Jan 24, 2021  
Rensselaer Catalog 2018-2019 
Rensselaer Catalog 2018-2019 [Archived Catalog]

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IHSS 1666 - Religion in a Global World

This course explores the role of religion in different cultures and in the everyday lives of people around the world. It will introduce students to key concepts, themes, and debates in social science. The role of religion and rituals will be examined through classic texts in anthropology, sociology, political science, and in ethnographic cases relating to different types of societies, from traditional to modern American cultures. It will begin with some basic theoretical issues before discussing contemporary issues such as the relations between nation and religion, violence and religion, climate change and religion, and “magical thinking” in technology and science. 


When Offered: Fall term annually.

Credit Hours: 4

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