Welcome to the Religious Studies Department at Humboldt State University
Chagall at Temple Beth El. Professor Herbrechtsmeier is loaning his copy of Chagall's "The Death of Saul" for display in Temple Beth El in Eureka. There will be a lecture Sunday, March 2, 2014, 2pm to celebrate the installation of the lithograph. (See the Poster for Chagall at Temple Beth El.)
Eric Freed Memorial Lecture Series. There will be a three part lecture series im memory of our esteemed and beloved colleague Fr. Eric Freed, who died tragically on New Year's Day. (See the Poster for the Eric Freed Memorial Lecture Series.)
Religious Studies is a disciplined analysis and reflections upon religious dimensions of human life. Utilizing a wide spectrum of methodologies from the Humanities and Social Sciences, Religious Studies explores what makes persons religious, elements of religious being, and what roles religion plays in personal, cultural, and social identities, along with historical analysis.
We offer a Bachelor of Arts with both a major and a minor in Religious Studies.
The major requires 30 units - the minor requires 18 units.
Our program has been a forerunner on campus is many ways, including the offering of popular experiential weekends in various religious communities, such as the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas, team teaching of courses, non-traditional forms of instruction and class structures, study abroad programs, as well as the inclusion of computer technology in classroom and course work.