#RELcats & Their #Shelfies

In Fall 2014, I taught Religions of the World, a liberal arts core course. To introduce students to the study of religion and UNI’s Rod Library, students were asked to find a book in the library that defines “religion.” They were to take a #shelfie with the book of their choice (a picture of themselves with the book or bookshelf where they found the book, or both); bring the definition to class; and be ready to explain why they chose that definition/book. In class, students shared their #shelfie and definition, discussed the wide variety of definitions, and began to compare and contrast how the variations in religion classifications might influence our study of religions of the world.

Many students opted to share their experience on Twitter. I compiled those tweets in a Storify presented here.

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