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Selected Spring 2018 Courses Offerings

November 6, 2017
  

The academic study of religion allows one to explore questions of human being in many ways.  Please check out our video!

Our introduction to the study of religion challenges conventional conceptions by considering how religion works, what it does, and why it matters. Similarly, our traditions courses—such as BuddhismAfrican-American Religion, and Islam—seek to explode preconceptions in order to expand understanding.

Many of our courses also address particular themes or issues, such as the role of religion in society--from the Creator’s Game (lacrosse), to debates about the use of stem cells, to the diverse ways in which people construct their world in relationship to images of God/s, to religion’s response to the atrocities of a not-so-distant past and an all-too-troubling present.

Inquiry also plays a central role in our course offerings. In two of our courses, one on meaning and knowledge and the other on the human and divine, inquiry is philosophical and theological. In our course on God in political theory, it is philosophical, theological, and political.  And in our course on art and experience in America, it is philosophical, theological, and aesthetic.

Last, but certainly not least, our courses also explore the scriptural and the literary, particularly in their performative capacity, as compelling ways to examine human being and becoming.

The Department of Religion is multi-disciplinary.  As such, it is a great resource for undergraduates who wish to construct rich and creative programs of study.  Come and join us!

Spring 2018 Course Gallery | Course Descriptions (PDF)

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Contact Information

Prof. Marcia C. Robinson.
Office: 511HL,
Office Hours: Tuesday afternoons, 1:00PM-2:00PM;
email: mrobin03@syr.edu.