The GRRI Curriculum Development grant program is intended to encourage the construction and enhancement of innovative college and university courses in the social sciences that innolved significant material engaging students in scholarship in non-Western religions. More information about this grant program can be found here. Syllabi completed by previous GRRI winners are available below to be used as resources by others interesting in incorporating a global religion focus into their own teaching or learning.
Religion Modules for non-Sociology of Religion Courses
Department of Sociology
Wendy Cadge, Brandeis University and Elena van Stee, University of Pennsylvania
The modules below are designed to help sociology professors incorporate religion into undergraduate sociology courses on other topics. Created by faculty who work at the intersection of religion and other subfields, these thematic modules provide two weeks of class content that can be easily integrated into existing courses. The thematic modules examine the relationship between religion and a variety of other social structures from a global perspective. Each module introduces faculty and students to key texts, theories, and methods in the sociology of religion through the lens of another subfield. The modules are intended to be accessible to faculty outside the sociology of religion and do not assume any prior knowledge about religion for the professor or the students. Each module includes readings for the instructor and students as well as suggestions for class activites and assignments.
John Bartkowski and Ashley Moreno, University of Texas San Antonio