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RELIG102 Introduction to Western Religious Traditions Course Page

Description: An introduction to the major religious traditions originating in West Asia, including, but not limited to, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Note: not open to students with credit in RELIG 101.

RELIG103 Introduction to Eastern Religious Traditions Course Page

Description: An introduction to the major religious traditions originating in South and East Asia, including, but not limited to, Buddhism, Hinduism, Daoism, Confucianism, and Shinto. Note: not open to students with credit in RELIG 101.

RELIG200 Classical Theories of Religion Course Page

Description: Survey of the history of Religious Studies; introduction to classical theories and main disciplinary approaches. Required for Honors, Majors, and Minors.

RELIG202 Introduction to Old Testament/Hebrew Bible Course Page

Description: An introduction to the critical study of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible.

RELIG205 Introduction to Judaism Course Page

Description: An introduction to the varied world of Judaism: its ways of life, beliefs, history and thought.

RELIG211 Introduction to Early Christian Writings Course Page

Description: Critical introduction to the New Testament and other early Christian Writings in their historical cultural context.

RELIG212 Christian Traditions Course Page

Description: A survey of the Christian traditions in historical context. Note: Not open to students with credit in HIST 297 or ET RE 248.

RELIG220 Introducing Islam, from Prophetic Origins to World Tradition Course Page

Description: A survey of the main elements of the Muslim tradition and their role in the formation of Islamic culture. Note: Not open to students with credit in RELIG 221.

RELIG230 Introduction to Hinduism Course Page

Description: A study of the major traditions of classical Hinduism, and of the religious thinking and experience formed through these traditions.

RELIG239 Introduction to Sanskrit I Course Page

Description: Fundamentals of the Sanskrit language for reading and translation purposes. Designed for students with no previous knowledge of Sanskrit.

RELIG240 Introduction to Buddhism Course Page

Description: A study of the emergence of Buddhism as a religion, its basic ideas, spirituality, and literature.

RELIG274 Studies in Witchcraft and the Occult Course Page
No description available for this course.
RELIG277 Women and the Conflict of Ideas in Religious Traditions Course Page

Description: An exploration of the agency of women within selected religious traditions, examining their contributions to their own faith tradition and to broader historical and sociopolitical contexts.

RELIG308 From Cyrus to Jesus Course Page

Description: Religion, society and culture in Palestine from the Persian conquest to the time of Jesus. Note: Not open to students with credit in CLASS 380.

RELIG314 Jesus Course Page

Description: A study of representations of Jesus in various historical and social contexts.

RELIG320 Qur'anic Studies Course Page

Description: An examination of the style, structure, and doctrine of the Qur'an in the light of the Western critical evaluation of the text. Note: Not open to students with credit in RELIG 327.

RELIG331 Devotional Hinduism (bhakti) Course Page

Description: A study of the various strands of devotional and mystical Hinduism (such as Vishnuism, Shivaism, Shaktism).

RELIG343 Zen/Ch'an Buddhism Course Page

Description: A study of the history of Zen/Ch'an Buddhism in China, Tibet, and Japan in terms on the major movements, their main figures, and samples of the representative texts.

RELIG397 Special Topics in Religious Studies Course Page
No description available for this course.
RELIG404 Literary Studies in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: One course in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible or consent of Program Coordinator.

RELIG415 Advanced Studies in Christianity Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: one course in Christianity or consent of Program Coordinator.

RELIG432 Advanced Studies in Hinduism Course Page

Description: Detailed studies of particular texts, practices, and traditions within Hinduism. Prerequisite: one course in Hinduism or consent of program.

RELIG475 Contemporary Theories of Religion Course Page

Description: Theories and disciplinary approaches in the study of religion, religions, and religious practices. Required for Honors and Majors. Prerequisite: consent of Program Coordinator.

RELIG480 Directed Reading in Religious Studies Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: consent of Program Coordinator.

RELIG497 Special Topics in Religious Studies Course Page
No description available for this course.
RELIG499A Honors Essay in Religious Studies Course Page

Description: Preparation of the Honors essay. Formerly RELIG 501.

RELIG499B Honors Essay in Religious Studies Course Page

Description: Preparation of the Honors essay. Formerly RELIG 501.

RELIG504 Literary Studies in the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible Course Page
No description available for this course.
RELIG510 Selected Topics in Religious Studies Course Page
No description available for this course.
RELIG516 Special Topics in Early Christianity Course Page
No description available for this course.
RELIG575 Contemporary Theories of Religion Course Page
No description available for this course.
RELIG580 Directed Reading Course I Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: consent of Department.

RELIG581 Directed Reading Course II Course Page

Description: Prerequisite: consent of Department.

RELIG675 Graduate Seminar Course Page

Description: This is a pass/fail course.