Religious Studies | Introduction to the Study of Religion
R264 | 3641 | Constance Furey

What is religion?  Why are people religious? What does religion do?
Why do religions differ? In this course we will address these
questions by analyzing how religion has been studied, and religious
traditions compared, by influential thinkers such as Emile Durkheim,
Peter Berger, Mircea Eliade, Sigmund Freud, Clifford Geertz, Victor
Turner, Claude Levi-Strauss, Jonathan Z. Smith and Paul Tillich.
Requirements:  brief weekly analyses, midterm exam, and final paper.