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Viewing: REL 6901 : Thinking about Religion: Classic and Contemporary Approaches

Last approved: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:01:33 GMT

Last edit: Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:06:04 GMT

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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Religion (REL)
Thinking about Religion: Classic and Contemporary Approaches
Thinking about Religion
Fall 2017
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Analysis of different ways in which religious phenomena can be approached. Readings and discussion of some of the epoch-making books in the development of the study of religion.
After completing this course, a student should be able to:

1) articulate and critique various approaches to the study of religion;

2) compare and contrast the different approaches; and

3) construct a academic research paper using the appropriate scholarly tools and conventions.
This is the graduate level version of REL 3901, and there is more work involved.
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jbb (Sat, 19 Nov 2016 22:51:57 GMT): Rollback: Syllabus must contain the required OAPA boilerplate regarding: Course requirements and grading; Attendance and Participation; Goals and Learning Outcomes; Weekly Schedule; Academic Integrity; Support for Students Outside the Classroom; Religious Holidays; Security. Consult template uploaded with syllabus. Also, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education now requires that all syllabi include average minimum amount of out-of-class or independent learning expected per week. For more detail see
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