A term-contained class that examines religious traditions beyond the Introduction to Religion and Culture course. The Abrahamic religions and the eastern religions of Hinduism and Buddhism serve as a starting point. A major concern is what makes a “religion”? How is it defined? What is unique about the study of religion as opposed to other academic disciplines? The reading topics depend on the interest of the teacher and students.
Prerequisite: Introduction to Religion and Culture or departmental approval.