Religious Studies Minor
The Religious Studies minor is an independent minor at Binghamton University administered by faculty within the Judaic Studies department. Religious Studies is a multidisciplinary field, which draws on the varied disciplines of the human, social, and biological sciences. Harpur College now offers a wide range of courses that allow students to learn about different religious traditions through these many methodologies. The minor incorporates current Harpur courses into a focused curriculum.
Religion continues to be a significant and influential social force. Studying multiple religious traditions from multiple academic perspectives not only provides training in critical reading and interpretation skills; students also learn about the multicultural world in which we live. The minor in religious studies offers a wide range of courses in Anthropology, Art History, Africana Studies, Asian and Asian American Studies, Biology, Judaic Studies, Philosophy, Sociology and other programs and departments. Students will be encouraged to draw on courses in multiple departments to gain experience in how different disciplines address the questions that arise in the study of religion.
Faculty members from a variety of disciplines offer regular courses which count toward the minor in Religious Studies. Each semester the Religious Studies minor publishes a list of courses relevant to the program through this website.