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James K. Wellman
RELIG 502
Seattle Campus

Religion in Comparative Perspective

Analysis of selected theme or symbols in relation to several different religious traditions. Topics vary. Prerequisite: admission to the comparative religion MAIS program or permission of instructor. Offered: W.

Class description

We will look at the theoretical idea of fundmentalism. Beginning with its early history in American Christianity and then moving on to name other religions, in particular Islamic movements. What is the adequacy of the term and can/should it be discarded, changed, and rethought?

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Short lectures and group discussions; students will be asked to present books and their own research project.

Recommended preparation

An advanced course in the academic study of religion.

Class assignments and grading

Leadership in group discussions and presenation of research project on the application of fundamentalist category to a case-study of the student's choice.

Participation and research paper.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by James K. Wellman
Date: 10/19/2005