Majors Colloquium in Religious Studies|
This seminar provides an opportunity for majors to reflect even more 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, anthropology, feminist theory, and post-colonial 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
Course packet including readings from Chidester, Orsi, McCutcheon, J.Z.Smith, Castelli and others¿¿.
Saba Mahmood, et.al., IS CRITIQUE SECULAR?
|Examination and Assignments: |
Four analytic conversation papers, and intensively literate participation in class discussion
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This is a required course for religion majors, is limited to them, and is to be taken in one's junior year. Only majors who have already taken RELI151: Introduction to the Study of Religion may enroll in the Colloquium. This course fulfills a "Method & Theory" requirement for the Religion Department major.
|Instructor(s): Quijada,Justine Times: ..T.R.. 08:50AM-10:10AM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 12||SR major: 3||JR major: 9|| || |
|Seats Available: 8||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 0||FR: 0|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 2||1st Ranked: 2||2nd Ranked: 0||3rd Ranked: 0||4th Ranked: 0||Unranked: 0|