May 22, 2024  
Course Catalog 2021-2022 
Course Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

REL 180 - #BlackLivesMatter, Religion and Politics

Close attention will be given to ground roots activism and history of race and activism in America as frames for understanding the more recent phenomenon of Black Lives Matter and the interrelationship of political theory, social justice, economics, racism, violence, and human rights. While Black Lives Matter is not explicitly religious, the concerns of religion and the methodologies of religious studies nevertheless shed important light on the movement. The course’s modes of investigation will be historical, philosophical & theological as well as political & practical. Students will consider texts, music, video, and oral histories as source material.

Credits 1


Arts and Humanities

Compass Attributes
Humanities, Structure/Power/Inequality