Research and Methods

  • STH TZ 802: Social Science Approaches to Religion
    Introduces major theoretical questions in the social scientific study of religion. Examines approaches of Marx, Durkheim, and Freud among others.
  • STH TZ 803: Humanities Approaches to Religion
    Introduces major theoretical questions in the humanistic study of religion. Examines the nature of religion as well as definitions and critiques of religion from comparative, historical, sociological, literary standpoints as well as postmodern and gender studies approaches.
  • STH TZ 911: Doctoral Research Internship
    All ThD and PhD students at STH are asked to fulfill a 180-hour research internship, and this can be fulfilled in any year of the doctoral program but normally prior to any teaching internships. The research internship affords the student a close mentoring relationship with a faculty member. The student is expected to provide research assistance to the faculty member while becoming apprenticed into the life and work of a teacher/researcher.
  • STH TZ 912: Doctoral Junior Teaching Internship
    All ThD and PhD students at STH are asked to fulfill a 180-hour Junior Teaching Internship, which involves assisting a faculty member in the design and teaching of a course, including the possibility of leading discussion sections, grading, or even giving one or two lectures. All teaching internships will normally be offered only in the second and subsequent years of a student's doctoral program.
  • STH TZ 913: Doctoral Senior Teaching Internship
    All ThD and PhD students at STH are asked to fulfill a 225-hour Senior Teaching Internship that involves greater responsibility for course design and teaching and comes closer to a co-teaching model. May only be taken after TZ912.