In the Department of Religion and Classics students explore the great, classical civilizations of West and East and the major religions that emerged from them. The Department offers programs of study in the history and philosophy of the world's major religions, in Greek, Latin, Hebrew, Arabic, and Sanskrit languages and literatures, and in ancient Mediterranean and Asian civilizations.
Through the study of important classical, biblical, and religious writings, either in the original language or in translation, students critically examine the beliefs, ideas, values, rituals, and traditions that have shaped Western and Asian cultures and study the ways these have persisted and changed from ancient to contemporary times.
Egypt, One Year Later
One year after Egyptians took to the streets of Cairo, forcing President Hosni Mubarak from office, Emil Homerin, professor of religion, offers his perspective on the current state of the Arab Spring movement in Egypt and throughout the region. Watch the video at left.