What is Religious Studies at WVU like?
We offer instruction in the history and practice of many world religions, including Judaism, Christianity, Islam and Near Eastern religious traditions. We offer opportunities to explore many other interesting topics, including Hebrew and Christian scriptures, ethics and the history of evil. We also seek to address issues of interest within the WVU community by providing activities such as guest lectures and panel forums for students and the public.
In Religious Studies, you'll have the unique opportunity to study religious issues from a scholarly perspective. Religion courses at WVU are intended to stimulate interest in the academic discipline of religious studies, which involves studying religions objectively, without an agenda. Yet our courses often compliment students’ own religious beliefs. Instructors use various methodologies that allow you to immerse yourself in, and learn about, many different traditions. Some of these methodologies include studying ancient texts, examining the history and traditions of various world cultures, the use of resource texts from reputable scholars and the analysis of archaeological data.
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At a Glance
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