Scholars claim that Double Majors produce dynamic Thinkers!

A recent scholarly report summarizes a study of 1,760 students who double-majored at a variety of colleges and universities, and emphasizes that this achievement helps student to more fully develop two important kinds of thinking:

--integrative thinking: making connections across courses and subjects, and applying different intellectual perspectives.

--creative thinking, the mastery of multiple disciplinary approaches to generate fresh and original ideas.

To read further, consult the following link:
http://www.chronicle.com/article/Double-Majors-Produce-Dynamic/137917/?cid=at

Religion Society

 

Welcome back to school! The Religion Department is gearing up for a number of good events this fall, including. . .

Dr. Naraghi is speaking on Thurs., Sept. 5 at 11:45 in Snyder: "Literature and Realist Account of Mystical Experience"

Dr. Denton-Borhaug is speaking and showing photos about pilgrimage in Northern Spain on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 4 pm, in Snyder 

   

See the film: Journey of the Universe; with guests Mary Evelyn Tucker and John Grim; Wednesday, October 2, at 7:00 PM in Prosser

Co-sponsored by the Department of Religion, InFocus and Seminary

Big science, big history, big story, this one-of-a-kind award-winning film was created by evolutionary philosopher Brian Thomas Swimme and Yale University historian of religions Mary Evelyn Tucker. They weave a tapestry that draws together scientific discoveries in astronomy, geology, biology, ecology, and biodiversity with humanistic insights concerning the nature of the universe. Created by a renowned team of scientists, scholars, and award-winning filmmakers, JOURNEY OF THE UNIVERSE was produced and directed by Patsy Northcutt and David Kennard. The story is also told with breathtaking clarity in the accompanying book written by Swimme and Tucker and published by Yale University Press.  Check out the trailer at http://www.journeyoftheuniverse.org/