Feb 17, 2020  
2019-20 University Catalog 
    
2019-20 University Catalog
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REL 2174 - Religion and Violence


1 Course Unit(s)
This course will focus on the interplay between religion and violence. Students will explore how religious ideologies and practices have been used to justify violence, even in cases where the religion begins with strong pacifist or nonviolent orientation. Students will focus on the following religious traditions: Hinduism, Sikhism, Christianity, Judaism and Islam. In addition to these specific religious cases, the class will examine why it is religion and violence can be, and often are, an explosive combination. In this regard, students will examine violence as a performance, cosmic war theory and some issues of gender as it pertains to theoretical underpinnings of the combination of religion and violence.

General Education Requirement(s): IV
Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None
Pre/Corequisite(s): None



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