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Fall 2021
Sep 27,2022
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This course uses a sociological perspective, complemented by historical, economic, political, and cultural approaches, to explore how human beings engage religion to explain their worlds and their experiences, but also to take social action. We will examine important and renowned theories that aim to explain how collectivities of people create and use religion, and then we will apply those theories to present-day and past examples of religious faith and practice, in locales ranging from the southern United States, to West Africa, Latin America, and South Asia. We will find that people work within the cultural structures imposed by religion, but that they also perpetually shape and re-create religious beliefs and traditions as they use them to facilitate the challenges of living in communities of unequal power relations.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Sociology Department

Course Attributes:
Gen Ed 18-Values and Ethics, OLD GE TOPICS SOCIAL SCIENCE, SS-Sch Core-Consc & Society

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     

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