RLG210Y1: Introduction to the Sociology of Religion


Religion from the sociological viewpoint; religion as the source of meaning, community and power; conversion and commitment; religious organization, movements, and authority; the relation of religion to the individual, sexuality and gender; conflict and change; religion and secularization. Emphasis on classical thinkers (Durkheim, Marx, Weber) and contemporary applications. Note: This course is equivalent to SOC250Y1.

Distribution Requirements: 
Social Science
Breadth Requirements: 
Society and its Institutions (3)
Thought, Belief and Behaviour (2)