The academic study of religious traditions requires the student to develop the ability to use relevant methods of critical thinking, reading, and writing to analyze and assess the content of religious texts, beliefs, and practices.
The studies should:
Although individuals may find religious studies useful in the exploration of their personal beliefs, prospective students should be aware that the faculty of Empire State College is committed to a pluralistic perspective in teaching religious studies, examining multiple schools of religious thought including critiques of religion itself. The faculty’s commitment also includes the tacit understanding that no tradition has exclusive access to religious truth, however that is defined. At Empire State College, a well-designed religious studies program should evidence:
Revised by AOS January 13, 2006 Approved by APLPC February 2, 2006 Approved by Provost/VPAA February 2, 2006