Understand the impact religion has on nearly every aspect of culture and society
Minoring in religion will help you develop critical thinking and writing skills while familiarizing you with the beliefs, rituals and moral values of people who may hold different beliefs. This type of global thinking prepares you well for whatever career path you choose.
What will I learn?
A fitting complement to any major, religion will focus on diversity of thought, critical reasoning and the complexity of diverse world views in an effort to better understand your own belief systems and address world problems.
This course provides a basic introduction to several major world religions, which may include Buddhism, Hinduism and Shinto from the Eastern tradition and Judaism, Islam and Christianity from the Western tradition. You will become acquainted with foundational rituals, beliefs and literature of the traditions, and will introduce the comparative study of religion.
There is more to learn
Many Simpson students pursuing other majors take a religion course and become fascinated by all there is to learn and how the topics discussed relate to challenges facing us today. See all the opportunities the Department of Religion has to offer.