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Religious Studies—Six Credits

Religion is one of the liberal arts, examining central questions of identity. Hope College Religion courses also provide students with a college-level understanding of the historic Christian faith—the context for Hope’s mission of pursuing excellence in the liberal arts. Students will develop greater ability

  • To read religious texts with sympathetic imagination, understanding and discernment.
  • Reflect on their religious convictions.
  • Interpret contemporary religious experience in light of past events, other traditions and their own experience.
  • Listen to and converse with those whose convictions differ from their own.
  • Be intellectually honest and courageous, respectful, humble, and compassionate.