HUMA 505 (01) - Introduction to Religion

Intro to Religion

Durham   Liberal Arts :: Humanities
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2021 - Full Term (08/30/2021 - 12/13/2021)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 16258
This course provides an introduction to religion, exploring the various ways that this phenomenon has been understood, approached, practiced, and studied across human history. The course will examine the different ways that religion can be defined, drawing from a variety of humanities and other disciplines. Foundational theories explaining the origins, persistence, and continued relevance of religion will be compared and applied to different traditions. Topics include concepts of divinity, rituals, myth, mysticism and spirituality, pilgrimage, death and the afterlife, and ultimate reality.
You must sign up in the Dept Office before registering through WEBCAT.
Equivalent(s): RS 505
Only listed colleges in section: Liberal Arts
Attributes: Humanities(Disc)
Instructors: Nicole Ruane

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/30/2021 12/13/2021 TR 3:40pm - 5:00pm MURK 118
Additional Course Details: 

Please note that one can register for this course through Humanities (HUMA) or Religious Studies (RS). There are seats set aside for both programs. If the HUMA seats are full, register through RS, and vice versa. It has the same Discovery credit. 

What is religion?

Why do people believe?

How can we understand it?