May 29, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

RLST112 HM - Engaging Religion

Credit(s): 3

Instructor(s): Dyson

Description: This advanced-level seminar uses case studies to explore what counts as religion in a variety of contexts: media, law, academia, economics, politics, etc. How do people recognize religion? What consequences are there for recognizing or denying the legitimacy of religious practices or beliefs? How is that legitimacy judged? How is it narrated? By approaching a few cases studies from multiple perspectives, students gain insight into how the lenses used to assess religion can enable, deepen, or limit understanding.

HSA Course Area(s): Religious Studies
HSA Writing Intensive: Yes