Secular Studies is an interdisciplinary program focusing on manifestations of the secular in societies and cultures, past and present. Secular Studies involves the study of non-religious people, groups, thought, and cultural expressions. The program emphasizes the meanings and impact of political secularism and philosophical skepticism, various forms of private and public secularity, as well as the dialectical relationship between the religious and the secular, Seeking neither to applaud nor condemn secularism and secularity, Secular Studies instead attempts to critically understand and analyze both, utilizing the tools and approaches of social science, history, philosophy, religious studies, as well as the arts and humanities. Students wishing to develop a special major in Secular Studies should consult with Prof. Phil Zuckerman concerning a proposed plan of study.
Pitzer Advisers: Ciara Ennis, Scot A.C. Gould (Keck Science Dept.), Azamat Junisbai, Adrian Pantoja, Andre Wakefield, Phil Zuckerman.