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as of 6/30/2022

GLOBAL RELIGIONS: IDEAS AND PRACTICES
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Netherlands - University College, Utrecht - 'Univ. College Utrecht'
UC Course SubjectReligious Studies
Number & Suffix: 20
Full UC Title: GLOBAL RELIGIONS: IDEAS AND PRACTICES 
Transcript Title: GLOBAL RELIGIONS 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Lower Division 
Course Description: This course introduces students to the dynamic, diverse, often colorful and surprising world of global religions. It addresses religious traditions that have a huge influence on the world as we know it: Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Judaism, Islam, but also local traditions in, e.g., Sub-Sahara Africa. The course integrates two components or perspectives: an ideational perspective that concerns religious beliefs and doctrines, and a practical “lived religions” perspective that concerns religious acts and rituals. Both components are approached from a trans-national perspective that investigates how religions develop, interact with each other and with other cultural phenomena and political institutions on a global scale. Special attention is given to processes of mutual exchange that result in hybridity and syncretism, processes of othering and expulsion, which can lead to conflicts and violence, and to the presence and commodification of religious motives in popular culture (e.g. movies, pop and rock music, Christmas or the Hindu Holi festival). 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: GLOBAL RELIGIONS: IDEAS AND PRACTICES 
Partner University Department: Religious Studies 
Partner University Course Number: UCHUMREL13