Minor in Religious Studies - Topics in Religious Studies RELS 3000   Topics in Religious Studies
This course treats a range of theoretical and methodological issues in the study of religion and serves to introduce students to key problems in scholarship on both Western and Eastern traditions. A variety of themes will be explored such as the relationship between philosophy and religion, the functions of doctrine and ritual, the nature of holiness and the nature of scripture. Beyond a basic understanding of these and other themes, however, the course will engage students with the various - often conflicting - ways in which these themes have been treated in Religious Studies scholarship.
FORMAT: Seminar
RESTRICTIONS: Students must be in their third year of study, or beyond