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

REL 365 - Smells and Bells: The Sensual Dimension of Religions


This course is devoted to acquiring both “book knowledge” and experiential knowledge about the meaning of the sensual dimension of religion. Thus we will study the religious use of smell in rabbinic Judaism, sight in Hindu devotion, taste in medieval Christian and Jewish piety, sound in Muslim music and Qur’an recitation, and touch across different religious traditions. And we will also engage in performance related activities both inside and outside of class to gain “experiential knowledge” about what goes into a ritual.

Prerequisites
At least one Religion or Neuroscience course preferred although not required

Credits 1



Area
Humanities

Connection
23002

Division
Arts and Humanities

Foundation
Beyond the West

Compass Attributes
Global Honors, Humanities