Majors Colloquium in Religious Studies|
This seminar provides an opportunity for majors to reflect critically upon the theories, methods, and discourses that constitute the academic study of religion. We will be concerned with current studies in history and the history of religions, the interpretation of texts, ethnographic and cultural studies, and feminist theory. Our task is to understand and assess how scholars of religion make critical judgments. The seminar will explore how scholars operate within disciplinary communities, choose their topics, engage interlocutors, and weigh issues of emic and etic interpretation. We will seek to identify and evaluate each scholar's principles of selection, means of description, stipulation of evidence, use of comparative categories, and methods and models of argumentation.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (RELI-MN)(RELI)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Three short analytical papers, a final essay, and intensively literate participation in class discussion
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This is a required course for Religion majors and is to be taken in one's Junior year. Only majors who have already taken RELI 151: What is Religion? may enroll in the Colloquium. This course fulfills a "Method & Theory" requirement for the Religion Department major.
|Instructor(s): Cameron,Ron Times: ..T.R.. 02:50PM-04:10PM; Location: ONLINE; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 12||SR major: 0||JR major: 11|| || |
|Seats Available: 2||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 1||SO: 0||FR: 0|
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