Rel 171. (SOC 171) Religion and Society (4)

An Introduction to the sociology of religion. Covers classical and contemporary approaches to defining and studying the role of religion in society. Emphasis on understanding religious beliefs and practices in the United States, the sources and contours of religious change, and the effects of religion on individuals and society. Specific topics include religious fundamentalism, religious conversion, religious practices and authority, secularization, religion in public life, religion in social change religious terrorism, and the ways in which religion impacts our personal health, educational attainment, and family life.

Requirement: 
(SS)
Instructor: 
Munson
Availability: 
Unavailable
Spring
2015