RELST 2330

RELST 2330

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

Global conflicts, raising children, electing presidents, praying for a loved one: from the mundane to the extraordinary, religion plays a significant role in social life, regardless of whether or not one considers oneself "religious." In this course we will investigate religion and its impacts in society from a sociological perspective. Questions we will ask include: How does religion "fit" into society? What are the contours of contemporary religion in the United States and around the world? How do religious identities interact with other aspects of social life, including gender, race and politics? In what ways have religions and religious life changed over time? As social scientists, how can we best study religion? The course will use examples from a variety of religious and secular traditions to help us understand religion's sociological significance in the contemporary world.

When Offered Fall.

Distribution Category (SBA-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: SOC 2330

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17076 RELST 2330   SEM 101