2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog

SOCI 385 Sociology Of Religion

Students will learn about a variety of American and international religions and religious movements and how these are shaped by culture. Students will contrast the theoretical perspectives of Durkheim, Weber, Marx, and the social constructionists and will study the reciprocal influence of religion and culture, or stated differently, the influence of religion and social structures on each other. Students will also be challenged to examine the cultural underpinnings of their own faith.Prerequisite: SOC 101, 112, PSY 101, or SWK 205.. (Offered irregularly.)