Letter from the Chair
The Comparative Religion Program draws its faculty from departments and programs across campus in a long-standing tradition of interdisciplinary instruction. It is virtually unique in the United States in that it is located within a school of international studies. This provides students with access to resources from every region of the world.The Program's goal is to provide the university community with opportunities to reflect on the role religion has played throughout history.
Public lectures, films, and conferences focus on the relationship between religion and human security, democracy, and other pressing social issues of contemporary life are are open to the public. However, the heart of the Program is - and has always been - its committed, nationally recognized faculty and our gifted students. Recent recipients of the Eugene and Marilyn Domoto Webb Scholarships were admitted to Harvard University's M.Div program with a full scholarship and to Princeton University's Religion Department with full stipend. For information on graduate student applications please contact Ms. Paula Milligan in Graduate Advising and to find out more about undergraduate courses, Ms. Linda Iltis. Both have offices on the first floor of Thomson Hall.
Special note to graduate students: Fully-funded, seven- to ten-week group-based intensive language instruction and extensive cultural enrichment experiences held overseas at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. Current and incoming graduate students are eligible for The Critical Languages Scholarships (http://www.clscholarship.org/) and for the FLAS Awards either for Summer 2014 or during academic year. The FLAS coordinator can be reached at: Thomson Hall, room 126, (206) 616-8679.
James K. Wellman, Jr.
Chair, Comparative Religion Program