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Religious Studies

Albright College

48 months
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25500 USD/year
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About

The Religious Studies of Albright College prepares students for living in a religiously complex world by helping them to understand the diversity of religious traditions past and present, to gauge their impact on people’s behavior, and to explore their specific contributions to personal, communal and global well-being.

Overview

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.

Outcomes

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.

Programme Structure

Course include:

  • 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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • National fall deadline: rolling admissions

Credits

120 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application
  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25500 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 25500 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    25500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25500 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Reading

1015 - 1675 USD /month
Living costs

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