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  • Psychology Latest News | Whittier College
    American undergraduates In addition to the traditional semester long experience Whittier College offers student the opportunity to More Saturday November 21 2015 Professor Hill Presents Relationship Research in Italy Professor of social psychology Chuck Hill presented his cross cultural research study on intimate relationships at the XIV European Congress of Psychology in Milan Italy This study based on an online survey measured cross cultural attitudes More Tuesday October 27 2015 Whittier Hosts Students and Families at Preview Day Coinciding with the College s Whittier Weekend festivities the Office of Admission and Financial Aid hosted their annual Whittier Preview Day one of their signature on campus events Approximately 300 high school students and guests visited More Wednesday October 7 2015 Whittier College Receives 2 6M Title V Grant from the Department of Education The award will significantly increase the College s capacity for STEM learning and research The Department of Education s Title V Hispanic Serving Institutions Program has awarded Whittier College a 2 6M grant to enhance STEM Science More Monday September 28 2015 Poets Serve Community in 21st Annual Helping Hands Day More than 100 Whittier College students alumni staff faculty and administrators rolled up their sleeves on Saturday September 26 and participated in the 21st annual Helping Hands Day Participants gathered in the Campus Center for breakfast More Tuesday September 22 2015 Whittier and Broadoaks Students Celebrate United Nations International Day of Peace Whittier College and Broadoaks School students joined people across the world in celebrating the United Nations International Day of Peace An annual tradition on the Whittier College campus the celebration of peace was led by children from The More Sunday September 6 2015 Whittier Welcomes Class of 2019 Whittier welcomed the Class of 2019 composed of 454 first years and 76 transfer students who descended

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  • About | Whittier College
    still serve as driving forces on campus both academically and socially These values shape the form and content of the Religious Studies curriculum Affirming that the study of religion is an important component of a liberal arts education our program features three major course areas Global Religions Religions Comparisons Contrasts and Religion Cultural Critique and develops students understanding of both the global aspects of religious traditions and the specific ways in which those traditions are embedded in local environments especially throughout Southern California Religion plays increasingly significant and complex roles in affairs here at home and around the globe At the same time a religious perspective stimulates individuals to lead meaningful lives in a rapidly changing world Our faculty helps students to analyze and understand the impact that religions have in contemporary society at individual social and global levels Where can I go with the study of religion What will I do with my life Fortunately the career options for graduates of the religious studies program are vast Our majors and minors are prepared to pursue theological and religious studies at the graduate level and to make meaningful contributions throughout their lives In recent years Whittier s graduates have pursued successful careers as teachers ministers counselors coaches editors business leaders non profit organizers and other professional officials Mission Statement The Religious Studies curriculum at Whittier College equips students with analytical tools to develop their interpretive skills for understanding the complex roles of religion in society past and present local and global Focusing on religion as a social institution and as a significant component of cultural diversity the program induces students to investigate how religious traditions are embedded in local environments Because of its diverse character the Southern California region provides an ideal opportunity for fieldtrips and other activities that encourage

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  • Faculty Profile | Whittier College
    Religious Studies Professor Joe Price Finds Religion in Sports by Samantha Woehl 15 RELIGIOUS STUDIES PROFESSOR JOSEPH PRICE is one of Whittier College s most notable faculty members Students are first introduced to him by the sonorous voice he uses to sing Whittier College s school song Friends Forever at the College s New Student Convocation Forward Ever Whittier Falter Never Whittier Friends Forever Whittier Alma Mater Whittier Just as his voice runs deep so does Price s love for America s great pastime A life long Yankee fan Price holds the distinction of being invited to sing the national anthem at more than 20 top major league baseball stadiums in the U S including Wrigley Field Comiskey Park Candlestick Park Safeco Field Dodger Stadium and Edison Field His personal quest which began in 1977 is to perform in every major ballpark in the country Adding to that goal during the 2011 baseball season Price toured 104 of the 160 minor league ballparks across the country to help kick off games by singing the national anthem During this travels Price an expert on the relationship between religion and sports noted that singing the national anthem serves as a consecration of the field as it is readied for play It validates the action that s happening at each of the separate ballparks added Price I also found that the trip had become a pilgrimage for me I saw that overcoming the hurdles to move across the country to meet other friends and fans were keeping in the way that pilgrimages develop Price s interest in sports and religion has led to the development of one of Whittier College s most popular classes Play Sport and Ritual Katherine Back 15 a kinesiology major with a concentration in sports management has gained a

