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Department of Religious Studies


Passing of a Consummate Teacher

James S. Cutsinger (1953-2020), Distinguished Professor Emeritus and noted professor with the Department of Religious Studies from 1980 to 2018, had a deep and abiding love of teaching and leading eager students on intellectual adventures of the mind.

Alumni Professor Publishes Monograph

USC Religious Studies MA graduate currently teaching at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary as a professor in Ancient Christianity and Judaism.

Religious Studies Courses for Fall 2017

Religious Studies will be offering 5 online courses for Fall 2017 along with 19 other courses covering subjects as varied as Gospel Literature and the Formation of Christianity - Faith Doubt and God - Exploring Religion - Intro to Islam - Religion and the Arts - Intro to Judaism - Intro to African American Religions.

USC Professor and Pope Francis on Climate Change

Dr. Carbone, climatology scientist, addresses Pope Francis' statements on ecological responsibility in a talk titled: "Inside 'Laudato Si,' Pope Francis's Encyclical on Care for the Earth."

Religious Studies Online Courses for Spring 2017

Religious Studies course offerings for spring cover a broad spectrum from ethics to religion in America, religion and healing, and Islamic philosophical thought.

New Religious Studies Professor in Islamic Studies

Scholar of Islamic thought and culture with particular research interests in mysticism and esotericism in late-medieval Islam.

Religious Studies Has Returned to Rutledge

Religious Studies faculty, staff and their offices are now back in Rutledge College on the Horseshoe.

Interfaith Panel Discussions

In January the department co-sponsored two interfaith panel discussions on the USC campus: the first on "How the Earth Speaks to Us" and the second on "Compassion in Our Many Faiths."

Religious Studies adds Core Curriculum Courses

Two new Religious Studies courses have been approved for the Carolina Core as satisfying the requirements for Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility (VSR) and Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding (AIU).

Provost's Grant to Research Hindu Perceptions about Climate Change

Assistant Professor Mari Jyväsjärvi Stuart embarks on a research project on religion and ecology in India, supported by a Provost's Internal Humanities Grant.


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