Sep 19, 2020  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Religious Studies

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Director: Sharon L. Coggan
Office: Plaza Building, 113
Telephone: 303-556-4715


(concurrently appointed)

Associate Professors:
Nancy Ciccone (English)
Sharon Coggan, Clinical Teaching Track (Philosophy/Religious Studies)
Colleen Donnelly (English)
Lucy Ware McGuffey, Clinical Teaching Track (Political Science)
Robert Metcalf (Philosophy)

Assistant Professors:
Sarah Hagelin (English)
Rachel Harding (Ethnic Studies)

Kari Alexander (Sociology)
Bassem Hassan (Political Science)
Daryl Mehring (Philosophy)

Mary DeForest (Modern Languages)
Donald Maloney (Religious Studies)
Erica Muhaisen (Religious Studies)
Celeste Rossmiller (Religious Studies)
Richard Smith (History)

An undergraduate minor is offered in Religious Studies, a discipline that overlaps with many other fields of study: anthropology, literature, philosophy, psychology and others. Religion has played a vital role in history and continues to do so in contemporary life. The degree of interaction between a religious tradition and its host society is profound. Knowledge of its religion(s) is essential for a genuine understanding of each culture. Students will study the nature of the belief systems of the world’s great religious traditions. Specific courses will offer the possibility of focusing one’s studies in the areas of ancient myth and shamanic traditions, Judaic and Christian studies, Islam, Asian religions, psychology of religion, philosophy of religion, anthropology and sociology of religion, religion and literature and biblical studies.

Click here  to learn about the requirements for the Minor in Religious Studies.  

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