Explores the role of religion in society. Religion is viewed not only as a fundamental institution within our social structure, but also as a meaning system (a set of symbols, values, myths, and rituals) and a belonging system (a set of social networks and emotional bonds). Examines the influence that various religions have on society and, in turn, on the effect of social structure and culture on religion. Attention given to American religiosity as well as religion in other cultures.
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate, Medical, Professional.