Teaching Starter: An Introduction to Discourse Analysis - My penchant for backward course design impresses the need to consider method more and more. I'm asking myself what kind of work do I want students to be able to do by course's end. How will they know what they know?
REL 205 (SSC)- Scoping Out Religion: Theories and Methods - “Religion” is a concept that people frequently talk about without much precision. In this class we will introduce humanistic theories and social scientific methods to raise the level of discourse around religion. Our local community and the news of the day will serve as the laboratory where we will learn to seek answers and ask better questions about religion.
The Parkland Survivors – Breaking a Habitus? - An undergraduate student uses social theory to consider why Americans appear more invested in decrying school shootings than ending them.