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Last approved: Tue, 11 Oct 2016 13:31:10 GMT

Last edit: Tue, 11 Oct 2016 13:30:53 GMT

Proposal Type

Writing Intensive

Contact Information

hofern
Nathan
Hofer
hofern@missouri.edu
573/882-5427
Religious Studies
Are you submitting this proposal on behalf of an instructor?
No
Instructor for whom you are submitting proposal:
hofern
Nathan
Hofer
hofern@missouri.edu
573/882-5427
Religious Studies
Subject Area’s Department Chair/Director:
callahanrj
Richard
Callahan
callahanrj@missouri.edu
573/882-0060
Religious Studies

Term for Proposal

 
Fall 2016

Course Catalog Information

A&S
Religious Studies (REL_ST)
Religious Studies
4100W
3
 
30
Advanced Theories and Methods - Writing Intensive
The course investigates the history of the modern academic study of religion, closely exploring influential theories and methods that have shaped scholarly perspective. May include approaches such as structuralism, phenomenology, Durkheimian and Weberian sociology, Marxism, feminism, thick description, psychoanalysis, and others.
 
Lecture/Standard
A-F (allow student to choose S/U option)
Restricted to Religious Studies majors and MA students.
 
 
 

Instructor Information

hofern
Nathan
Hofer
hofern@missouri.edu
573/882-5427
Religious Studies
(numbers only)
Tenure Line Assistant Professor
221G Arts & Science Building
No, instructor has never attended
 

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Writing Intensive Course Information

The course investigates the history of the modern academic study of religion, closely exploring influential theories and methods that have shaped scholarly perspective. Includes approaches such as structuralism, phenomenology, Durkheimian and Weberian sociology, Marxism, feminism, thick description, psychoanalysis, and others. Multiple genres and forms of writing will be used to help students engage with these theories and methods in more detail.
 
Face-to-face
Self paced?

 
4
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Writing Intensive Assignments

Pages
Functional Definition and Analysis
1) To deepen students understanding of one particular theory in Religious Studies by 2) using that theory to analyze a text not usually considered "religious."
Length of assignment:
10
Peer
8
Instructor
18

Book Review
To deepen each student's engagement with and understanding of recent monographs in Religious Studies
Length of assignment:
10
Peer
10
Instructor
20

Research Paper Proposal
To get students started early thinking about their research topic, questions, methods, and theory.
Length of assignment:
5
Instructor
 
Instructor
5

Annotated Bibliography
To learn the skill of compiling an annotated bibliography. To make sure students are progressing toward completing the final research paper on time.
Length of assignment:
5
Instructor
 
 
5

Summary of Research Project
To provide students the opportunity to write up their findings in abbreviated form early on in order to make sure they are on track to finish the final paper on time and to give their peers the opportunity to see what each of them are working on, and how.
Length of assignment:
5
Peer
5
Instructor
10

Final Research Paper
Students will engage deeply and critically with a particular theory and method from Religious Studies by using them to analyze a particular religious case of their own interest and choosing.
Length of assignment:
15
Instructor
 
 
15

Total pages for all assignments:
First drafts:
50.00
Revisions:
23.00
73.00
 

Writing Intensive Teaching

Instructor provided feedback
Oral presentation by student, followed by feedback
Peer review
 
 
Each assignment deals with a particular theorist an/or methodology. Each of these are open to multiple interpretations in light of the data to which the students bring the theory/method. Furthermore, they will be using these theories and methodologies in different ways: book reviews, short, non-traditional analysis, and extended theoretical treatment of a topic chosen by the student. Each of these could be done in multiple ways and using multiple interpretations.
The first weeks of the semester will be primarily devoted to introducing the students to the difficult theorists, primarily through reading and discussion. We will start writing regularly and intensively during week 8 and will continue through the end of the semester.
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Administrative Information

Humanities and Arts
 
 

Acknowledgement


Additional Comments

I'm seeking retroactive approval for this course for Fall 2016, not Spring 2017. Thanks!
Jonathan Cisco (CiscoJo) (Mon, 10 Oct 2016 13:46:18 GMT): 10.10.16: Pushing through to OUR final review. Instructor requesting approval for Fall 2016.
Patricia Luckenotte (luckenottep) (Tue, 11 Oct 2016 13:30:53 GMT): Effective term has been changed from Spring 2017 to Fall 2016. The WI flag has been added to REL 4100, 01 for for Fall 2016 term
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