Religious Studies

The Religious Studies Program is dedicated to the study of sacred texts such as the Bible, and other writings and expressions of religious history and human imagination.

Respecting the secular nature of the college, and recognizing the traditional separation of church and state, we approach the study of religion with the highest standards of fairness and academic discipline.

For our students, we seek to open all texts with a well-integrated critique based on literary, historical, and social analysis, as we seek to expose the core genius in various religious traditions, especially as they have contributed to the shaping of the general culture.

Please send any questions or suggestions about the Religious Studies Program to Eric Thompson.

Course Schedules

Course Outlines

RELS 1         Introduction to Religious Studies
RELS 2         World Religions
RELS 3         History of God
RELS 6.66  History of Satan
RELS 7         Wisdom Religions of Asia
RELS 8       Buddhism
RELS 15    Islam
RELS 21    The Jewish Bible and the Birth of God
RELS 22    Jesus and the Invention of Christianity
RELS 32    Religion in America

For past course outlines, visit SRJC Course Outlines.