Spring 2020 - HUM 130 D100
Introduction to Religious Studies (3)
Class Number: 5407
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 3153, Burnaby
An introduction to concepts central to the academic study of religion exploring various relevant methodologies. Provides a framework for understanding the many ways in which humans experience the phenomenon of the sacred through symbol, ritual, doctrine and experience in a variety of religious traditions and cultures. Students who have taken HUM 230 prior to 2007 may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities Equivalent Courses: GS230 HUM230 Breadth-Humanities.
This course will explore the key figures, works, and concepts that characterize the discipline of Religious Studies. The class centers around the application of theories and methods in Religious Studies. Class meetings will include lectures, reading discussions, and practice examining things religious through a variety of theoretical lenses.
- Attendance and Participation 25%
- Reading Question Assignments (10) 20%
- Though Experiment Assignments (7) 35%
- Digital Essay Final Project 20%
Pals, Daniel L. Eight Theories of Religion. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.
Stausberg, Michael ed. Contemporary Theories of Religion: A Critical Companion. London; New York: Routledge, 2010.
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