Courses in the Department of Religion can be divided into three categories: tradition-based, thematic and theoretical.
Tradition-based: Focus on a particular religious or cultural tradition. May be surveys of the variety and diversity of a religious or cultural tradition, an in-depth analysis of a community in a specific time and place or the philosophy of exemplary figures within a tradition.
Thematic: Focus on a theme shared by numerous religious traditions. May deal with death, ethics, evil, faith and reason, food, healing, myth, popular culture, sexuality, storytelling, violence or women.
Theoretical: Focus on methodological considerations and the study of religion, specific disciplinary developments or the history of the study of religion.