REL 3155 - Religion and Conflict

Explores the "contact zones" between religion, culture, and politics to understand the dynamics of social tensions, collaborations, conflicts, integrations, and conversions. Particular attention will be given to the pivotal role religious communities play in debates on democracy, justice, ethnicity, gender, education, and identity. It examines the impact of religion on secular spheres within specific historical contexts that test understandings of the relationship between religion and society.

Credits: 4 hours

Notes: This course satisfies General Education Area V: Social and Behavioral Sciences.

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