SDSU Expands Course List To Offer Secular Studies
Monday, August 29, 2011
Aired 8/29/11 on KPBS Midday Edition.
Southern California colleges are ahead of the curve as more universities offer courses in the study of secularism and unbelief.
Southern California colleges are leading the country in the field of secular studies. Claremont college recently announced their latest bachelor's program devoted to secular studies, UC Irvine now offers courses on Atheism and Secularism, and San Diego State University is debuting its first course on Atheism, Humanism and Secularism this Fall. We will be speaking with the SDSU professor who is instructing the course to discuss this recent trend in higher education and the field of religious studies.
Professor Roy Whitaker, SDSU religious studies professor and expert in the history of religion and irreligion; and African American religious thought.