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Dr. Martha Selby, Chair 120 INNER CAMPUS DR STOP G9300 WCH 4.134 78712-1251 • 512-471-5811

Fall 2005

ANS 301M • 5-Introduction to the Study of Religion

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
29080 TTh
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
GEO 2.102
KURTZ, L.

Course Description

Provides a comparative study of religious traditions and introduces scholarly methods for the study of religion from an interdisciplinary perspective, although with some sociological emphasis. This course will explore the nature of religious beliefs and practices, both historically and in the contemporary context. Of particular interest will be the way in which religious traditions are formed and change over time as they become increasingly cosmopolitan, and the relationship between those traditions and the current globalization of culture and society as well as the relationship between religion and violence. http://web.austin.utexas.edu/cola/students/courses/coursedetail.cfm?courseID=7598

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