Feb 07, 2023  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog

REL 252 - Religion, Healing, and Health

4 credits (Fall or Spring)
The course investigates the religious and social dimensions of healing across the world, with a focus on the fundamental differences and intersections between religious healing and medical treatments. Course topics include the religious views of suffering and pain, the movement of religious health tourism, and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Students will learn how Yoga, Ayurveda, chiropractic treatment, acupuncture, mindfulness, and energy healing are interpreted and practiced in the religious and medical contexts.

Prerequisite: REL 101 REL 102 REL 103 REL 104 REL 105 , or second-year standing.
Instructor: Y. Chen