Department Chair: Thomas Williams

The Department of Religious Studies is engaged in the analysis and interpretation of those features of the human experience and expressions of human culture commonly referred to as “sacred” or “religious.” The academic study of religion at USF draws on multi-disciplinary approaches to study a wide range of phenomena – myth, symbol, and ritual; the genesis, transmission and interpretation of religious texts; the formation, history, and character of religious communities; traditions of religious belief and practice; the role of religion in society and culture; religious ethics; philosophy of religion; and religion and the arts. The faculty of the Department of Religious Studies is committed to projects that engage the various communities that are active in the Tampa Bay area.

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