Taking full advantage of Stonehill’s diverse liberal arts offerings, the Religious Studies major is an interdisciplinary program that embraces virtually all aspects of human experience as expressed in history, art, literature, social organization, politics, scientific exploration and ethics.
In the Catholic tradition of the quest for greater understanding, the Religious Studies major, part of the Religious Studies & Theology Department, helps students develop critical appreciation of their own traditions and those of others.
Programs of Study
The Religious Studies major at Stonehill is an interdisciplinary program that embraces virtually all aspects of the human experience as expressed in history, art, literature, social organization, politics, scientific exploration and ethics.
The Theology major at Stonehill fosters interdisciplinary study, allowing students to explore topics including the church, scripture, ethics and worship as well as their intersection with contemporary life.
Exploring Religion’s Role in Society
Stonehill College introduces students to the study of religion through a first-year course required as part of the College’s General Education Program. Students pursuing any major may also explore specific topics in the study of religion in a variety of Learning Communities and moral inquiry courses.
Majors and minors in religious studies rigorously dissect an array of compelling human questions, the distinctive beliefs and practices of religious people across cultures, and the various roles that religions play in society.
As they advance through the program, majors will select courses and a senior thesis topic that accord closely with their specific interests in Religious Studies, such as:
- Ancient religions
- Biblical studies
- Religion in the modern world
- Religion and gender
- Comparative religious ethics
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Religious Studies Society
The Religious Studies Society, a student-led group, gathers to discuss all manner of religious topics. The society organizes trips to contemplative places of worship, holds on-campus events for students, and promotes a general discussion of religion and spirituality within the Stonehill community.