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,
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
- Be intellectually honest and courageous, respectful, humble, and
Religion Course Description