Majors Colloquium in Religious Studies|
Fall 2018 not offered
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.
With particular emphasis on case studies, the seminar will explore how scholars operate within disciplinary communities, choose their topics, engage interlocutors, weigh issues of emic and etic interpretation, and--on good days--publish their analyses.
Each member of the seminar will choose a local religious community to engage throughout the semester as a further opportunity to consider the choices scholarship entails.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (RELI-MN)(RELI)
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Frequent short papers, final essay, and intensively literate participation in class discussion.
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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 RELI101: Introduction to the Study of Religion may enroll in the Colloquium. This course fulfills a "Method & Theory" requirement for the Religion Department major.
NOTE: Beginning Fall 2008 RELI101 is re-numbered and will be RELI151.