[RLST 309] Secularism and Fundamentalism

This advanced-level course investigates the mutually constituting relationship between “secularism” and the diverse set of contemporary movements labeled as “fundamentalist” by adherents or critics. Media representations, polemical writings, and campus norms will be analyzed, to both better understand the centrality of these categories in the construction of political, social, and personal realities and to recognize and critique our own assumptions through comparative study.

Course Title

Secularism and Fundamentalism

Course Code

RLST 309




Prerequisite: Critical Identity Studies 165, Anthropology 100, or at least one course in Religious Studies.


Offered at least every second year.


Also listed as Critical Identity Studies 309/Anthropology 257.

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