Losing My Religion: Secularism and Spirituality in American Lives

Course Description

In this seminar you will explore theory and practice, sociological data, spiritual writing, and case studies in an effort to gain a more nuanced understanding about how religion, spirituality, and secularism attempt to make legible the constellation of concerns, commitments, and behaviors that bridge the moral and the personal, the communal and the national, the sacred, the profane, and the rational. Together we will cultivate critical perspectives on practices and politics, beliefs and belonging that we typically take for granted.

Course Details

  • Non-Standard Schedule: This course follows a different set of dates and deadlines for the Summer Quarter. Please see the Summer Session Non-Standard Schedule Calendar for more details.
  • Grading Basis: Letter Grade
  • Cross-Listings: RELIGST 13N, AMSTUD 117N
  • Unit-Range Information: Workload varies with the amount of units taken.
  • Additional Note: Introductory Seminar
  • Limited Enrollment Details: Preference to rising Stanford first- and second-year students who haven't had the opportunity to previously take an Introductory Seminar. Summer Session Introductory Seminars meet June 25 to August 3, 2018.
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