Theories & Methods in The Study of Religion

SAME AS G14.1204-001.

Students explore fundamental theoretical and methodological issues for the academic study of religion, including some of the more important theories of the origin, character, and function of religion as a human phenomenon. Students cover psychological, sociological, anthropological, dialectical, post-colonial and feminist approaches, as well as some problems for the study of religion today: secularization theory and the intersection of religion and media. Departmental permission required.

Course Information



4 Points

Term Section Instructor Schedule Location

Fall 2017

Elayne Mary Oliphant
W: 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM 726B 542