In a world that is increasingly moving closer together, awareness of different religions is crucial to the understanding of the global community. In the fields of politics, business and law, knowledge of religion can be an asset. Courses offered in Religious Studies range from introductory classes on religious belief to specific topics such as cults, religion in Montreal, and the relationship between politics and religion around the world. The main objective of Religious Studies is to enlarge the student’s comprehension of the diversity of religious life. This discipline will not preach religion; rather it describes it. In so doing, it illuminates the rich variety of ways in which people have been religious and what it means for people to be religious.