[CRIS 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

CRIS 309

Units

1

Prerequisites

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

Frequency

Offered occasionally.

Cross-Lists

Also listed as Religious Studies 309/Anthropology 257.

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