Jess J Olson
Each colloquium examines a different subject or problem from a comparative framework. A list of topics is available from the CHID office.
This seminar will explore the development of fudamentalism and orthodoxy in Judaism, Islam and Christianity. Through readings in scholarly literature, general periodicals, fiction and film, we will seek to grasp the meaning of modern conservative religious movements, their indebtedness to modern social phenomena, and their impact on world politics, culture, gender relations and society.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
No preperation is required, however a familiarity with the basic theological beliefs of Judaism, Islam and Christianity will be helpful.
Class assignments and grading
Aside from weekly reading assignments, weekly short (1 page) response paper to demonstrate engagement with the reading.
Classroom participation 40% Short paper 20% End of quarter project/paper and presentation 40%