RELI 158 - (HP) Religion in Everyday LifeSemester Hours: 3
This class goes behind the headlines of general perceptions of religion to see faiths close up. It tests the idea that understanding religion starts with understanding the people that live it — and the person who’s studying it. Using methods from anthropology, literary studies, and cultural studies, each student chooses a local religious community as his or her site for semester-long field work, including self-analysis, participant-observation, interviews, and readings of bodies, literature, and material culture. At the same time, students read some of the best ethnographic studies of religion from the past decade.
RELI 010 , 012 , 013 , 014F , 014S , 015 , 016 , 017 , 018 , 050 , 070 , 075 , 080 or 085 . (Formerly (HP) Studying American Religion From the Ground Up.)
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