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Introduction to the Study of Religion
RELI 151
Spring 2011
Section: 01   02  

This course will examine the many ways in which religion is understood and practiced by a variety of communities as well as the ways it is critically engaged and understood by scholars in the field of religious studies. The three divisions of the curriculum of the Department of Religion (religious traditions, thematic approaches, and method and theory) will be represented in the course's examples and approaches. Topics covered in this course include religious violence and conflict, the significance of myth and narrative in providing schemes of meaning, the production of community solidarity and difference through rituals, the construction and transmission of traditions through texts, and objects, and religious conflict.

Essential Capabilities: Intercultural Literacy
The course develops tools that contribute to an understanding of the dynamics of intercultural interactions.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS RELI
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (RELI-MN)(RELI)(SISP-Reli Conc)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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