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TMRE 8081 Religious Education in an Interreligious Context (Summer: 3 )


Course Description

Our world is a place of profound religious diversity. In this context, the prevailing pedagogy requires that religious education occur in an environment that separates those being educated from those whose faith is different. This course will challenge that perspective by exploring the riches to be gained through education that is not only cognizant of the religious "other" but which is actively engaged in interreligious learning. Our premise will be the following: If it ever was, it is now no longer acceptable-or wise-for religious educators to teach about their religion alone.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): John Switzer

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: This course will be offered July 17-August 3, 2017. It will meet Monday-Thursday from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Note: Given the brevity of these courses, it is essential that students come prepared to engage in learning the very first day. To facilitate this, each course has 'Pre-Class' work to complete. This generally includes reading and often requires a written essay to be submitted before or on the first day of class. See the summer course webpage: http://www.bc.edu/schools/stm/summer/summercourses.html for more information.


Last Updated: 27-Mar-17