2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

SOCI 30683 Sociology of Religion

Prerequisite: SOCI 20213, or SOCI 20223 or permission of instructor. An introduction to understanding the role of religion in society and to sociological methods for the study of religion. The course will introduce theories and research pertaining to types of religious experience, conversion and commitment, denominationalism, secularization and fundamentalism. Class, gender, race and ethnicity will also be addressed as they influence religion in society. (Offered as RELI or SOCI credit.)