04:30 PM to 07:10 PM M
Innovation Hall 137
Section Information for Fall 2016
What is religion? Is religion easily defined? Can we say it is a worship of God or gods or a life of ethical practices? Is it a way of thinking about the meaning of life? Does religion always point to a higher, non-human reality or is it like culture, a development of human ideas and experiences? In this course, students will be introduced to the study of 'religion' and how this field of study has developed since its beginnings in the modern, western world. Students will also be introduced to the methods used by scholars of religion as they observe and study the world's religions.
Core Course: MAIS Concentration in Religion, Culture, and Values
Methods Course: MA in Middle East and Islamic Studies (religious Studies focus)
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.