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The Religious Studies Department at the University of Oregon, located in the College of Arts and Sciences, focuses on the academic study of religious traditions from around the world in classes taught by experts in the field of religious studies. The department also includes Arabic language instruction as part of its curriculum.

Here’s what’s happening in the Religious Studies Department

Department News

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Luke Habberstad joins the department

Luke Habberstad specializes in the literature and religion of early China (5th century BCE-3rd century CE).  He is particularly interested in the myriad changes in literary production, religious practice, and material culture that occurred under the Qin and Han dynasties.  In addition, his research explores the connections between administrative, literary, and religious writing in the early Chinese context.  His book project, tentatively entitled “Courtly Cultures and Politics of the Early Chinese Empires,” examines changing institutional and normative models of the imperial court (in


Student News


2014 Graduation

Photos from 2014 Humanities Consortium Graduation (Classics, Humanities, Judaic Studies, Medieval Studies, and Religious Studies)



Trip to Mt. Pisgah

The religious studies department will be hosting a Fall Fieldtrip to Mt. Pisgah, just east of Eugene, on the afternoon of Friday October 10. The exact time of the trip will be decided by the participants. Snacks will be provided, and participation is FREE to all REL majors, minors, staff and faculty. Fill out the short form “REL Fall Field Trip” by October 3 to register: