Syllabus for Roster(s):

  • 16F COLA 1500-042 (CGAS)
In the UVaCollab course site:   16F COLA 1500-042 (CGAS)

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Course Description (for SIS)

What role will religious rhetoric, teaching, and practice play in the 2016 elections? Engaging commentary and teachings from diverse traditions, seminar participants will discuss local, national, and international political headlines related to the United States political contests this November. Seminar conversations will respond directly to events, discourses, and debates that emerge during the elections, but will be supplemented with texts on perennial political and ethical issues. In addition to spirited debates, seminar activities will include exchanging articles on religion and politics via social media and developing rhetorical skills through preparation of three speeches. Beyond the immediate concerns of the election, seminar participants will address the enduring intellectual and political difficulties of engaging diverse religious beliefs and practices in a pluralistic democratic context.