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RELIG 349: Cognitive Science of Religion

(3-0) Cr. 3. S.

Prereq: ENGL 250 or Permission of Instructor
Using case studies from the world’s religions, this course examines cross-culturally occurring forms of religious expression in light of humanistic and scientific researches in the cognitive science of religion (CSR). Topics may include beliefs in god and other supernatural beings, afterlife beliefs, morality, rituals, and religious experiences, among others. Prior coursework in Religious Studies or Psychology recommended.
Meets International Perspectives Requirement.