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2023 - 2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023 - 2024 Undergraduate Catalog

RELG 201 - Religions of the World: The Human Religious Experience

Credits: (3)
College Curriculum: COLL 200
Domain (Anchored): ALV
An introduction to the comparative study of religion in human experience, intellectual thought, and social life in an array of different cultural and historical contexts.  The course explores the role of religion in society, politics, and intellectual thought in an array of different contexts and from multiple methodological and theoretical perspectives used in the humanities and social sciences. By journeying together through seminal texts, ritual practices, art forms, myths, ethics, philosophies, and experiences of the sacred, we will arrive at a deepened understanding of religion in the world while also (re)-considering our own cultural assumptions and gaining a clearer understanding of our particular identities and histories. Specific religious traditions and themes may vary from semester to semester. No prerequisites.