Theories of Religion and Society
aims of the course
This class will introduce students to classical theories and their significances of today’s religious phenomena from a number of disciplines (anthropology, sociology, psychology, history, philosophy, theology, and others). It is also intended to provide students with the tools necessary to think about religion in academic ways. It is designed to promote independent learning, creativity, and critical thinking. It emphasizes how students would examine and apply helpful theories to their research interests and problems.
- Students will be familiar with scholarly debates on the study of religion and society and classical theories grounding subsequent debates.
- Students will be able to analyze