Religious Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

RELI 100: The Human Religious Experience

RELI 100-002: Human Relig Experience
(Spring 2015)

01:30 PM to 02:45 PM TR

Enterprise Hall 276

Section Information for Spring 2015

The European Age of Exploration in the 1500s brought about the first global encounters between previously unknown peoples in the world and provoked a crisis in understanding “religion.” As a result various definitions, theories, and ways of studying religion began to emerge which continue to shape our understanding of religion and culture in our contemporary, globalized world. This course explores a variety of religious expressions and movements, and examines influential moments and thinkers in the field of religious studies. Students will be introduced to key ideas, theories, and terms concerning religion.

Satisfies the general education requirement in global understanding.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Examines main forms of religious expression as embodied in several important religious traditions in contemporary world. Investigates religious experience; myth and ritual; teachings and scripture; ethical, social, and artistic aspects of religion; and nature and function of religion in human society. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Schedule Type: Lecture

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