Religious traditions around the world have thoroughly shaped the history of world literature and modern daily life. Join us for a fascinating look at how understanding of the major religious foundations and classic texts from around the world can enhance global understanding and the ability to address enduring individual and social issues. Designed primarily for first-year students, course readings, class discussions, guest speakers, and field trips will foster students’ leadership as informed, well-read, global citizens who can recognize, respect, and speak with confidence about religious and non-religious topics. For additional information, please visit the Religious Studies course offerings regarding the Learning Community specific courses.




  • First-time beginning students admitted to any college/school/major
  • This LC is available to Honors College participants

Residential Component

  • OPTIONAL in Owen Hall
  • If you choose this option, your roommate in most cases will be a member of the LC
  • Completing a housing contract is a separate process from applying for the LC



Fall 2015 Semester

Associated Classes

Fall – REL 20000, COMPL 26600

Events and Activities May Include:

  • International food, music, and game nights
  • Curriculum-related guest speakers and events
  • Coffee shop exam review sessions with faculty
  • Merchant of Venice day-trip to Chicago


Information above is subject to change. If you are placed in the LC, the associated courses will be on your schedule prior to you registering for the rest of your courses.

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