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SO214 – Sociology of Religion

The study of the function of religion and social organization.


Associate Professor, Associate Chair & Title IX Coordinator Gail Murphy-Geiss email

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.

Prerequisite: Any 100-level SO course or COI