Religion in

REL 102.001
Introduction to Religions of the World

Courtyard of a Chinese temple
in Singapore.

Course: TR 12:30-1:45
Location: TH 30

Dr. Steven Ramey

Office: 315A Manly Hall
Office Hours:
T 2-3:00 pm
R 10:30-12:00 am
Office Phone: 348-4218

Graduate Teaching Assistant:

Lynn Funkhouser
Office: 200 Manly Hall
Office Hours: R 2-5:00 pm

REL Peer Mentors Program

About Online Readings

Some of the course's online readings are placed in a "secure" folder; you can only access these PDF files (Portable Document Format, that can be opened with the free Adobe Reader) by clicking each link and then entering the username/password given to you in class.

If you have difficulty accessing these readings, contact the instructor by email.



This course comprises an interdisciplinary introduction to the comparative study of practices and concepts identified as the world's religions. We highlight the different ways individuals and communities across cultures organize their lives and values; students will compare two different religions in relation to each of the four selected elements. HU INB


Spring 2017 (PDF)

Books (required)

Prothero, Stephen
God is Not One
HarperOne, 2011
ISBN: 0061571288