Course Catalog - 2017-2018

     

RELI 606 - READING RICHARD WRIGHT

Long Title: READING WRIGHT: THEISM AND ATHEISM IN THE WRITINGS OF RICHARD WRIGHT
Department: Religion
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Description: Richard Wright's fiction and nonfiction are important resources for understanding the nature of radicalized life in the United States. This course explores his writings for what they tell us about the role of religion in the development of identity and life meaning, and we will juxtapose the role of religion with Wright's commentary on the nature and significance of atheism for countering injustice. RELI 606 requires additional reflection papers, longer research paper and class presentations. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: RELI 369. Mutually Exclusive: Credit cannot be earned for both RELI 606 and RELI 369.