POL S 307 A: Religion and World Politics

Summer Term: 
Full-term
Meeting Time: 
TTh 2:20pm - 4:30pm
Location: 
RAI 107
SLN: 
13270
Joint Sections: 
RELIG 307 A
Instructor:
Paige Sechrest

Syllabus Description:

This course explores the intersection of religion and politics. We will begin by exploring several major theoretical perspectives that social scientists have used to explain how religious groups operate within politics, and then we will examine how each of these perspectives expose different dimensions of political activity by religious groups in a variety of different political regimes and cultural contexts. Students will be evaluated based on their participation in class discussion, a midterm, a final exam, and a final paper that they will work on over the course of the quarter.

Catalog Description: 
Explores the intersection of religion and politics in various regions of the world, including the United States, Europe, Middle East, Latin America, and other regions. Presents an historical perspective on religion alongside contemporary issues in religion, politics, and church-state relations. Offered: jointly with RELIG 307.
Department Requirements: 
Comparative Politics Field
International Relations Field
International Security Option
Political Economy Option
GE Requirements: 
Individuals and Societies (I&S)
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
August 2, 2019 - 9:08pm