American Religious Realities: Sociological and Anthropological Approaches (RS-525)
As part of the MAIRS curriculum, this course facilitates an understanding of the scope of America’s religious diversity: the nature of its current complexity and factors contributing to its emergence; the mutually influencing interactions between religious communities (their convictions, practices, and structures); and the American contextual trends, such as immigration, political issues, and social drivers like race, ethnicity, or gender. This course is taught with faculty of different traditions or backgrounds, and builds knowledge and skills for study within a multifaith setting.
The Fall 2022 offering, taught by a sociologist and a theologian with extensive experience in religious anthropology methodology, will feature case studies, field work, and ethnography.
Course fulfills the following curricular requirements:
MAIRS - Core course
If you are not enrolled in a degree program but wish to register for this course, use the Online Registration for Special Students and Auditors.