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ERIC Number: EJ853705
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1368-4868
Using Student Ethnography to Teach Sociology of Religion
Hamilton, William T.; Gilbert, Kellen
Teaching Theology & Religion, v8 n4 p239-244 Oct 2005
Engaging students in a course in the Sociology of Religion can be a challenge, particularly when working with student populations in a homogeneous region of the country who have limited experience with religious diversity. We approached the course from a sociological/anthropological perspective, requiring each student to complete an in-depth participation/observation research experience and write an ethnographic account of a religion or belief system different from his or her own. While other instructors have used a similar pedagogy, using ethnography with our student population was generally successful as a learning and writing tool.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A