HDS 2851

Religious Literacy Project Seminar

Diane L. Moore

Description

There is a widespread illiteracy about religion that spans the globe and one of the most profound and troubling consequences of that illiteracy is that it often fuels bigotry and hinders cooperative endeavors in local and national arenas. The Religious Literacy Project aims to diminish religious illiteracy by partnering with K-12 educators to 1) create resources for teaching about religion for classroom teachers to supplement history, social science, and literature curricula as outlined in the American Academy of Religion Guidelines for Teaching about Religion in K-12 Public Schools; 2) map how religion is actually being taught in K-12 schools; and 3) provide continuing education opportunities on relevant and timely topics with experts in the field. Participants in the seminar will learn the cultural studies method for teaching and learning about religion and will apply this method in the creation of resources for educators. Most materials created will be published on the site.

Enrollment Limited: Limited to 14 students. Instructor's permission required.
Open to BTI Students: Yes

Scheduling

0.50 credits
Expected to be offered Spring 2015
Course times to be announced.
Course location to be announced.

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus
  • Religion, Ethics, and Politics
MDiv Distribution Category/ies
  • Non-Tradition Specific
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry None
Language Course Designation(s) None