Tuesday, Oct. 17 | 12-1 p.m. | NDSU Memorial Union

Please join the Science, Religion, and Lunch Seminars (SRLS) hosted by the Northern Plains Ethics Institute for Stephen Hamrick’s “Teaching Religious Studies in the 21st Century College Classroom.” The talk will begin promptly at 12 p.m. on Oct. 17 in the Memorial Union’s Arikara room (on the second floor) at North Dakota State University. Hamrick is Professor of English Literature & Religious Studies at Minnesota State University Moorhead. 

Hopefully sparking conversation this afternoon, Hamrick will briefly outline and analyze a number of approaches to teaching religious studies in the current college classroom. Instead of offering a comprehensive methodology or normative pedagogy, observations form part of an ongoing process that considers contemporary social and cultural issues engaged by scholars, teachers, and students. His goal is to offer some considered thoughts on the teaching of world religions, religion and literature, and women in world religions in order to provoke a discussion of these and other methods and practices. In the process, Hamrick will pose a series of questions for further consideration.

SRLS was founded to encourage thoughtful, accessible dialogues on religion and science, with a special focus on the intersection between the two.