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Theories & Criticisms of Relig

Fall 2020

Description

A study of the history, theories, and methods of religious studies as a scholarly and academic discipline, with emphasis on the biographical and historical contexts of significant contributors to the discipline and their classic works. Topics include secular vs. religious approaches to the study of religion and the contrast between religious insiders' and outsiders' perspectives; alternative theories of the origins and functions of religion; and debates over whether religion is a positive or negative influence in the lives of individuals and social groups.

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): 
Grelle, Bruce E
Location

WWW ONLINE

Class Registration Information

Class #
3567
Course
RELS 480 -
SECT 72
Units
3
Fees
Price TBA:
  • $ / unit
Capacity
16/20
Class Meeting Dates

08/24/2020 - 12/18/2020

Days

TBA

Times

Registration

RELS 480 - SECT 72

Theories & Criticisms of Relig

Class: 3567 Units: 3

M-F 08/24/2020 - 12/18/2020 TBA

A study of the history, theories, and methods of religious studies as a scholarly and academic discipline, with emphasis on the biographical and historical contexts of significant contributors to the discipline and their classic works. Topics include secular vs. religious approaches to the study of religion and the contrast between religious insiders' and outsiders' perspectives; alternative theories of the origins and functions of religion; and debates over whether religion is a positive or negative influence in the lives of individuals and social groups.

Class Notes

A study of the history, theories, and methods of religious studies as a scholarly and academic discipline, with emphasis on the biographical and historical contexts of significant contributors to the discipline and their classic works. Topics include secular vs. religious approaches to the study of religion and the contrast between religious insiders' and outsiders' perspectives; alternative theories of the origins and functions of religion; and debates over whether religion is a positive or negative influence in the lives of individuals and social groups.

Instructor
Instructor Name (static text): 
Grelle, Bruce E
Location
WWW ONLINE