Subfields of philosophy study include metaphysics, ontology, epistemology, logic, ethics and aesthetics. Links to other subjects form, for example, the legal, historical, social and linguistic philosophy.
The study of religious education includes at universities and colleges, for example, modules on basic problems of religious studies, religious history, empirical religious research, religious education and literature of religions and languages. In addition, knowledge in the following areas taught: Biblical and systematic theology (dogmatic, ethics), religious studies, theology of religions and church history. In addition there are pedagogy, psychosocial fundamentals, sociology, media education, jurisprudence, religious pedagogy, community pedagogy and church educational work.
The interdisciplinary and cultural studies oriented Bachelor's degree in Religious Studies focuses on the history of religion in cultural studies, inter- and transdisciplinary religious research, Judaism, Islam and Asian religions, ancient religions and Christianity, methodological competences in the interpretation of religious sources, qualitative religious research and empirical social research on the curriculum. Specialization / specialization opportunities arise in areas such as European and non-European religious history, religious contemporary culture, museum presentation of religions, European ethnology / cultural studies, ethnology.
Students of theology deal, depending on the chosen doctrine, with scriptures, church history, systematics and practical theology. There are also different language modules. Subjects such as anthropology, ethics, metaphysics, psychology, dogmatic, moral theology, church law, liturgy, catechetic, religious education and pastoral theology also play a role. The degree program Islamic Theology also focuses on theoretical and empirical analyzes of Islam in Germany as well as on its reflection in the context of previous theological scientific traditions. The subject of Jewish theology is the Jewish religion in its historical and contemporary manifestations.