ERIC Number: ED189977
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Mohrman, Kathryn, Ed.
The Forum for Liberal Education, v2 n8 Jun 1980
An essay on the study of religion at the college level and descriptions of nine programs of religious studies are presented. The essay by David C. Smith suggests that while traditional goals continue to be important, especially in church-related colleges, religious studies has expanded to include insights and materials from such disciplines as literature, music, history, and the sciences. Religion programs now incorporate the traditions of many cultures, from Japan and China to Native American and preliterate societies. The following institutions' religious studies programs are described: Stanford University; Wesleyan University; The College of Wooster; Dallas County Community College District; University of California, Santa Barbara; Bates College; University of Pennsylvania; Pomona College; and a cooperative program at St. Olaf College, Luther College; College of St. Catherine; and St. John's University. A list of resources and additional programs is included. (SW)
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, College Curriculum, Course Descriptions, Higher Education, Liberal Arts, Private Colleges, Religion, Religious Education, State Colleges
FORUM, Association of American Colleges, 1818 R Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20009
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.