Montgomery College 2019-2020 Catalog 
    
    Oct 23, 2020  
Montgomery College 2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SOCY 246 - Sociology of Religion


An analysis of structures and functions of world religions in societal and global settings. This course examines religion in relationship to fundamentalism, globalization, nationalism, multiculturalism and religiously grounded violence. It considers the impact of religious trends on individuals, groups and societies. PREREQUISITE(S): ANTH 201  or SOCY 100  or consent of instructor. Three hours each week. Formerly SO 213.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Explain key concepts, theories and methodologies comprising the sociological approach to the study of religion.
  • Analyze what is meant by religion through a consideration of religion in a variety of social and historical contexts.
  • Analyze the structures and functions of religion in societal and global contexts.
  • Analyze the impact of social forces on religions and religious movements as well as the impact of religious trends on individuals, social groups and societies.
  • Examine and assess ideas about religious conflict in a global context


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