Course
PM412 - Sociology of Religion
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General Information
Course Type On Campus
Course Category T07 Pastoral Studies
Description Teaching Objective:
This course is designed to introduce students to the human side of religion, where scientific and social research methods can be applied. Social, political, economical and cultural conceptual tools will be used wherever they serve to deepen our understanding of the complexity of the religious phenomena. In short, sociology of religion is a useful key unlocking the dynamics of the human community.

Teaching Content:
1. A brief review of the classical tradition
2. The individual’s aspects: personal experience, systems of meaning, identity
3. Theories, with emphasis on the Rational Choice Theory
4. Dynamics of religious collectivities: sects. Cults, denominations, church
5. Religion and social change
6. Social research in Catholicism (Conversion, social class, gender, ethnicity, vocation, parish evaluation, etc.)
7. Some modern topics: secularization, postmodernism, sacredness in daily life

Teaching Mode: Lecture and Personal Reading

Assessment Mode: Written and Presentation
College Organization Structure THEOLOGY DIVISION
Course Tuition Fee 1150.00
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