Department of Religious Studies
The history, literature, politics, and social interactions of human beings cannot be well understood without attention to religion. The study of religion, then, helps students to understand the nature and function of religious texts, beliefs, practices, lifestyles and institutions. This allows them to come to a more critical and nuanced view of themselves and our world.
Susquehanna University students majoring in religious studies not only examine the principles and beliefs behind various world religions, but are given the tools to engage in critical study of the origins, contemporary expressions, and implications that follow from these traditions.
The Shade Lecture
The annual Alice Pope Shade Lecture has brought such distinguished guests as the Rev. Jim Wallis, author of God's Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It, and Amy-Jill Levine, author of The Misunderstood Jew. More »
When a small group of Susquehanna University students left for what is now an annual Global Opportunities (GO) trip to the Philippines in 2010, they had no way of knowing they would change the trajectory of several young lives. »