Diaspora Churches in the City: Adaptation of Space
College: Trinity College
Instructor 1: TBA
Course Code: 
TRT3881HS
Semester: 
Second Semester
Section: 
0101
Online: 
No
Credits: 
One Credit
Location: 
Toronto (St George Campus)
Description: 

If spaces could talk…in fact they do!  Ideas dwell in space. The course examines the relation between architecture and religious ideas and how the experience of diaspora affects church space and practices. Through observing architecture, decoration, and activities performed in the buildings, the course explores how time and space are adapted and offers practical knowledge on how to decipher the changes.

We will discuss the concepts of religion, "official" religion, vernacular religion (the way people “do religion”), and its folkloric roots. Students will take part in a variety of observations in different sites (if permitted; otherwise there will be video tours).

Pre-Requisites Currently Offered Next Scheduled Previously Offered Scheduling Information
Winter 2021
Winter 2020
Start Time: 
17:00
End Time: 
19:00
Hours per Week: 
2
Schedule: 
Thu
Minimum: 
10
Maximum: 
20
Additional Notes: 
Field trips are part of this course
Teaching Method: 
Lectures
Readings
Means of Evaluation: 
Class Participation
Reflection Paper
Short Paper