WR-130: Introduction to the Academic Study of Religion

Catalog Info

Title when registering
Intro to the Study of Religion
Credit Hours
Contact Hours Per Week
3 (for 15-week classes)
Eligible to take ENG courses at HFC
Course Description

WR-130 is an introduction to the academic study of religion. In this context, "academic" refers both to an objective approach to course material and to the emphasis on scholars whose writings have helped shape the field of religious studies. Through the works of Kant, Otto, Feuerbach, Marx and others, students examine various ways that "religion," as a category of academic inquiry, has been defined. In addition, through the lens of critical theory, they explore the thought of contemporary scholars as it pertains to definitions of religion and the role of religion in promoting or reducing the power of given social groups.

MTA Categories
  • Category 4: Social Sciences
  • Category 5: Humanities and Fine Arts
General Education Categories
  • Social Sciences
  • Humanities and Fine Arts

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Other Details

Determined by department

Office Contact
School of Liberal Arts: 313-845-9624, lainfo@hfcc.edu, Liberal Arts Building, Room: K-201 and F-138
Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2022 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.