhance their chosen major with a variety of religious studies courses. A minor allows for exposure to a spectrum of traditions and critical methods without the curricular demands required of the major.
I took Professor Plank's course, The Exodus Tradition (REL 321), which strengthened my literary analysis skills and helped me see the Exodus stories in new ways. Professor Snyder's The Other Gospels (REL 233) featured unfamiliar and intriguing texts that helped me better understand the diversity of early Christian movements.
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