RELI 100: The Human Religious Experience

RELI 100-006: Human Relig Experience
(Fall 2017)

03:00 PM to 04:15 PM TR

Planetary Hall (formerly Science & Tech I) 212

Section Information for Fall 2017

This course will serve as a basic introduction to the academic study of religion. While not to be confused with a general survey course of religions-of-the-world or “world religions,” this course will draw upon diverse examples of different religious expressions and movements from across the global. However, the main purpose is to introduce you to various theories, methods or approaches, key concepts and terms, taxonomies or typologies (e.g., types or categories of religions), and influential moments and thinkers within the field of religious studies that have probably affected what and how you think about religion whether you are aware of it or not.

Note: This section of RELI 100 is not a survey course of different religions but rather an introductory course to the field of religious studies. Students interested in learning explicitly about a variety of religions should consider another section of this course.

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. Limited to three attempts.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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