Spring 2014 not offered
This course examines classical and contemporary theoretical perspectives on the nature of religion as a social institution and cultural system. Themes will include sociological definitions of religion and the rise of capitalism, modernity, and belief and patterns of religion's reconciliation with modern society.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (RELI)
Emile Durkheim, THE ELEMENTARY FORMS OF RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE
Max Weber, THE PROTESTANT ETHIC AND THE SPIRIT OF CAPITALISM
Clifford Geertz, THE INTERPRETATION OF CULTURES
Mary Douglas, PURITY AND DANGER: AN ANALYSIS OF CONCEPTS OF POLLUTION AND TABOO
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Students will be required to write one mid-term paper of 4-5 pages and a final research paper of 10-12 pages. Attendance and participation are required.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course fulfills the "Method & Theory" Religion Department major requirement.
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