Congregations, denominations, religious schools, religious hospitals, and a wide assortment of other organizations with religious ties operate in contemporary society. The organizational forms of religion hold particular interest to sociologists. What makes an organization religious? How do religious organizations form? Why do religious organizations succeed or fail? What is success or failure for a religious organization? Soc 6332 is a graduate seminar devoted to such questions. The seminar explores organizational aspects of religion, including organizational forms, prominent theories, and common methodologies.
Private College or University Institution Type
Graduate Course Class Type
2013 Date Published
Religious Studies, Political Science, Sociology Discipline
General Comparative Traditions Religous Tradition