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2015-2016 Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOC 295-02 - Special Topic: Analyzing Religion: A Sociological Agenda

4 credits (Spring)
Does religion oppress or liberate? Is it alienating , or a force of social solidarity? Are we becoming more secular? This is a course in the social scientific study of religion as a social institution. It examines behavior, belonging and belief, as well as the relationships and processes that sustain religious systems of meaning. Examines cults, new religious movements, capitalism, and the impact of religion on other social categories such as gender, sexuality, and ethnicity.

Prerequisite: SOC 111 .
Instructor: Snook