Theories & Methods in The Study of Religion

Offered in the fall. 4 points. Focuses on fundamental theoretical and methodological issues pertaining to the academic study of religion. Exposes students to, and familiarizes them with, some of the more important theories of the origin, character, and function of religion as a human phenomenon. Students are given an opportunity to encounter and test an assortment of the main scholarly approaches to understanding and interpreting religious phenomena, including psychological, sociological, anthropological, and hermeneutical perspectives.

Course Information



4 Points

Term Section Instructor Schedule Location

Fall 2017

Elayne Mary Oliphant
TR: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM GCASL 383
Fortune N Onyiorah
TR: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM GCASL 383