The Department of Religion in the College of Arts and Sciences emphasizes methodological and theoretical approaches to the study of religion, and draws attention to the relationship of religion with culture, such as with literature, art, history, psychology, and philosophy. Students are encouraged to investigate both the religious dimensions of secular culture (film and art, for example) and traditional religions as cultural phenomena. The department offices are primarily located on the 5th floor of the Hall of Languages.
SURFACE stands for the Syracuse University Reserch Facility and Collaborative Environment; in other words, it is an online database of scholarly, professional, and creative output from Syracuse University. Materials available under religion include dissertations, theses, publications, and research on a variety of topics.