James F. Lincoln Professor; Chair of the Religious Studies Department; Dean of Academies of Religion: Charles L. Kammer III
Religious Studies majors study a multitude of religions and the varying manners in which they influence our lives and society. Students in the Religious Studies major investigate religion's role in scientific and environmental issues, national and global politics, gender, sexuality, pop culture, the arts, peace, and violence. Recent IS topics in the Religious Studies department include a study of the role of modern superheroes in mythology and the relationship between science and religion focusing on stories of creation and the apocalypse. The Religious Studies department is based in Kauke Hall.