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Woman with Prayer Wheel, Lhasa, Tibet. Flickr CC: Kholkute.

Woman with Prayer Wheel, Lhasa, Tibet. Flickr CC: Kholkute.

Girls, Kuala Lumpur

Muslim Girls, Kuala Lumpur. Flickr CC: Stuck in Customs.

Rabbi, Jerusalem

Rabbi, Jerusalem. Flickr CC: Lev_Cap.

Veiled Woman, Mumbai

Veiled Woman, Mumbai. Flickr CC: Stuck in Customs.

Dia de los Muertos, Los Angeles

Dia de los Muertos, Los Angeles. Flickr CC: Salina Canizales.

Festival Dancers, Papua New Guinea

Mt. Hagen Festival Dancers, Papua New Guinea. Flickr CC: Ian @ ThePaperboy.com.

Festival of St. Theresa, Mexico

Festival of St. Theresa, Nayarit, Mexico. Flickr CC: Fernando Rosales.

Masks, Palo Alto

Spirits in the Night, Palo Alto. Flickr CC: Thomas Hawk.

Monks, Nepal

Tharlam Monastery, Kathmandu. Flickr CC: Wonderlane.

Hindu Festival, London

Festival of Chariots (Ratha Yatra), London. Flickr CC: Swamibu.

Namaste, Himalayas

Greeting from Village Girl, Gingipani, Himalayas. Photo: Christina Rivera, Solbeam.com.

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The Study of Religion is an intellectually exciting program focused on a subject matter that many scholars in the arts, humanities, sciences, and social sciences consider to be an intrinsic dimension of humanity—religion.

Our majors and minors are scholars who study religion because they are fascinated by human beings. They seek insight into what people believe; what they desire from life; why they act as they do; how they understand and cope with calamity and suffering.  ...more