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REL 180. Religion: Race and Racism (Diversity)

Credits: 3
Department: Religious Studies
Description: Use and abuse of religious texts in American religious communities; racist themes in contemporary religious discourse.
Semester Offered: Fall
Grading Method: ABCDF
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 7: RACIAL AND ETHNIC DIVERSITY IN THE U.S.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Students will interpret classic religious texts to identify the religious sources that justify racism in the U.S.
2. Students will analyze the contemporary religious thought of civil rights leaders.
3. Students will identify and critique the religious texts and doctrines used by racists in the U.S. e.g. KKK.
4. Students will apply their understanding to contemporary U.S. religious institutions engaged in multiculturism.
5. Students will analyze and deconstruct racist American discourse that uses religious texts and doctrines.






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