What is Religion?
Fall 1997: Albright College
William Tremmel, Religion: What is it?
James Michener, The Source
Class Home Page (World Wide Web):
Exams and Requirements:
We will have a very short evaluation every other week. Sometimes it will
be take home, sometimes a brief response paper, sometimes it will be a
quiz in class. Evaluation day is normally Wednesday. Those grades will
together represent 40% of your final grade. The final exam will also be
30% of your grade. Another 30% will come from a paper that you prepare
for the class, and then rewrite for me. I will also reward you for class
participation (but not detract for shyness). There will be a makeup
available for each quiz, but you may use the makeup option only once
without a valid excuse. I will allow you to retake one failed quiz by
doing the makeup -- but only if you took the main version -- you may not
make up a failed makeup.
This class will be computer intensive. There will be materials 'on line'
that I want you to use, and we will spend some time early in the
semester learning to use them. You will each need an e-mail account.
The papers are medium length (~7-10 pages). The specific topics are of
you own choosing, but should be related to the course. We will be
talking about this more in class. Feel free to ask for suggestions if
nothing seems to present itself to you.
Office hours are 'drop in' format - you do not need an appointment. If
you need to contact me other than during my office hours, please feel
free to call me at my office, at home, or at my office at the University
of Pennsylvania. (Do not call after 10:00 p.m.). I can also arrange to
be in my Albright office at a time convenient for both of us -- do not
hesitate to make an appointment with me if you feel that you need to see