Religions Resisting Modernity (FYS)|
|Certificates: Muslim Studies|
Why did the Taliban forbid television? Why do creationists reject evolution? Why did Gandhi insist that Indian nationalists spin their own thread? Throughout the last century, resistance has risen to modernity, and religion has played an increasingly important role in challenging the globalization of modern Western values. This seminar will explore how Europe transformed itself into a modern society with worldwide influence. Then it will investigate how the Lakota Sioux, Christian creationists, Mohandas Gandhi, the Branch Davidians, and Egyptian Islamicists each have used religion in an attempt to resist some aspect of modernity, either outside the Western world or within it. Ultimately, the course will challenge our very understandings and expectations of modernity.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (RELI)(SISP-Reli Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Special Attributes: FYS|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
John Neihardt, BLACK ELK SPEAKS (0803283857)
Robert Lee, INHERIT THE WIND (0345501039)
Mohandas Gandhi, MY EXPERIMENTS WITH TRUTH (0807059099)
Stuart Wright, ed. ARMAGEDDON IN WACO (0226908453)
Ahmed Rashid, THE TALIBAN
Jennifer Heath, THE VEIL
|Examination and Assignments: |
Three short papers, one exam, 12-page research paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
THIS SECTION IS A FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR (FYS) CLASS.
Attendance and participation is mandatory. This course fulfills a "Thematic Approach" Religion Department major requirement.
|Instructor(s): Gottschalk,Peter S. Times: .M.W... 08:20AM-09:40AM; Location: ALLB004; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: 2||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: X||FR: 15|