School of Liberal Arts and Education
Department of Philosophy & Religion
The mission of the B.A. in Religious Studies is to instruct students on the applications of the humanistic and social scientific modes of inquiry to religious studies. These include, but are not limited to, the effect of religion on the development of historical, philosophical, sociological, anthropological, and psychological perspectives as well as its impact on social values. Employing such approaches, students will gain experience in the academic investigation of religion as a fundamental dimension of human experience and culture. The Medgar Evers College (MEC) Major in Religious Studies explores religious teachings and practices as important aspects of social, political, and economic life. It is designed to develop an appreciation for African, African-American, and Caribbean contributions to the development of American and world religious history. The MEC Religious Studies Program focuses on analysis of religious phenomena while eschewing the promotion of religious beliefs or the views and practices of any particular religious practice or tradition.