RELIGION AND RACE
Session
Academic Term
Class Number
31663
Career
Undergraduate
Dates
8/27/2021 - 12/10/2021
Units
3 units
Grading
LG/SNC Elective Basis
Description
This course examines the intersections of religion, race, and racism. Recently, scholars of religion have demonstrated that religious identities are often racialized as well. In this course, we will discover that religion and race are both modern categories rooted in post-enlightenment ideas about what it means to be human. We will see how the establishment of these religious and racial categories led to new hierarchies and inequalities. We will discuss how post-enlightenment thinkers linked religion and race, and how their ideas played a role in European imperialism. We will also investigate how the discipline of religious studies has developed its analytical tools with a racialized understanding of religion. The course will examine case studies in which religion has been racialized, and consider the political ramifications of these examples. In particular, we will think about the impact of white supremacy on black religion in the united states, the complicated relationship between antisemitism and Islamophobia, and contemporary Islamophobia in the US. Finally, we will explore the possibilities of anti-racism through faith-based scholarship and activism.
Class Attributes
SCI Polymathic Contexts: Soc/Behav. GE. Req.
Global Studies
Class Details
Instructor(s)
Marcela Perdomo Alvarado
Meets
MoWe 4:30PM - 5:45PM
Meeting Dates
08/27/2021 - 12/10/2021
Room
306 Cathedral of Learning
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Location
Pittsburgh Campus
Components
Lecture Required
Textbooks/Materials
Textbooks to be determined
Class Availability
Status
Closed
Seats Taken
29
Seats Open
0
Combined Section Capacity
29
Unrestricted Seats
0
Restricted Seats
0
Wait List Total
0
Wait List Capacity
20
Combined Section
RELIGION AND RACE
RELGST 1420 - 1010 (27345)
Status: Closed
Seats Taken: 19
Wait List Total: 0
RELIGION AND RACE
AFRCNA 1415 - 1010 (31663)
Status: Closed
Seats Taken: 10
Wait List Total: 0