RELI 630: Theories and Methods in the Study of Religion

RELI 630-001: Approaches to Study Religion
(Fall 2014)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM M

Robinson Hall A208

Section Information for Fall 2014

What is religion? Is it a set of beliefs about a God or gods? Is it a personal experience or does it tell us something about our world and/or a sacred reality? Is religion a system of ethics or a guide to political life or a form of magic? And how should we study a subject as complex as religion? Should we learn about religion from believers or scholars or both? Do we seek evidence of a higher reality and/or study sacred texts and their accounts of religious experience? This course examines various intellectual approaches used to analyze and understand the unique and diverse human phenomenon of religion.

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Examines study of religion as academic discipline. Evaluates various intellectual approaches and methods used in study of religious phenomena. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar

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