Teaching & Learning Workshop on Constructing a Syllabus

Monday, October 16, 2017

Teaching & Learning is pleased to welcome Prof. Randall Styers on November 6th @ 2:30p in 0013W for a conversation about constructing a syllabus to facilitate productive engagement when teaching religion.  Prof. Styers is the Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina.  He received his Bachelor’s degree from Duke University, his Juris Doctorate from Yale Law School, his Master of Arts in Religion from Yale Divinity School, and his PhD from Duke University’s Graduate Program in Religion.  Prof. Styers’ work focuses on religion in modern Western culture including the cultural history of the study of religion as well as law, politics, gender, and religion and science.  His first book is Making Magic: Religion, Magic and Science in the Modern World.  He is currently working on a new book that examines the politics of the study of religion in the modern university.  Before joining the faculty at UNC, he worked as an attorney in Los Angeles and New York City, and taught the philosophy of religion for four years at Union Theological Seminary.  Prof. Styers has extensive experience working with student in an array of settings, and anyone who knows him can attest to the fact that he is a compelling teacher and scholar.  His talk will focus on things that can be built into the structure of a class help students from a range of perspectives and abilities succeed in your classroom and beyond. 

Drinks and light finger food will be provided.  Please sign-up at https://doodle.com/poll/8z5htd3nx5dyfpst. If you have any questions, please contact Joshua Young at jmy12@duke.edu or Joe Langorino at joseph.longarino@duke.edu.  We look forward to seeing you there on November 6th @ 2:30p in 0013W to engage with Prof. Randall Styers on this important topic!