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Huntington University is pleased to offer RLST 4135 and RLST 4365 during the Fall/Winter Term.  Both fourth year courses will be offered starting in September 2016 and are open to full-time and part-time students.


RLST 4135  – READINGS IN WESTERN RELIGIONS

FALL/WINTER TERM – STARTING SEPTEMBER 2016 ON TUESDAYS FROM 7 P.M. TO 10 P.M.

PROFESSOR ALISON HOOD


 Course Overview:


Readings in Western Religions provides an in-depth exploration of contemporary scholars of religion.  It examines how modern day religious studies and theories can be a pertinent tool for engaging with, and understanding, contemporary social and personal issues.  Ideas and practices relevant to pluralism, comparative study of, and ‘lived religion’ will be examined.


Learning objectives:


In this course students will learn to:


  • Acquire a critical understanding of the scholars studied
  • Be able to articulate that understanding
  • Construct relevant, informed, and durable answers to their own questions regarding the themes discussed.


To register for Readings in Western Religions – RLST 4135 click here.



RLST 4365

FALL TERM  – STARTING SEPTEMBER 2016 ON WEDNESDAY FROM 10 A.M. TO 12:50 P.M.

PROFESSOR – ALISON HOOD


 Course Overview:


Religion: Problem in the Study of Religion explores the current methods and problems in the study of religion, for example, the exegetical, hermeneutical, comparative, historical, theological, sociological, anthropological, psychological, participation and observation, appropriation and inculturation, interviews (face to face and questionnaires) and phenomenological approaches, and it also examines myths, symbols, scriptures, doctrines, sacrifices, codes and other rituals of religious traditions in as far as the methodological study of religion is concerned.  Students will read authors from various disciplines that employ different methodologies within the academic study of religion.  Both the international and Canadian aspects of religion will be emphasized in this course.


Learning objectives:


In this course students will learn to:

  • Be able to compare and contrast the different methodologies of studying religion
  • Become acquainted with each method of theory of studying religion
  • Be aware of the fact that religion is a hypothetical discipline
  • Be able to familiarize themselves with the most important texts and scholars in the study of religion.


To register for Religion: Problem in the Study of Religion – RLST 4365 click here.

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