In Program I, this seminar must be an elective in Religious Studies. In Program II, it may be a course in Religious Studies, or it may constitute one of the four term.
The Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia fully endorses the statement of our national professional organization, the American Academy.
Study of Religion is an intellectually exciting undergraduate program focused on a subject matter that many scholars in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social. Others might specialize in theologies tied to particular historical periods, such as medieval Christianity. Readings from "On the Origin of the Work of Art" and Elucidations of Holderlin's Poetry. We also endorse the statement from the Association of American Universities, a group of leading research universities of which the University of Virginia is a member, Religious Studies programming subjects. We shall also consider his conception of Judaism, its primary goals and character, and its relation to Western culture and philosophy. Students of religion should have some knowledge of the historical development of specific religious traditions, understand and critically engage the ethical and intellectual teachings of various religions, and begin to make some comparative appraisals of the roles that religions play in different cultures and historical periods. Virginia Center for the Study of Religion.