Announcements and Upcoming Events
Film Night: "Arranged"
Thursday, December 1, 2016
7:30 -9:00 pm
Religious Studies, NEJS and IMES are hosting Film Night! Pizza will be served and the movie shown will be "Arranged." This film centers on two young women — one an Orthodox Jew, the other a devout Muslim — who meet and become friends as first-year teachers at a public school in Brooklyn. Over the course of the year they learn that they share much in common, not least of which is that they are both going through arranged marriages. Come out to see the movie and eat free pizza!
FordHall2015 Statement of Support from PRS Faculty Members
As scholars of religion, we support our Brandeis students who are calling upon the University to live up to its highest values. We pledge to work with Black students and Black faculty and, indeed, with all of our colleagues and the administration to ensure racial justice at Brandeis and to provide our students with an education that can help them to create a racially just world.
Bernadette J. Brooten
The contemporary field of religious studies contributes significantly to a liberal arts education, cultivating the investigation of religious thought, ritual, spiritual insight, culture, history, and sacred texts. The Program for Religious Studies is designed to deepen each student’s understanding of religion and its manifestations through required interdepartmental exploration: surveying systematic approaches to the field and completing courses in at least two different religious traditions. This approach exposes students to several scholarly and pedagogical perspectives in a variety of religious phenomena, often in a comparative context.
Brandeis, with its commitment to ethical responsibility, and the wide range of religious and ethnic backgrounds represented in its student body, provides a unique context for examining religion with open-minded curiosity and sympathetic understanding.
Although it is not mandatory, the PRS journey is best begun with a course that surveys a variety of religions. REL 107a, ANTH 80a, SOC 129a and NEJS 3a presently all fulfill this Core Course requirement. For a complete list of requirements; please go to the Minor Requirements page
Please go to this link to read the Program in Religious Studies' Learning Goals