Origin of Religion in Human History

Tao Jiang (Religion)
Emma Wasserman (Religion)

What is religion? Why do human societies have religion? What is it about human beings that makes religion possible as a uniquely human phenomenon? These are some of the questions that motivate this seminar. Our study of religion will be interdisciplinary, delving into biology, cognitive science, and evolutionary psychology. We will look at ancient Greece, China, and India for a cross-cultural study of the evolutionary roots of major religions in the world.

Course Number: 
01:090:101 section 75 index 18172