Understanding Sociology of Religion
Acquire a basic understanding of the major theories, concepts, and perspectives used by sociologists to study religion in the modern world.
Understanding Scientific Study of Religion
Acquire a basic understanding of the issues and debates concerning the scientific study of religion and the use of sociological theories and methods for the study of religion.
Critical Thinking about Religion
Develop the ability to think critically about the study of religion and the place of religion in modern life and society.
Analysis and Writing
Develop the ability to analyze issues related to the study of religion and communicate the analysis in writing (i.e., forming and presenting an argument, using appropriate scholarly language, writing respectfully, etc.).