Religious Studies (RS)
Course numbers with the # symbol included (e.g. #400) have not been taught in the last 3 years.
RS 505 - Introduction to Religion
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.
Equivalent(s): HUMA 505