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We are an interdisciplinary department that encourages reflection on questions of human meaning while promoting nuanced understandings of diverse cultures.

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Studying Religion

Why study religion?

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Introduction to Islam: Professor Sherman Jackson

Sherman Jackson, the King Faisal Chair in Islamic Thought and Culture and Professor of Religion and American Studies and Ethnicity teaches a GE course, Introduction to Islam.

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60-Second Seminars: Lynn Swartz Dodd

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Arc Smart

ARCSmart is a standards-based curriculum enrichment program that provides students hands-on access to ancient artifacts and exercises and reinforces their problem-solving skills and…

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Archaeology Research

Undergraduate students work with Professor Lynn Dodd on photographing ancient Indian artifacts for preservation.

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