This course introduces you to the tools and concepts central to the sociological study of religion in the United States. We ask what religion is, how it is present and influential in public and private life, and how and where people from different religious traditions interact in the contemporary United States. Specific attention is devoted to people’s religious practices, religious communities, and the identities people develop through their religious traditions. Questions about religious pluralism, diversity, and multi-religious citizenship are central to the conversations we will have throughout the course.
Private College or University Institution Type
Syllabus Resource Type
Undergraduate Course Class Type
2013 Date Published
Religious Studies, Sociology Discipline
General Comparative Traditions Religous Tradition