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Steven Ramey

Thursdays 9-10 and 1-2 and by appointment

REL 501.001 Social Theory & Religious Studies: Foundations

This course, required of all incoming MA students, offers an overview of contemporary social theory, produced from across disciplines, on which scholars can draw in their studies of the rhetorics and effects of religion. Useful throughout the degree program, this course will familiarize students with theoretical approaches that they will integrate into their final thesis projects.

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W | 3:30-5:50

MA 210

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Readings

Butler, Judith
Giving an Account of Oneself
Fordham University Press, 2005
978-0823225040

Giving an Account of Oneself cover

Foucault, Michel
The Archaeology of Knowledge
Vintage, 1982
978-0394711065

The Archaeology of Knowledge cover

Bonilla, Eduardo
Racism Without Racists
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2009
978-1442202184

Racism Without Racists

Bordieu, Pierra
On Television
New Press, 1999
978-1565845121

On Television cover

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

Online Readings

Blackboard Other texts will be available through the Blackboard course site.