Professor: Vande Kappelle (chair)
The mission of the religious studies department is to acquaint students with the role religion has played and continues to play in the total development and life experience of humanity. Courses taught by the department encourage students to combine intellect with passion, scholarship with service, and to integrate religious and moral values into lifestyle and career in ways that will be wholesome and beneficial to them and to others.
MINOR REQUIREMENTS: Six courses, including a minimum of four courses in the department of Religious Studies. Of these, at least one course must be from the advanced (300) level. For courses outside the department that are applicable to the minor, consult with the department chair. Only one Intersession course may be used in fulfillment of the minor.
In some rare cases, students may petition the department for exceptions to these requirements. Such petitions must be submitted to the department for approval in advance.