Jun 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

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RELI 010 - (HP) What Is Religion? Recognizing Religion in Public Life and People’s Experience

Semester Hours: 3
Periodically

This course is designed to introduce students to the academic study of religion. We will explore religion 1) as a concept; 2) as human endeavor across different times and contexts; and 3) as a factor of everyday experience and public life. While the structure of the United States leaves many people with the impression that religion is only for religious people in their private time, in fact religion suffuses all experience whether people are religious or not, and affects everyone’s public lives, including students’ future professional lives. “Religion is always in the room” is one way to express this. “There is always a religion angle” is another mantra. In this class, students learn basic religious literacy, but also how to recognize religion in everyday life. More, each student will undertake to apply this literacy to their professional area of interest, discerning how future coworkers, employees, clients, and cultures might orient around religion.





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