Religion in America (W)

Spring 2020

Description

Religion plays a role in the most contentious social issues of our era: religious freedom, abortion, evolution, racism, and gay rights, among others. The course explores the historical roots of American religions and religious trends such as pluralism and fundamentalism. We pay particular attention to media representations of religious "others" and use case studies to explore the intersections of religion and gender, race, class, and ethnicity. The course uses historical documents, religious texts, films and other media, and also introduces students to basic research methods for religious studies.

Class Notes

This is a Chico Distance & Online Education class. Only students who are registered in an online degree program or who reside outside of Chico and have contacted Regional and Continuing Education prior to enrollment (530-898-6105) will be permitted to enroll in this section.

Class Details

Instructor
Instructor Name (static text): 
Lennon, Patricia M
Location

WWW ONLINE

Class Registration Information

Class #
3330
Course
RELS 322W -
SECT 72
Units
3
Fees
Price TBA:
  • $ / unit
Class Meeting Dates

01/21/2020 - 05/15/2020

Days

TR

Times

11:00am12:15pm

RELS 322W - SECT 72

Religion in America (W)

Class: 3330 Units: 3

M-F 01/21/2020 - 05/15/2020 TR 11:00am12:15pm

Religion plays a role in the most contentious social issues of our era: religious freedom, abortion, evolution, racism, and gay rights, among others. The course explores the historical roots of American religions and religious trends such as pluralism and fundamentalism. We pay particular attention to media representations of religious "others" and use case studies to explore the intersections of religion and gender, race, class, and ethnicity. The course uses historical documents, religious texts, films and other media, and also introduces students to basic research methods for religious studies.

Class Notes

Religion plays a role in the most contentious social issues of our era: religious freedom, abortion, evolution, racism, and gay rights, among others. The course explores the historical roots of American religions and religious trends such as pluralism and fundamentalism. We pay particular attention to media representations of religious "others" and use case studies to explore the intersections of religion and gender, race, class, and ethnicity. The course uses historical documents, religious texts, films and other media, and also introduces students to basic research methods for religious studies.

Instructor
Instructor Name (static text): 
Lennon, Patricia M
Location
WWW ONLINE