Skip to main content
McMaster University Menu Search
Courses

Religion and Globalization

This course will provide a critical account of debates about globalization as they relate to questions of religious identity, practice, belief and modes of affiliation. Through a combination of theoretical discussion and case studies, the course will provide students with a framework for analysing how religious movements operate on the world stage, both historically and in the contemporary situation. Thematic emphasis, and selection of case studies, will shift from year to year, including (but not limited to) studies of secural nationalism, religious fundamentalism, religion and global media, transnational and diasporic religious public spheres, missionaries and empire, religion and migration, pilgrimage and travel, religion and global environmentalism, or religious themes in world politics.

GLOBAL ST 707 / RELIG ST 768

Religion and Globalization

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): Graduate Term(s): Offered?: No

This course will provide a critical account of debates about globalization as they relate to questions of religious identity, practice, belief and modes of affiliation. Through a combination of theoretical discussion and case studies, the course will provide students with a framework for analysing how religious movements operate on the world stage, both historically and in the contemporary situation. Thematic emphasis, and selection of case studies, will shift from year to year, including (but not limited to) studies of secural nationalism, religious fundamentalism, religion and global media, transnational and diasporic religious public spheres, missionaries and empire, religion and migration, pilgrimage and travel, religion and global environmentalism, or religious themes in world politics.


Cross-list Courses