The Religious Studies major at Berkeley examines religion from a global perspective with a focus on a thematic concern or a particular religious tradition. The major is open to anyone interested in studying religion and related phenomena academically. It is not directed particularly to those who have a religious background or who might wish to pursue a religious vocation. Students will be challenged to regard religious traditions as both means and objects of intellectual inquiry and to regard their claims both appreciatively and critically.
Lower Division Requirements for the Religious Studies Major
- 90A-90B (need not be taken consecutively. Students may declare the major after completing or while enrolled in either of these courses.)
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