What is Religious Studies at Hartwick?
Blockbuster films, snakes in India, and high-tech goddesses... among other things.
The world's great religions are centered around the quest to find meaning and purpose in human life and existence. Religious beliefs and practices in various ways address not only what it means to be human, but also concepts such as good and evil, right and wrong, the sacred and the profane. These beliefs and practices, in turn, help to shape the character of individual societies and cultures. Therefore, knowledge of religion and its various manifestations is indispensable to a study of the diverse social and cultural phenomena we encounter in the world around us. Read more about our department.