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Intro. to Religious Studies (RELS-309.A), Spring 2009

Intro. to Religious Studies (RELS-309.A), Spring 2009

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Published by Nathan Rein
Overview syllabus for an introduction to religious studies.
Overview syllabus for an introduction to religious studies.

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Published by: Nathan Rein on Jan 26, 2009
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RELS-309.A, Introduction to ReligionInstructor: Nathan Rein (nrein at ursinus dot edu, 610-973-7186, AIM: nathanrein)MW 2:30-3:45pm, Olin 108
Required texts:
Mary Douglas,
Purity and Danger 
Mircea Eliade,
Cosmos and History 
Claude Levi-Strauss,
Myth and Meaning
William Paden, Religious WorldsDaniel Pals,
Eight Theories of Religion
Required assignments:
 Two short papers (1500-2000 words), due 2/20 and 3/23 (20% each)One final project, due on the date of our scheduled final (t.b.a.) (40%) There will also be periodic, short, informal assignments given out throughout thesemester.Classroom participation will count for 20% of your final grade.
Schedule of readings:
M 1/19Introduction to the classReligion in the newsW 1/21Paden, 1-49M 1/26Paden, 51-120W 1/28Paden, 121-170M 2/2Pals, 3-52W 2/4M 2/9Pals, 53-84W 2/11M 2/16Pals, 85-117W 2/18M 2/23

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