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Sociology of Religion

The study of the social organization and function of religion with emphasis on its interaction with other ideas, social structures, and processes. Consideration of major theorists (Durkheim, Weber, Troeltsch) will be integrated with contemporary socio-religious issues such as secularization, fundamentalism, televangelism, new religious movements, globalization, and the relations between religion and race, class, and gender. (No credit if taken after SO114. Meets the Critical Learning: SHB requirement. (Not offered 2021-22).

Prerequisite: Any 100-level Sociology or Religion course or consent of instructor.

Degree requirement — Critical Learning: SHB

1 to 2 units

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The study of the function of religion and social organization.
Sociology of Religion
Sociology of Religion is the study of the social organization and function of religion with emphasis on its interaction with other ideas and social structures and processes. Consideration of major theorists (Durkheim, Weber, Troeltsch) will be integrated with contemporary socio-religious issues such as secularization, fundamentalism, televangelism, new religious movements, globalization, and the relations between religion and race, class, and gender.
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