Religious Studies at CSUN
Welcome to the Department of Religious Studies located on the campus of California State University, Northridge.
The program is designed to provide a liberal arts background with an emphasis upon a critical study of religious traditions and phenomena.
Our faculty approach the subject of Religious Studies across many contexts and disciplines including history, sociology, psychology, anthropology, literary, philosophy, and cognitive science. This cross-cultural and interdisciplinary approach emphasizes the woven ties of religion to other areas of culture enabling students to better understand and appreciate diverse cultures.
In addition to courses exploring the development of all the major religious traditions of the world, we offer courses that look at the role of religion in ethics, gender constructs, literature, economics, the visual arts, and numerous contemporary social and political issues.
Our department is non-sectarian and aims to serve all students with or without religious affiliation.Students of all religions and ethnic backgrounds are welcome to enroll in Religious Studies courses.
WHY STUDY RELIGION?
While Religious Studies' courses remain some of the most popular courses across American universities, students still want to know how a degree in Religious Studies will prepare them to enter a changing and challenging job market. Religious Studies' Majors, Double Majors, and Minors are well situated to succeed in the global market.
Acquiring knowledge of diverse cultures and using current analytical models from the Humanities and Social Sciences enables graduates to find careers requiring imagination, problem-solving and a keen understanding of human diversity.
This excellent career preparation comes with the immeasurable personal experience gained by studying religions and cultures around the world.
Careers in law, business, teaching, counseling, medicine, social work, and professional religious organizations are all viable for Religious Studies' graduates.
Fore more information contact Dr. Rick Talbott, Email: email@example.com, or telephone: 818-677-2741.
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