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RELI 232. What is Religion? Theories and Methods. 1 Credit.

Offered Either Fall or Spring; Lecture hours:3
Exploration of theoretical models and methods in religious studies. Readings from major texts may include sociological, psychological, anthropological, and phenomenological approaches, along with challenges to such theories from thinkers of feminist, postmodern, and postcolonial perspectives. Prerequisite: sophomore, junior or senior status only. Open to others by permission of instructor.

Religious Studies (RELI)

The academic study of religion examines one of the most powerful, influential, and contested forces in the world. It is critical to developing a deep understanding of different cultures and diverse perspectives necessary for living in a complex and interconnected world. Religious literacy is an integral component of a Liberal Arts education.