This class was a student requested class and continues with more research into cults and extreme religions. It is appropriate for students who have taken Part 1 and those who haven't. There will be a brief review of the characteristics of cults and cult leaders and then we will spend time researching additional cults located throughout the world. We will also examine ways people have been extracted from them and the consequences of the removing someone from a cult against their will. Each student will also have an opportunity pick and research a particular cult in depth and share that information with the class.
This is a class that encourages students to ask many questions and look deeper into the world around them. Some of the areas/types of cults that we will study include: Doomsday or Apocalyptic Cults and UFO cults. As with the Cults 1 class, we will incorporate readings, documentaries, current events and class discussion.