Course Catalog - 2017-2018

     

RELI 596 - LEGAL FRMWK RELI TOLERANCE

Long Title: THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK OF RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE
Department: Religion
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Description: The American Constitution embodies a complex experiment in religious tolerance, including the promise of "free exercise of religion" and the prohibition of laws "respecting an establishment of religion". In this class we will primarily seek a critical understanding of our tolerance-rich legal invocations of religious freedom and address fundamental issues such as how can we distinguish "religious" actions and commitments from other morally important beliefs and activities. RELI 596: Write additional paper and more readings. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: RELI 320. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for both RELI 596 and RELI 320.