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Agnew, Elizabeth N. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2012
Religious studies classrooms are microcosms of the public square in bringing together individuals of diverse identities and ideological commitments. As such, these classrooms create the necessity and opportunity to foster effective modes of conversation. In this essay, I argue that communication attuned to shared human needs--among them needs for…
Descriptors: Religion Studies, Role Conflict, Conflict, Ethics
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Junior, Nyasha; Edwards, Amy – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2011
This essay describes a web site evaluation project which served as the final assignment for an undergraduate "Introduction to Religion" course. The essay discusses lessons learned from the design and implementation of this web-based research assignment over three consecutive semesters. It includes insights from an instructor and a reference…
Descriptors: Religion, Internet, Web Sites, Evaluation
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Gravett, Sandie; Hulsether, Mark; Medine, Carolyn – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2011
An extended set of conversations conducted by three religious studies faculty teaching at large public universities in the Southern United States spurred these reflections on how their institutional locations inflected issues such as the cultural expectations students bring to the classroom, how these expectations interact with the evolving…
Descriptors: Religion Studies, Universities, Philosophy, Religious Education
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Gallagher, Eugene V. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2009
Stephen Prothero's "Religious Literacy" makes a strong case that minimal religious literacy is an essential requirement for contemporary U. S. citizens. He argues further that high schools and colleges should offer required courses in the study of religion in order to help students reach that baseline literacy. Beyond the general recommendation…
Descriptors: Required Courses, Christianity, Religious Education, Religion Studies