Religious Studies Courses

As a religious studies major or minor, you will study the sacred texts of Western scriptural tradition and compare and contrast them with the tenets of Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism. You may also be introduced to newer religious movements such as Mormonism, hear scholars discuss the role of Sufism in the Islamic community of South Asia, become familiar with the tenets of Rastafarianism, and study cults.

A sampling of religious studies courses:

  • Holy Books: The Western Scriptural Tradition
  • Cults and Conversions in Modern America
  • Global Islamic Studies
  • Religion and Public Life
  • Jewish Ethics
  • The Holocaust and Theology
  • Religious Expressions of Everyday Life
  • Islam in the United States
  • Pilgrimage
  • Memory, Identity and Religion

For more information, please visit the course catalog and the class schedules.

View the library's religious studies resources.




Department of Religious Studies
Connecticut College
270 Mohegan Ave.
New London, CT 06320-4196

Department Assistant: Diane Monte