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Department of Religion and Classics

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In the Department of Religion and Classics, students explore the great, classical civilizations of West and East as well as the major religions that emerged from them.

Through the study of classical, biblical, and religious writings, either in the original language or in translation, students examine the beliefs, ideas, values, rituals, and traditions that have shaped Western and Asian cultures.

Our students also learn how the ancient roots of these religions and cultures continue to shape current events.

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River Campus Academic

Upcoming Events

Religion and Classics Lecture: Sayed Kashua

Sayed Kashua, a Palestinian citizen of Israel, author and journalist born in Tira, Israel, known for his books and humorous columns will deliver a public...

Monday, February 3, 2020 5:00pm
Mediterranean Seminar Winter 2020 Workshop: Emotions, Passions, and Feelings

The Mediterranean Seminar brings together advanced graduate students, as well as junior and senior faculty in order to workshop works in progress and debate...

Friday, February 21, 2020 8:00am
Mediterranean Seminar Winter 2020 Workshop: Emotions, Passions, and Feelings

The Mediterranean Seminar brings together advanced graduate students, as well as junior and senior faculty in order to workshop works in progress and debate...

Saturday, February 22, 2020 8:00am
Joe's Odyssey (and Iliad Workshop)

Part lecture, part musical performance, and part interactive discussion, the centerpiece of Joe Goodkin's program is a 30 minute continuous performance of 24...

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Recent Events

Joint Humanities Advising Event

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Fringe Festival: Within the Quota

Thursday, September 19, 2019

(H)Omerathon 2019

Friday, April 19, 2019

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