At Bowdoin, students have the opportunity to study the nature and significance of religion—in its philosophical, literary, social, and cultural expressions—from a variety of academic perspectives and without sectarian bias.

Our courses are critical, historical, multi-disciplinary, and cross-cultural. Students analyze such matters as patterns of religious practice, interpretative art and writings, the history of various religious traditions, and the functions of religion in society. Students critically engage in the field itself by studying what religion is and how one studies it.
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