Course Memo

The aim of this course is to familiarize students with the range of theoretical and methodological approaches in the historical and cultural studies of religion, especially those employed by current faculty in the department. Students will have the opportunity to formulate their own methodological approaches and theoretical frameworks of analysis. In the final weeks of the semester students will present their research in the context of a class conference. Students are required to write a 20-25 page paper that includes an extended discussion of methodology. The course is required for GTU doctoral students in Historical and Cultural Studies of Religion, but also open to doctoral students in other departments. [Faculty Consent required; Auditors excluded]