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RELS 256: Methods and Theories of the Study of Religion

Term: Spring Fall

Credits: 4

Degree Requirements: F1

An introduction to the phenomenological, sociological, anthropological, and psychological approaches to the academic study of religions. This course reviews the methodologies and theories of foundational thinkers in the modern study of religions. Students learn to apply the ideas of these theorists in field studies of local religious phenomena.

Prerequisites: The Bible: Texts and contexts,