Department of Sociology

SOC309 SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION I

Course Code: 2320309
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 6.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Assoc.Prof.Dr. MUSTAFA ŞEN
Offered Semester: Fall Semesters.

Course Objective

The principal aim of this course is to acquaint stundets with the main approaches, theories and concepts within sociology of religion.

Course Content

Religion and culture in a world-wide perspective. Different approaches to the definition of religion. Patterns of differentiation of religion in relation to society. The role of religion in the modernization process, and the effects of modernization on religion. Organizational structures and patterns of institutionalization in religion. Religion and social stratification.

Learning Outcomes

It is hoped that this course will allow students to better understand sociological perspectives on religion.