The goal of the Religious Studies Department is to provide students with an expansive, self-reflective, and critical understanding of the complexity of diverse religious traditions, engaging in a variety of approaches, methods, and theories.
The Senior Program
The Senior Program represents a culminating intellectual experience for seniors in the religious studies program. Its centerpiece in the senior project, in which each major plans, writes and presents a self-directed, interdisciplinary course of study that balances critical skills and creativity. The senior project is carried out under the close supervision of at least one faculty member.
Recent examples of research projects in religious studies include:
- Using Institutional Reform and Early Intervention to Combat Genocide: An Examination of the 1994 Tutsi Genocide and the Holocaust
- The Church of Freaks: The Socio-Religious Dimension of Music
- Religiosity and Spirituality on the Hamilton Campus
- Islamophobia in France: The Contradiction in the Implementation of laïcité in the 21st century
- How Did Healers turn into Killers? An Evaluation of Nazi Doctors and a Comparison to Non-doctor Nazis and Hutus
Religious Studies Department
Quincy Newell, Chair
Clinton, NY 13323