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  • After Whittier | Whittier College
    of Theology Drew University Claremont School of Theology California State University Long Beach German Turkish Master s Program in Ankara and in Berlin University of California Riverside Pacific School of Religion and The University of Chicago Divinity School Among our graduates are professors screenplay writers marriage and family counselors fundraisers for non profit organizations prep school headmasters ministers entrepreneurs elementary teachers magazine editors and sports coaches See what our alumni are up to Kristina Shaw 11 Graduate Student German Turkish Masters Program Humboldt University Majors Religious Studies European History Activities Theta Alpha Kappa Religious Studies Honor Society Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Society College Choir Model United Nations and lots of intramural sports What first attracted you to Whittier College Initially I was interested in Whittier s small class sizes and the good reputation of the political science department However my interest in history and religious studies professors led me down another academic path Why did you choose to pursue Religious Studies In the beginning professor Joe Price initially encouraged me to take Religion 101 and from there I kept taking religious studies classes as electives until I realized it was a real passion of mine I ended up going to Morocco during JanTerm in my Sophomore year with professor Marilyn Gottschall s class Looking For Islam The next semester I took professor Rosemary Carbine s Life and Teachings of Jesus which really inspired me to learn more about early Christianity In the end I began to realize that when you study religious studies you re really studying the way people find meaning in their lives Religion touches everything even if it s not obvious Describe your experience at Whittier College What was your favorite class Classes are only as good as the professors who teach them and since I can t choose just one I ll go with my three most memorable classes First is Ways of Understanding Religion with professor Jason Carbine It was a great religious theory class that made me really think about how and why people believe in religion Second is the Philosophy of Love and Human Sexuality with professor Michelle Switzer because she really turned me into a confident feminist and gave me a gender focus to my studies Third is Three Wars with professor Laura McEnaney because she energetically forced me to question the truth behind ever narrative in history The professors make Whittier worth it They are all so amazing and care so much about the students As someone who went on to study at larger universities I feel like the attention and care that was given to me at Whittier was priceless Did you intern while at Whittier College Where and what was that experience like Instead of doing an internship I did a history preceptorship with Professor of History Jose Orozco in which I wrote a syllabus for a class I created with him What was your first job after Whittier What are you currently up to How has your

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  • Majors & Minors | Whittier College
    Us Campus Life Campus Life Home Getting Involved Housing Food Health Exercise Sustainability Student Support First Year at Whittier News Events Office of Communications News Releases Campus Events Calendar The Rock For the Media Emergency Information Athletics Athletics Alumni Get Involved Our Alumni Poet Awards Benefits Services Connect Whittier Weekend Information For Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Information for Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Apply Visit Search form Search Calendar Directory Campus Life Admission About Academics News Events Athletics Giving Alumni Religious Studies Homepage Slider Cultivating Attitudes Religious studies stimulates individuals to lead meaningful lives in a rapidly changing world Learn more Diamond Dreams Religious Studies Professor Joe Price finds religion in sports Read more Alumni Spotlight Religion touches everything even if it s not obvious A Q A with religious studies alumna Kristina Shaw 11 Read more Prev Next In This Section Religious Studies Mobile About Majors Minors Preview of Courses Honor Society Resources Links Faculty Research Fieldwork Internships Fellowships Study Abroad After Whittier Support You are here Home Academics Religious Studies Majors Minors Majors Minors On 23 Apr 2013 By Anonymous not verified 0 Comments Requirements for the Major in Religious Studies To complete the major in Religious Studies a student must complete a total of 36 credits of which 18 must be at the 300 level or above Introductory Course REL 101 or REL 200 3 credits REL 361 Ways of Understanding Religion REL 495 Directed Study 3 credits REL 499 Senior Portfolio 1 credit At least six credits in each of the three categories Global Religions Religions Comparisons and Contrasts Religions Cultural Critique Students who major in Religious Studies must have one of the Religious Studies faculty as their advisor Requirements for the Minor in Religious Studies A minimum of

