Religion

The Study of Religion at Whitman College

The goal of the study of religion at a secular college is religious literacy. Religious literacy, an important dimension of cultural literacy, entails both a cognitive component (knowledge of religions and of the religious dimension of culture) and proficiencies (the acquiring of skills relevant to the analysis of religion). Courses in religion have the objective of conveying knowledge in four areas (Asian Religions, Modern Western Religious Thought, Near Eastern Religions, and Religion in America), and of developing skills of analysis, interpretation, and communication. 

Religion Department Faculty

Professor Rogers Miles   miles@whitman.edu
Professor Jonathan Walters   walterjs@whitman.edu
Professor Melissa M. Wilcox   wilcoxmm@whitman.edu
Professor Walter Wyman, Jr.   wyman@whitman.edu
Professor Lauren Osborne   osbornle@whitman.edu

Course Information

Majoring in Religion

Whitman College Course Catalog: Religion

CLEo Contains Course Syllabi and Other Course Information (Only available to on campus users)

Other Areas of Interest

Links to Religion On the Internet

Graduate Study in Religion