Maryville College

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Department Name: 
Religion
Approximate Enrollment (entire institution): 
1,100
Number of Religion Majors: 
10
Number of Full-Time Departmental Faculty: 
3
Public Institution?: 
Private
Related to a religious denomination or body?: 
Yes
Which best describes the institution?: 
Grants bachelor degrees only
Department offers undergraduate coursework in ministerial preparation (either a track, a minor, or a major)?: 
Yes
Department or institution offers masters programs in religious studies or theological studies?: 
No
Department or institution offers doctoral programs in religious studies or theological studies?: 
No
Description of Undergraduate Major: 

In the Humanities Division, you'll ask the big questions. What is the nature of ultimate reality? What is the meaning of human existence? What is our role in the world? How have other people past and present addressed these questions? Why and why did things happen the way they did? Could history have taken a different course? Can things be different in the future?
 
The Division of Humanities, which includes the study of Religion, Philosophy and History, encourages students to explore the very basic questions underlying the human experience. Whether it is in interpreting the Biblical traditions in relation to their Ancient context, or reflecting on the metaphysical musings of Enlightenment philosophers, or examining the great social and political struggles at the heart of Colonial India, the Humanities Division at Maryville College provides a rich intellectual space to explore a world of faiths, ideas, and historical traditions.