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  • Preview of Courses | Whittier College
    sacred however construed as intimately grounded in real places and times Readings introduce and problematize such concepts as sacred space and sacred time and situate them within cultural and political contexts To aid in the study and analysis of sacred space students visit various sites ranging from a Zen temple to Downtown Disney to Joshua Tree National Park REL 241 KNS 381 Sport Play and Ritual Analyzing the functions and significance of sport play ritual and religion in ancient and modern cultures students explore pertinent questions such as What do sport and play religion and ritual really do or accomplish How and why do sport and religion establish or generate meaning In what ways are sport and religion structurally and functionally similar Do their similarities mean that sports can function as a religion For whom do sports and religion function and bear meaning participants like players and priests and or observers like fans and worshipers Is there a uniform function or meaning for the participants and the observers Is the spirituality of sports different from the religion of sports Interdisciplinary Cross Listed Courses REL GWS 253 Women and Religion This course examines the role and status of women in world religions through an introductory survey of women s religious experiences in indigenous religions Hinduism Buddhism Confucianism and Daoism Judaism Christianity Islam and new religious movements The course explores the past and present contributions of women to religious traditions the increasing influence of feminist theological critiques and transformations of religious patriarchies and the rise and impact of religious fundamentalisms The course employs a variety of materials including scripture myth doctrine history practice and theology to understand how different religions construct women as well as how women reclaim and re appropriate those same materials to reconstruct religions and enact rich dynamic religious lives REL 313 ENGL 322 Heroes Gods and Gurus Do you ever want to study war and the gods from Hindu perspectives If so Heroes Gods and Gurus is a course for you This seminar explores the complex world of the Mahabharata a massively long epic poem told and retold in various ways that has been a foundational part of India s religious history and culture Close readings of primary literature in translation are paired with collective efforts to digest scholarly discussions of the poem and also with viewings of television episodes and rituals These efforts allow students to examine such topics as family conflict the fate of heroes the role of teachers in mediating violent confrontations the construction of personality the process of concealing one s identity the turmoil caused by human vice the goals of pilgrimage the flow of time the theology of avatars and the role of slaughter in recreating the world The course is adapted from the syllabus project of the American Academy of Religion in collaboration with the Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning Courses Integral to Religious Studies REL 351 Public and Popular Religion This course examines religious communities and themes in U S

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  • Resources & Links | Whittier College
    Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Apply Visit Search form Search Calendar Directory Campus Life Admission About Academics News Events Athletics Giving Alumni Religious Studies Homepage Slider Cultivating Attitudes Religious studies stimulates individuals to lead meaningful lives in a rapidly changing world Learn more Diamond Dreams Religious Studies Professor Joe Price finds religion in sports Read more Alumni Spotlight Religion touches everything even if it s not obvious A Q A with religious studies alumna Kristina Shaw 11 Read more Prev Next In This Section Religious Studies Mobile About Majors Minors Preview of Courses Honor Society Resources Links Faculty Research Fieldwork Internships Fellowships Study Abroad After Whittier Support You are here Home Academics Religious Studies Resources Links Resources Links On 23 Apr 2013 By admin 0 Comments Why Study Religion Website gives a few ideas about graduate programs teaching posts various religious professions as well as a number of other fields in which a religious studies graduate s skills are highly desirable Religious Studies Research Guide Religious Establishments and Institutions in the Whittier area We have been gathering data on local religious institutions in and around the College Through this endeavor we want 1 to have a good student friendly database for fieldwork sites as we continue to focus on the immediate community as our learning environment 2 to make our data available to civic and community groups and 3 to help inform students and interested others of the immense religious diversity in the area Professional Organizations The American Academy of Religion is the primary professional organization of professors and scholars in religious studies The Catholic Theological Society of America is the largest professional organization for Catholic theologians and scholars of religion in the U S It fosters theological education and promotes interdisciplinary inquiry related to theology science and society The

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  • Research & Fieldwork | Whittier College
    are leaders in their fields In teamwork faculty and students conduct research projects that push the boundaries of knowledge and inquiry For example select students assist faculty members with their scholarly initiatives Recent research by faculty in Religious Studies includes the following work Jason A Carbine s research traverses the Buddhist and religious cultures of Southeast and South Asia and he teaches widely on religion and society across Asia and around the globe He is the author of Sons of the Buddha Continuities and Ruptures in a Burmese Monastic Tradition 2011 and he co edited and contributed an essay to How Theravada is Theravada Exploring Buddhist Identities 2012 Rosemary P Carbine specializes in historical and contemporary Christianity with a particular focus on the intersections of gender and sexuality personhood politics public life and religion in U S Christianities She is co editor of and contributor to two books Women Wisdom and Witness Engaging Contexts in Conversation 2012 and Theological Perspectives for Life Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness Public Intellectuals for the 21st Century 2013 She has written chapters in several critically acclaimed anthologies including Frontiers in Catholic Feminist Theology Shoulder to Shoulder 2009 Prophetic Witness Catholic Women s Strategies for Reform 2009 and Cross Examinations Readings on the Meaning of the Cross Today 2006 Joseph L Price s scholarly interests span interdisciplinary areas of research Co author and co editor of several theological works including Tillich 2010 and New and Enlarged Handbook of Christian Theology 2003 he has also published numerous essays and books on sports and religion including From Season to Season Sports as American Religion 2001 and Rounding the Bases Baseball and Religion in America 2006 In addition to students assisting in faculty research projects they also pursue distinct fieldwork and groundbreaking research under the supervision of

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