Religious Studies
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Religious Studies

The Department of Religious Studies brings a variety of perspectives to the study of a significant aspect of human existence: religion. At HWS, the study of religion is intrinsically multicultural and interdisciplinary as students learn through different academic approaches like historical, ethical, political and theological angles.


Religious Studies NEWS

Commencement 2020: Curry ’75 to Deliver Address; Greenawalt ’66 and Jemison will also receive Honorary Degrees

Commencement-honorariesDuring the spring Commencement exercises, Hobart and William Smith will award the institution’s highest honor to three individuals whose profound personal and professional achievements intersect with critical aspects of the…
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The Substance (and Science) Behind the Art

Leopardi-and-Bowyer-FSEM-093From painting and literature to comedy and country music, first-year students at HWS probed the making and meaning of a wide range of artistic media. In courses offered through the…
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Miller Wins Top Hillel Honor

Miller Julianne-0004When Matthew Fox ’19 went to his first Shabbat dinner at HWS in 2015, there were 15 people attending. This fall, he says, there were nearly 50 people at the…
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Chaplain Byrd Offers Insight

Chaplain Byrd2The Rev. Nita C. Johnson Byrd, Dean of Spiritual Engagement and Chaplain, offers a personal reflection.  “Who is this person that I call myself?” As a college chaplain, I have…
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Holocaust Educator

Walters-Sarah-1At the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester, Sarah Walters ’19 is using the knowledge she developed through her Genocide, Human Rights, and Peace Action major as the agency’s first Holocaust Education…
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