Religion and Society (HIST*2260) | College of Arts

Religion and Society (HIST*2260)

Code and section: HIST*2260*DE

Term: Fall 2022

Instructor: Ted Smith


Method of Delivery:

This course is a fully interactive online course and requires disciplined time management. To successfully complete this course, it is essential that you begin work as of the first week of the course and participate regularly throughout the semester. You will be required to access the course website frequently (at least three times per week). Your ability to participate online regularly is critical to your success in this course. 

Course Synopsis:

This course surveys the major trends in religious beliefs and practices and their social impact since the Reformation. The focus of the course is on the British Isles and North America with some discussion of developments in Continental Europe. 

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Understand and employ critically the concepts of religion, society, culture. 
  2. Understand the sources of both co-operation and conflict in religion.
  3. Debate critically the linkages between society and faith. 


2.00 credits 

Method of Evaluation and Weights:

Weekly Discussions - 20%
Essay Proposal - 10%
Essay - 30%
Group Photo Essay (PEAR reveiew grade) - 5%
Group Photo Essay (Instructor grade) - 10%
Take Home Final Exam - 25%

Texts and/or Resources Required:

There is no textbook required for this course.

*Please note: This is a preliminary website description only. The department reserves the right to change without notice any information in this description. The final, binding course outline will be distributed in the first class of the semester.