Encountering Rel Pluralism

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Religion

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Encountering Rel Pluralism

Fall 2020

Taught By: Katherine Kurs

Section: A

CRN: 8700

Credits: 4

From Rap churches to Sikh policemen, from Buddhist meditation in prisons to Latinos converting to Islam, this course explores contemporary religious pluralism in America, along with the expression of sacred meaning within a context of religious diversity; in particular, what scholars call "lived religion." Some of our topics will include: an historical perspective of religious pluralism in America; post-9/11 challenges; religion on the internet; manifestations of, and encounters with, religious diversity and difference; inter/intra religious cooperation and confrontation; and tensions between religious and secular authority. Our modes of inquiry will include fieldwork (e.g., participant/observer study; site visits on your own), critical self-reflection, and a review of current and past news and contemporary scholarly literature.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Religion (LREL)

Campus: Online (DL)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 6:37pm 9/18/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 9/1/2020 - 12/17/2020