Sociology of Religion

Subject: 
Religious Studies (RS)
Catalog number: 
730
Unit weight: 
0.50
Meet type: 
SEM
Grading basis: 
NUM
Cross-listing(s): 
SOC-730
Requisites: 
N/A
Description: 
The course examines key substantive, theoretical and methodological issues of the sociology of religion through the detailed study of important classical and contemporary works in the field. Representative issues addressed are: the social and psychological nature and function of religious experience, the character of conversion processes, the social and political implications of religious ideologies and organizations, the status of religious beliefs and practices in an age of seeming secularization. Attention will be given to both western and non-western religious traditions as well as to both established and newer forms of religious life.
Topic titles: 
N/A
Faculty: 
Arts (ART)
Academic level: 
GRD
Course ID: 
003051