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Undergraduate Course Details
Number SOC 316
Title Religion and Society
Credits 3.0
Distribution DIII
Prerequisites SOC110 or permission of Department Chairperson


This course studies religion from a sociological perspective and deals with the role of the sacred in society and in the lives of individuals. Topics include myth and belief, conversion, organization and leadership; primitive and non-Western religion; and contemporary issues such as church and state, religious fundamentalism, cults, Black and Hispanic churches, social justice advocacy, etc. Three lecture hours per week.