Philosophy & Religious Studies

Student Learning Outcomes for Religious Studies

Religious Studies students at Washburn University, upon graduation, are expected to have:

  • Acquired an understanding of the subject matter of, and methods used in the academic study of religion;
  • Acquired an understanding of the various methodological approaches to religion used by anthropology, sociology and philosophy;
  • Achieved an introductory understanding of the nature and diversity of world religions;
  • Attained knowledge beyond the introductory level of the diversity of religious beliefs and practices throughout the world;
  • Developed an understanding beyond the introductory level of a concentrated area of religious studies;
  • Displayed an advanced competence (at the undergraduate level) to deal with the various concepts and materials central to the academic study of religion;
  • Demonstrated the ability to conduct and present research in written form, and orally defend positions taken in written work.