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Religious Studies :: REL

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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.) A&H, CSA beliefs, rites, and institutions of Hinduism from the Vedic (c. 1200 B.C.) to modern times; religion of the Vedas and the Upanishads, epics and the rise of devotional religion, philosophical sytems (Yoga and Vedenta), sectarian teism, monasticism, socioreligious insitutions, popular religion (temples and pilgrimages), modern Hindu syncretism. Credit given for only one of REL-B 220 or REL-R 255.
  • 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.
  • REL-R 336 Religion in the United States, 1850-Present (3 cr.) Development of religious life and thought.

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