MPS 594 Sociology of Religion

This course will introduce students to the sociology of religion. Sociology of Religion will explore the methods used, central issues engaged, theories used, and debates undertaken by sociologists of religion. This course will teach students how the sociology of religion has developed from its origins to its contemporary versions.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Discuss fundamental concepts, theories and controversies associated with the sociology of religion.
  • Apply different theoretical and practical methods commonly used in the academic study of religion in its social contexts.
  • Harness proper resources in formulating a coherent argument that considers divergent opinions and as well as their implications for the sociological study of religion.