Religious studies is an increasingly relevant field in today's complex, globalizing world. Just ask Secretary of State John Kerry, who in August 2013 inaugurated the State Department's Office of Faith-Based Community Initiatives by saying:
"In fact, if I went back to college to day, I think I would probably major in comparative religion because that's how integrated [religion] is in everything that we are working on and deciding and thinking about in life today."
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The Religious Studies program at the University of Denver invites students to explore the phenomenon of religion as well as religious traditions from around the world, with programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. World-class faculty and small class sizes make for a unique learning opportunity.
Our B.A. and M.A. programs help students qualify for doctoral programs, and along with our Joint Ph.D. program help students qualify to teach religious studies courses in colleges and high schools, and bring cultural and cross-cultural analytical tools to careers in business, human resources, social work, government, non-profits, and journalism. Course offerings and faculty appointments reflect the department's commitment to providing a balance of various traditions, methods, and theoretical approaches.
We welcome your interest - please visit the various pages of our website to learn more, and contact us for more information.
Sesquicentennial Speaker Series: Colorado's Diverse Religious Legacy, 1864-2014
To mark the sesquicentennial of the founding of the University of Denver, the Department of Religious Studies and the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life are hosting "Colorado's Diverse Religious Legacy, 1864-2014", which will take place from January through May 2014.
This six-part speaker series will investigate six aspects of Colorado's spiritual and religious legacies, past and present, as well as the specific religious legacy of the University of Denver. It offers University students, faculty and staff, as well as interested community members, the opportunity to experience a variety of scholarly perspectives and learn from current research on the various aspects of Colorado's religious and spiritual legacies, particularly as they relate to the founding of the University of Denver in 1864 and its further evolution in 2014.
To register for events in this speaker series, please click here.
Please join us on Tuesday, March 25, at 2pm in the Anderson Academic Commons Loft (Rm 340), for our fourth event: "Looking Beyond Christianity in Colorado ", a DU faculty panel featuring:
Dr. Jeanne Abrams, Penrose Library / Center for Judaic Studies
Professor Bonnie Clark, Anthropology
Professor Christine Sheikh, Sociology
This speaker series is made possible by the generous support of the Office of the Provost and its Sesquicentennial Fund.