Sociology | Religion and Society
S313 | 25444 | Koch


What role does religion play in society? What are the similarities and
differences in the major religious traditions in our society? How can
we explain variation in belief and participation? Are we becoming more
or less religious? This course will try to answer these questions and
more. While we won=t be looking at specific doctrines or histories, we
will be looking at the general practices and beliefs of Mainline
Protestants, Evangelical and Black Protestants, Roman Catholicism,
Judaism, and Islam, especially their significance to contemporary
social issues.