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. Generally taught in spring semester. Required of all Religious Studies majors by the end of the junior year.
Satisfies the Philosophical and Religious Perspectives requirement.
Pre/Corequisites: Any two Religion courses or permission of the instructor.
Students intending to go abroad in their junior year should take this course in their sophomore year, if possible.