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A course in comparative religion was offered from 1964 to 1967 within the Department of Philosophy. Based on the recommendations of a Committee on Religious Studies, the Department of Religious Studies was established in 1967. Courses offered by the Department are designed to acquaint the student with historical and phenomenological approaches to religion. The Department conceived, wrote, and coordinated the series 'Religious Diversity': motion pictures and videotapes produced by the Department of Radio and Television, 1978-1980. Heads: 1967-1969 Charles Davis. Chairs: 1969-1970 Charles Davis; 1970-1974 P. Joseph Cahill; 1974-1980 Earle H. Waugh; 1980-1984 Kchetrepal D. Prithipaul; 1984-1988 P. Joseph Cahill; 1988-1990 Tom M.S. Priestly; 1990- Peter Schouls.


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