Undergraduate Fields of Specialization: Religion and Society
Religion and Society
The Department of History offers a range of courses in the history of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, ranging from Antiquity to late modern times. Themes addressed in these courses include praxis and discipline, vertical and horizontal models of authority, the interconnectedness of religious and secular learning, the diversity of ideas about salvation as a force in sparking political dissent and disputes, and the impact of religion on social life. The study of religious conflicts side by side with practices of toleration, as well as processes of secularization and globalization will enable students to better situate the importance, function, and meaning of religion both in the past and at present.