In the prior exam period, you used your hermeneutics of suspicion to think about how a number of discourses function as tools of social construction. Classification, structure, and habitus became terms by which you could deconstruct essentialist understandings of society and move toward a critical and more sophisticated understanding of how society works. In this … Continue reading REL100 Exam 3 Review
For your summative assessment, you will create a digital presentation of your social theorizing about an issue in the study of religion in culture. This issue may be thought of as a keyword in the vein of entries in Raymond Williams or Russell T. McCutcheon & Aaron W. Hughes volumes. The issue provides you an … Continue reading REL 501 Final Project- Social Theory Position Poster
In the prior exam period, you observed that "religion," as a category of cultural grouping is unstable in its boundaries (e.g. Who/what makes up a group?) and definitions (e.g. What is a religion?). And in looking at a brief history of the category's diverse use and development, you saw how religion, like other classifications, is … Continue reading REL100 Exam 2
Your first exam will cover content from Russell T. McCutcheon's introductory essay on the study of religion in culture and the first three chapters of Craig Martin's textbook. This is a multiple choice exam that will test your foundational understanding of social constructionism, the study of religion in culture, and the historical tensions in which … Continue reading REL100 Exam 1 Review
The paradox of being a scholar is that even when we are complicating matters, our job is always to clarify. ...When I use these terms in my scholarship, I tend to be thinking about the meanings presented here.