UMKC Catalog


Description of Program

The Center for Religious Studies offers an interdisciplinary, cross-cultural and socio-historical approach to the study of religion. The Center is a consortium of several area institutions of higher education that have pooled their resources to participate in the UMKC Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program. Students in religious studies are introduced to the many dimensions of religious belief, practice and expression found in human cultures across time and space.

In addition to graduate courses, the Center offers a number of undergraduate courses on topics such as gender and religion, women and religion, the anthropology of religion, and religion in America. Related courses relevant to the study of religion will be found under the listings of other departments and programs.