REL 3710 - Nature of Religion

GEN ED: Junior Writing in the Discipline (WID) This course introduces the student to what is generally understood to be “the biology of religion.” The course specifically considers the extent to which evolutionary theory illumines the origins, functions, and continuing vitality of religious belief, behavior, and experience. From individual to multilevel selection theory, from questions concerning the origins of the moral life to the possibility Philosophy and Religion THE COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES 212 that certain genes code for religious participation, the course pursues the exhaustively natural conditions out of which the religious life emerges. Prerequisite: RC 2001 or its equivalent.
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