The study of religion requires students to use both analytical and imaginative intellectual skills in understanding sacred texts, oral traditions, symbolic objects, rituals and ways of life. It encourages students to connect religion to real life issues and to formulate their own judgments. Religious studies is an interdisciplinary field that includes historical research, reading and writing about texts, sociological investigation, cultural studies, philosophical inquiry and the arts.
The Religious Studies of Albright College focus on the interpretation of diverse religious cultures across the globe, from ancient times to modern. The department offers specialized courses in biblical studies, Christianity, Asian religions, American religions, native American traditions, religion and popular culture, Latin American religions, Judaism, Islam and religious perspectives on women and ecology.
Students will learn:
- The basic texts, traditions, and practices of the world’s religions
- How religion, culture, and history all shape and influence one another; and how religions change across history and geography.
- How religions shape individual values, actions, and ethics.
- A general introduction to the methods and theories of modern religious studies scholarship, including interpretive methods.
- The basics of religious studies research including how to discern the difference between academic and faith-based sources; and how to write a religious studies paper.
- Understanding the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
- Understanding the New Testament
- Understanding Judaism, Christianity and Islam
- Religions of India, China and Japan
- Classical Mythology
- Asia on Film
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
- Apply before , International
- National fall deadline: rolling admissions
DisciplinesHistory Religious Studies & Theology View 1996 other Bachelors in History in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- International students are required to submit an original secondary school transcript; a copy of the transcript with an official school seal; or a notarized copy of the transcript. An up-to-date transcript includes grades for the last four years of school as well as a listing of courses, exams, marks and certificates in progress.
- Students whose native language is not English are required to submit results from any one of the following tests: TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, ACT
- An international applicant is required to have a financial sponsor complete the Certification of Finances form and submit a bank statement issued within the past six months. Both the Certification of Finances and supporting bank statement must show that the sponsor is willing to pay and can afford the cost of the student’s education.
International25500 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25500 USD per year during 48 months.
National25500 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 25500 USD per year during 48 months.
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