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The Department of Religious Studies develops and delivers programs of study for majors and minors that provide students with a solid foundation in Religious Studies as a discipline in the liberal arts. In the case of majors, this training prepares students with sufficient talent and inclination to advance to graduate study in the field and in cognate fields.

Student Voices

Assemblages Anti-Oppression Works: Yathrip Abdelgadir

In today’s world,  societies are multi-dimensional and understanding the dynamics of power is critical. The Assemblages Anti-Oppression Works at UNCG […]

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Alumni Spotlight

Lillian Penny Carden

I was interested in so many different things, and I loved learning about many different kinds of people and their beliefs. I also really enjoyed the history aspect of Religious Studies – learning why wars were started, who wrote which parts of the Bible, and how/when different religions developed.

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Faculty Bookshelf

Prayer and Worship in Eastern Christianities, 5th to 11th Centuries (2017)

Derek Krueger, Editor Prayer and Worship in Eastern Christianities, 5th to 11th Centuries forges a new conversation about the diversity […]

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Recent News

“Women in Israeli Culture: The Army, the Rabbis, and Me”

January 28, 2020

March 25 at 7:230 in the UNCG’s Music Building, Tew Recital Hall ABOUT THE LECTURE: While Israel is widely admired […]

“The Legacy of Fatima: Gender, Succession, and Inheritance in Medieval Shi’ism”

January 28, 2020

March 25, 4pm – 5pm at EUC, Maple Lecture given by Dr. Alyssa Gabbay of UNCG

“Recovering Constantina: How to Make a Saint”

January 28, 2020

March 19, 6pm – 7pm

UNCG is proud of the diversity of its student body and is committed to its mission to provide access and opportunity for all. In the Department of Religious Studies, we recognize the diversity of our students’ backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives as a particularly valuable asset that enables all of us to more deeply explore religion’s complex manifestations and impacts upon our world. We seek to provide an inclusive campus community that reflects and values the diversity of our world.