Welcome to the Religious Studies Department at Humboldt State University

Religious Studies Department

Events for Spring 2014

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.)

The third lecture in this series will be held Wednesday, April 2, 7pm, Native American Forum. The topic of this lecture is "Religion and Social Action", and it will include Sara Hart and Emily Rood as speakers. For more information, see the Freed Lecture: Religion and Social Action. .

Religious Studies students are hosting the final lecture in the Mandala Project speaker series, Wednesday, April 16, 6pm. Northtown Coffee (1603 G Street). The topic is "Cosmic Consciousness." See the poster by clicking on the link: Mandala Project: Cosmic Consciousness Poster.

What is Religious Studies?

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.

Degree Program

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.

Special Features of Our Program

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.