ASRC 3060

ASRC 3060

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2024-2025.

This course explores past and contemporary theories of emotions and different kinds of emotions like wonder, grief, anger, and fear, all with an eye toward the study and practice of religion, and its relationship to race, gender, class, and politics. We will also explore how the academic study of religion and different religious tradition impact our understanding of emotions. We will draw from philosophy, anthropology, sociology, literature, political science, affect theory, gender studies, psychology, and neuroscience. We will examine several questions related to emotions and its rise. First and foremost, what is an emotion? How is it different from affect, feeling, or passion? How are emotions investigated across disciplines?  Can we study emotion historically? How are certain emotions racialized or gendered? What is a religious experience? How identifying as religious or otherwise impact one's understanding and experience of emotions? How do emotions lend force to ideas and ideologies, to causes such as the recent surge of White (Christian) nationalist sentiment in the U.S. and other countries? Finally, what do emotions (and affect theory) bring to the study of religion?

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (ETM-AS, SSC-AS) (KCM-AG, SBA-AG)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: RELST 3060

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 19251 ASRC 3060   LEC 001

    • TR Africana Ctr B01
    • Aug 26 - Dec 9, 2024
    • Pickett, X

  • Instruction Mode: In Person