RELI 420: Capstone Seminar in Studies of Religion

RELI 420-001: Inventing Indians and Religion
(Spring 2023)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM T

Aquia Building 346

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Section Information for Spring 2023

RELI 420 - 001: Inventing Indians and Religion

This course will explore how European thought since 1492 began to construe, theorize, and theologize about who and what were the Indigenous peoples of the Americas, namely as "Indians." In turn, this course will also explore how the encounter with Indigenous peoples of the Americas precipitated modern, comparative, and critical understandings of "religion." Finally, this course will examine how the study of key concepts deemed to be definitive of Indigenous religions (e.g., animism, totemism, shamanism, etc.) has played a unique role in modern theories of religion.

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Senior seminar on a specific topic of relevance to religious studies. Content varies. Notes: May be repeated when topic varies. Students with other majors may be take the course if the topic is sufficiently close to their field of study. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 12 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies, Writing Intensive in Major
Recommended Prerequisite: Major in religious studies with 60 credits including 9 credits or permission of instructor.
Recommended Corequisite: RELI 300
Schedule Type: Lec/Sem #1, Lec/Sem #2, Lec/Sem #3, Lec/Sem #4, Lec/Sem #5, Lec/Sem #6, Lec/Sem #7, Lec/Sem #8, Lec/Sem #9, Lecture, Sem/Lec #10, Sem/Lec #11, Sem/Lec #12, Sem/Lec #13, Sem/Lec #14, Sem/Lec #15, Sem/Lec #16, Sem/Lec #17, Sem/Lec #18
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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