Dept of Religious Studies @ UNZA

The Religious Studies Department mission is to contribute to the development of competent human resource for Zambia through the academic study of religion and research


Religious Studies is the academic field of multi-disciplinar, secular study of religious beliefs, behaviors, and institutions. It describes, compares, interprets, and explains religion, emphasizing systematic, historically-based, and cross-cultural perspectives.

While theologians attempt to understand the subject matter of religion from within a particular religious tradition, scholars of religion study human religious behavior and belief from outside any particular religious viewpoint.


 Library hours are posted on the blog or notice boards at the beginning of the semester 



  • Text and other reference books linked to course may be taken care of by course lecturers or coordinators.
  • RS books are reserved for those students taking courses from the department.
  • Books are borrowed for one week at a time and can be renewed for another week. However, renewal needs to be done before the first week expires.
  • There are some projects and reference books that can only be consulted within the library. Please see your lecturer about this.
  • You are responsible for any book out in your name and if you loose it you will be required to pay for it as determined by the librarian.
  • Students are not allowed to scribble anything in the borrowed books.
  • Library hours are posted each semester and you need to observe them.

 Useful links: BJRE