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RST 407K - Comparative Religion and Politics

(3 units) CO10
Explore what happens when political life mixes with issues of ultimate concern. By exploring how states have used, abused, or controlled religion (and vice-versa) we will try to come to an understanding of how these two powerful forces shape our lives. (PSC 407K and RST 407K are cross-listed; credit may be earned in one of the two.)

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall - Odd Years

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. in exams, classify some of the major theories explaining religion and politics by epistemology.
2. in discussion and short writing assignments, apply theories to compare religious-based political parties.
3. identify and distinguish religious-based political parties from alternative party bases.
4. summarize the history of several successful religious-based political parties.
5. analyze the origins and motives of religious-based political parties.
6. appraise and argue for political methods for managing religious-based political parties in the context of diversity and equity.


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