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Spring 2013-2014
* REL 258 (SA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Religion in American Society

Judith Weisenfeld

This course explores the dynamics of religion in contemporary America. We consider such themes as religious encounter and conflict; patterns of tradition and change; the relation of religion to broader political currents and debates (including race, sexuality, gender, science, economics); "secular" spiritualties, the challenges of religious pluralism; and religion and popular culture.

Sample reading list:
Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins, Left Behind
Kristy Nabhan-Warren, The Virgin of El Barrio
Joanna Brooks, The Book of Mormon Girl
Kevin Schultz, Tri-Faith America
Hugh Urban, The Church of Scientology
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Approximately 150-200 pages of reading per week; two short (4-5 page) papers; take-home midterm examination; take-home final examination; active participation in precepts.

Take Home Mid term Exam - 20%
Take Home Final Exam - 35%
Papers - 25%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42801 L01 01:30:00 pm - 02:20:00 pm M W   Frist Campus Center   307   Enrolled:13 Limit:25
44266 P01 02:30:00 pm - 03:20:00 pm W   Class of 1879 Hall   137   Enrolled:12 Limit:12 Closed
44267 P02 02:30:00 pm - 03:20:00 pm M        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
44456 P03 12:30:00 pm - 01:20:00 pm Th        Enrolled:1 Limit:1 Closed
42802 P99 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled