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RELS 221 New Religious Movements

RELS 221  New Religious Movements  Units: 3.00  

All religions were once new, small, and unusual to the cultures around them - often therefore attracting suspicion. This course examines the practices, beliefs, and histories of several NRMs, and why some gain legitimacy while others get derided as "cults." Doing so illuminates broader processes like mythmaking, Othering, and (de)secularization.

Learning Hours: 126 (24 Lecture, 12 Group Learning, 6 Online Activity, 84 Private Study)  
Requirements: Prerequisite (Level 2 or above) or (6.0 units of RELS at the 100-level).  
Offering Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science