RELI 0400

Seminar: Study of Religion

Understanding Religion: Foundational Theories and Methods
In this seminar we will examine the genesis of the academic study of religion in the modern world by reading seminal texts of such founding thinkers as: Durkheim, Weber, James, Freud, Jung, and Eliade. We will analyze these and more recent theories and methods in the sociological, psychological, and comparative study of religion, discerning their assumptions and implications, strengths and weaknesses, and utilizing them in focused written assignments. We end with the study of text-critical methods, interpreting the Garden of Eden story from multiple perspectives. Open to juniors and seniors who have had two religion courses or by waiver. 3 hrs. sem.
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Fall 2022

RELI0400A-F22 Seminar

Fall 2021

RELI0400A-F21 Seminar (Anzali)

Fall 2020

RELI0400A-F20 Seminar (Waldron)

Fall 2019

RELI0400A-F19 Seminar (Waldron)

Fall 2018

RELI0400A-F18 Seminar (Anzali, Ortegren)

Fall 2017

RELI0400A-F17 Seminar (Waldron)

Fall 2016

RELI0400A-F16 Seminar (Waldron)

Fall 2015

RELI0400A-F15 Seminar (Waldron)

Fall 2014

RELI0400A-F14 Seminar (Waldron)

Spring 2014

RELI0400A-S14 Seminar (Waldron)

Spring 2013

RELI0400A-S13 Seminar (Gould)

Spring 2012

RELI0400A-S12 Seminar (Waldron)

Spring 2011

RELI0400A-S11 Seminar (Waldron)

Spring 2010

RELI0400A-S10 Seminar (Waldron)

Spring 2009

RELI0400A-S09 Seminar (Waldron)
RELI0400B-S09 Seminar (Schine)

Spring 2008

RELI0400A-S08 Seminar (Schine)

Fall 2006

RELI0400A-F06 Seminar (Schine)

Fall 2005

RELI0400A-F05 Seminar (Waldron)

Fall 2004

RELI0400A-F04 Seminar (Waldron)

Fall 2003

RELI0400A-F03 Seminar (Waldron)