Martin S. Jaffee
Major approaches employed by modern scholarship in the study of religion, including historical, phenomenological, anthropological, sociological, and psychological. Prerequisite: admission to the comparative religion MAIS program or permission of instructor. Offered: A.
The course is an introduction to the principal theoretical approaches that have shaped the comparative study of religion since the nineteenth century.> > > > > > > > > > > > Basis on which Grades are Assigned:
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
It is a discussion seminar based upon careful reading of scholarly sources and sustained analysis and discussion.> >
Students should be in the MA program in Comparative Religion or should have taken RELIG 380 or its equivalent at another university.> >
Class assignments and grading
> > General Nature of Assignments: There will be daily brief response essays for each reading plus 2 longer research papers.> > > > > >
The response essays are not graded. Grades are assigned on evaluation of student's in-class participation as well as the evaluations of the longer research assignments.