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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 Robert Morrison morrisrg@whitman.edu
Professor Jonathan Walters mailto:walterjs@whitman.edu
Professor Melissa Wilcox mailto:wilcoxmm@whitman.edu
Professor Walter Wyman, Jr. wyman@whitman.edu

Course Information

Majoring in Religion

Whitman College Course Catalog - Religion

Black Board - 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

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