Religious Studies | REL
P Prerequisite | C Co-requisite | R Recommended
I Fall Semester | II Spring Semester | S Summer Session/s
- REL-R 152 Jews, Christians, Muslims (3 cr.) Patterns of religious life and thought in the West: continuities, changes, and contemporary issues.
- REL-R 153 Religions of Asia (3 cr.) Modes of thinking, views of the world and the sacred, the human predicament and paths to freedom, human ideals and value systems in the religions of India, China, and Japan.
- REL-R 160 Introduction to Religion in America (3 cr.) Introduction to religious traditions and practices that influenced American history and culture.
- REL-R 210 Introduction to the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible (3 cr.) Development of its beliefs, practices, and institutions from the patriarchs to the Maccabean period. Introduction to the biblical literature and other ancient Near East documents.
- REL-R 220 Introduction to the New Testament (3 cr.) ASE A&H, CASE GCC What is the "New Testament"? This introductory course considers both literary and historical approaches to the literature of the New Testament, with particular emphasis on the Gospels and Pauline literature. Topics include the concept of "canon," the history of reception and interpretation, gender and sexuality in early Christian literatures, the Apocryphal Gospels, and relationships between early Judaism and early Christianity. Credit given for only one of A220 or R220.
- REL-R 257 Introduction to Islam (3 cr.) Introduction to the "religious world" of Islam: the Arabian milieu before Muhammad's prophetic call, the career of the Prophet. Qur'an and hadith, ritual and the "pillars" of Muslim Praxis, legal and theological traditions; mysticism and devotional piety, reform and revivalist movements.
- REL-R 335 Religion in the United States, 1600-1850 (3 cr.) A consideration of the nature and meaning of religion in South Asia using film as the lens to explore the South Asian continuum running from the sacred to the secular.