Required of all majors. Critical examination of various methods, disciplines, and theories employed in the academic study of religion, focusing particularly on those approaches that locate religion in its social, cultural, and political contexts. Taught in both Fall semester (Poland) and Spring semester (Zamir). Required of all Religion majors by the end of the junior year.
Students entering 2012 and after: satisfies the Philosophical and Religious Perspectives distribution requirement.
Students entering before 2012: satisfies the Religion distribution requirement.
Pre/Corequisites: Any two Religion courses or permission of the instructor.