Vaia Touna

Office hours: By appointment

Kyle Ashley

REL 100.001 Introduction to Religious Studies

Draws on a wide variety of examples to examine the definition of religion, insider/outsider problem, theories of religion, religion & law, etc.; ideal introduction to the study of religion in a public university. HU INB

T, R | 9:30-10:45

LY 328

Download Syllabus


Two required books:

McCutcheon, Russell (2019). Studying Religion: An Introduction. 2nd New York: Routledge.

Hughes, Aaron and McCutcheon Russell (eds.) (2017). Religion in 5 minutes. Sheffield: Equinox Publishing.

Further PDF readings will be available through the course’s blackboard site.

Books are available at the SUPe Store and online through vendors such as