SOC537 ANTHROPOLOGY OF RELIGION
|METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week):||3(3-0)|
|Language of Instruction:||English|
|Level of Study:||Masters|
|Course Coordinator:||Prof.Dr. ALİ TAYFUN ATAY|
|Offered Semester:||Fall or Spring Semesters.|
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Course ContentThe course deals with religion as an aspect of social-cultural system; recognizing religion as a system of symbols which gives meaning to the “real-world”; social and cultural dynamics of the “Sacred”; the place and role of religion in the worldly/political processes and power struggles; general assessment of theoretical approaches to the nature, origin and functions of religion. The course also aims at studying religion as a social phenomenon and focuses on the cultural bases of religious thought and behavior, comparative assessment of world religions; the ways in which religious activities are organized in a society and mobilize people in common action; comparative and critical analysis of different theoretical perspectives on religion in anthropology and sociology.
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