Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2008/2009
Canadian Excellence

RE100
Religions of the Americas: Indigenous, African and European
0.5 Credit

An introduction to basic questions in religious studies using selected examples of religion in the Americas. The course concentrates on the religious and cultural interactions of people who are of indigenous, African and European descent. It takes up fundamental questions such as: What is religion? What is the nature of religious experience? What is Religious Studies? How is religion related to other sources of identity such as ethnicity and nationality?