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Department of Religious Studies

The academic study of religion at the College of Charleston is an integral part of the liberal arts. The department's curriculum provides students with an understanding of diverse religious traditions, an exposure to a variety of approaches employed within the academic study of religion as well as an opportunity to explore different intellectual, social-theoretical and ethical issues that arise when one considers the varying roles of religion in human life. Our courses do not aim to promote or undermine any particular religion or worldview; the academic study of religion seeks to examine religion from outside the framework of any particular worldview or belief system.

Message from the Chair


Zeff Bjerken
Department Chair
Welcome to the Department of Religious Studies. We invite you to explore this website to find out more about our faculty, our courses and some of the contexts in which religion is studied at the College of Charleston. 
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Department Spotlight

The Department Shows Off Our Amazing Professor Todd LeVasseur in Portico!


More on the amazing things Professor Todd LeVasseur has been up to!  His class had a wonderful time in his Special Topics course Titled Nature, Spirituality, Ecotopia, and Applied Ecovillage Living. In this course Prof. LeVasseur took his students to the Eco Village so that they could experience sustainable living. Check it out!!

Departmental Statement on The Muslim Ban

Department Events

High Impact Learning and Interfaith Encounter Conference
Posted on 17 March 2017 | 3:10 pm
March 24&25, 2017 at Robert S Small 235 A student-faculty conference showcasing the innovative teaching and learning happening in the College of Charleston’s Department of Religious Studies! Sponsored by the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion. … Continue reading
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Spring Course- Religion and Globalization
Posted on 22 November 2016 | 2:11 pm
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and News

Fall 2017 Course Brochure
Our Fall 2017 course brochure has been posted.
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We Are Hiring!
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