RELIGION 455 - Religion and Society
Section: 001
Term: FA 2008
Subject: Religion (RELIGION)
Department: LSA Studies in Religion
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With permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Although early social theorists predicted the demise of religion, religion is far from dead in contemporary society. This course offers an overview of some of the most significant problems in the sociology of religion. We will be reading theoretical, historical and ethnographic works about various religious traditions, across several regions of the world. We will look at religion as it intersects with other significant social identities such as class, gender, ethnicity, race and nation. The course will be based on a dynamic mix of lectures and discussion around current debates such as the pledge of allegiance in the U.S., the ban of the Islamic veil in France, or the popularity of and controversy surrounding Mel Gibson's Passion of the Christ. The course will include the showing of films, news clips, and editorials to illustrate the role of religion in contemporary social life.

RELIGION 455 - Religion and Society
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001 (SEM)
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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