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Global Religions (T/E432): Course Reserves

Resources for Global Religions (T/E432), Spring 2022

Course Description

Religion plays a major role in human affairs. To understand more fully the nature of the relationship between society and the individual, it is essential to have some understanding of religion. This Global Religions course is a religious studies immersion class that engages students in the study of religionfrom the perspective of major non-Western and Western traditions through course dialogues that are undergirded by the fields of history, theology, anthropology, literature, philosophy, and psychology. This course will examine the history of the world’s larger religious traditions, including origins, development in particular societies, and modern forms. This course will explore the formal doctrines of various religions, as well as popular cultural manifestations. Topics will include the role of religion in state formation, nationalism, and colonialism, as well as how religions adapt themselves to local cultures and societies as they spread across regions. The course is designed to be highly interactive, experiential, and dialogical. It will include student presentations, multimedia, and robust discussions with diverse religious practitioners, as well as readings, lectures and discussion. This course offers students the unique opportunity to study the “world religions” in a microcosm of our globalizing, multifaith world, with colleagues (matriculated and international, and visiting students, from around the world) from diverse national and religious cultures. [from syllabus]

Global Religions (T/E432)

Course Reserves Policies

Each term, Meadville Lombard library staff put at least one copy of every required and recommended textbook on reserve. In some cases, we have extra copies of books that are assigned for courses and those copies are available in the general circulating collection. Whenever possible, ebook versions of assigned texts are also available.

Course reserve books circulate like main collection Wiggin Library books, for 4 weeks at a time with the option to renew up to 4 months. Students should request course reserve books only from the courses they are enrolled in.

Course Reserves Help

Visit the Using the Online Catalog guide for help with:

  • Finding course reserve books in the catalog
  • Requesting to borrow books from the Wiggin Library and I-Share libraries
  • Managing your library account: requests, loans, and renewals
  • Home delivery of library books

Visit the Using Ebooks guide for help with:

  • Finding ebooks in the catalog
  • Using ebook platforms to access library ebooks, including Ebook Central

If you have other questions, just ask!

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