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Religion & Philosophy

Consider the truly big questions in our religion and philosophy courses. What is the meaning of life? Why do we exist? How can we live our own beliefs while honoring those from other diverse traditions? Examine a wide range of faiths and philosophical perspectives in an environment that supports inquiry, pluralism and deep understanding.

The thinker, statue by Rodin

Name Instructor Format Schedule start date AVAILABILITY

Teaching World Religions in Public Schools: Building Religious Literacy

Boniuk Institute Guest Instructors On-campus 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 20180626 June 26, 2018 Open

Hindu Gods, Goddesses and Gurus

Sravana Borkataky-Varma On-campus 10–11:30 a.m. 20180221 Feb. 21, 2018 Open

Hindu Gods, Goddesses and Gurus

Sravana Borkataky-Varma On-campus 7–8:30 p.m. 20180222 Feb. 22, 2018 Open

Mindful Relationships

Alejandro Chaoul, Michael Winters On-campus 7–8:30 p.m. 20171009 Oct. 09, 2017 Closed

Meditation for Stress Relief and Well-Being

Alejandro Chaoul On-campus 5–7 p.m. 20170915 Sept. 15, 2017 Closed

Seeking India: A Cultural Journey

Sravana Borkataky-Varma On-campus 7–8:30 p.m. 20171004 Oct. 04, 2017 Closed

Seeking India: A Cultural Journey

Sravana Borkataky-Varma On-campus 10–11:30 a.m. 20171005 Oct. 05, 2017 Closed

Origins of Islam

Lisa Balabanlilar On-campus 7–8:30 p.m. 20170918 Sept. 18, 2017 Closed

Download our Course Catalog for Spring 2018

Experience lifelong learning driven by your fascinations. Explore history, science, music, current events, creative writing, photography, studio art, meditation and many other subjects in our short, non-credit courses.