Sociology
 

Introduction to the Sociology of Religion

Introduction to the Sociology of Religion
Origin, growth, and organizational development of religious groups; church activity, conversion, secularization, religious change.
SOC
325
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesNone
 Taught 
Course Outcomes: 

Understanding Sociology of Religion

Acquire a basic understanding of the major theories, concepts, and perspectives used by sociologists to study religion in the modern world.

Understanding Scientific Study of Religion

Acquire a basic understanding of the issues and debates concerning the scientific study of religion and the use of sociological theories and methods for the study of religion.

Critical Thinking about Religion

Develop the ability to think critically about the study of religion and the place of religion in modern life and society.

Analysis and Writing

Develop the ability to analyze issues related to the study of religion and communicate the analysis in writing (i.e., forming and presenting an argument, using appropriate scholarly language, writing respectfully, etc.).