Religious Studies (RELST)Arts and Sciences

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RELST 2247

This course examines the dynamics of Islam's spread from its geographical centre in Arabia to Asia, in both historical and contemporary contexts. Taking a border-crossing thematic approach, the course ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASIAN 2247

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16668RELST 2247  LEC 001

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RELST 2255

The course aims to expose students to the varied landscape of religious realities in Asia offering an understanding of religion's development and interaction with Asia's society, culture, and politics. ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASIAN 2255

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16673RELST 2255  LEC 001

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RELST 2299

This course will explore the Buddhist tradition from its origins in ancient India to its migrations throughout Asia and eventually to the West. The first part of the course will deal with Indian Buddhism: ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ASIAN 2299

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9026RELST 2299  LEC 001

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  •  9117RELST 2299  DIS 201

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  •  9118RELST 2299  DIS 202

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RELST 2630

In this course we will examine some of the major arguments regarding the existence and nature of a supreme being - ontological, cosmological, teleological, Pascalian, and moral arguments. We will also ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: PHIL 2530

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17145RELST 2630  LEC 001

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  • 17146RELST 2630  DIS 201

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  • 17147RELST 2630  DIS 202

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  • 17148RELST 2630  DIS 203

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RELST 2634

This course examines the cultural and historical interaction of Muslims and Jews from the emergence of Islam in the seventh century through the classical age of Islam down to the turn of the thirteenth ... view course details

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  • 15894RELST 2634  LEC 001

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RELST 2644

In this course, students will survey the development of Judaism from its roots in ancient Mesopotamia to modernity. Rather than thinking of Judaism as static and easily definable, we will explore a history ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: JWST 2644NES 2644

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16056RELST 2644  LEC 001

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RELST 2777

This course offers an overview of Rabbinic Literature from the first century BCE through the eight century of the Common Era. Each class will combine broad historical background with the close reading ... view course details

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  • 15903RELST 2777  LEC 001

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RELST 3150

A selective survey of Western philosophical thought from the fourth to the 14th century. Topics include the problem of universals, the theory of knowledge and truth, the nature of free choice and practical ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: MEDVL 3210PHIL 3210

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16840RELST 3150  LEC 001

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RELST 3280

Analysis of small sections of well-known material for in-depth discussion. view course details

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  •   Combined with: COML 3280

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9279RELST 3280  SEM 101

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RELST 3331

Examines the new cinemas of Southeast Asia and their engagement with contemporary discourses of gender and sexuality. It pays special attention to the ways in which sexuality and gendered embodiment are ... view course details

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  • 16675RELST 3331  LEC 001

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RELST 3353

This course will examine techniques of spiritual cultivation in both the Daoist and Buddhist traditions of China. In particular we will compare and contrast methods which focus on the manipulation of bodily ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASIAN 3353

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 15687RELST 3353  LEC 001

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RELST 3367

This course examines how Buddhist identities, communities and self-understandings are constituted in part through moments of encounter with non-Buddhists. How do Buddhists respond to the challenge ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASIAN 3367

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17589RELST 3367  LEC 001

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RELST 3540

In the age of smartphones and Facebook, the competing claims made on our attention only seem to be multiplying. This course is an opportunity to think about and to enact certain practices of attentiveness ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: FREN 3540

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8662RELST 3540  SEM 101

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RELST 3637

This course traces the historical development of Christianity from its roots in 1st century Palestinian Judaism to the emergence of Islam in the early 7th century, with special emphasis on the period prior ... view course details

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  • 15827RELST 3637  LEC 001

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RELST 4100

Reading and translation of Latin philosphical texts.  view course details

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  •  8237RELST 4100  SEM 101

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RELST 4280

Topic: The Book of Genesis view course details

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  •   Combined with: COML 4280

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9283RELST 4280  SEM 101

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  • Enrollment limited to: 15 students.

RELST 4466

This course examines how religious ideologies, practices and institutions have been politically mobilized in the public spheres of modern South and Southeast Asia. Divisive social conflict and communal ... view course details

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  • 17619RELST 4466  SEM 101

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  • Prerequisite: 1 course in ANTHR, ASIAN, HIST, RELST at 3000 level or above, or permission of instructor.

RELST 4557

How and why do landscapes come to inspire the religious imagination? And how do sensory landscapes, more specifically-territories of sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell-inform, inflect, and engage the ... view course details

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  • 15913RELST 4557  SEM 101

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RELST 4665

Augustine's De Trinitate 10 argues that the mind is an immaterial substance that models in some respects the divine trinity. This course will study Augustine's conception of the mind, focusing on his arguments ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: CLASS 4665PHIL 4210

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16410RELST 4665  SEM 101

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RELST 4707

How and where does-indeed, can-one write the story of a diaspora of the Muslim creative and critical imagination? Guided by the critical work of e.g. Hawley, Rushdie, and Subramani, we will read and watch ... view course details

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  • 15896RELST 4707  SEM 101

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RELST 4825

In the fourth century C.E. the Roman emperors decided to favor Christianity and shortly thereafter to forbid non-Christian activity. The 'end of paganism' however did not occur all at once if it ever did. ... view course details

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  • 17323RELST 4825  SEM 101

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RELST 4990

No description available. view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6205RELST 4990  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Law, J

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RELST 4995

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  6430RELST 4995  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

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RELST 6020

Reading and translation of Latin philosophical texts. view course details

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  •  8243RELST 6020  SEM 101

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RELST 6666

This course examines how religious ideologies, practices and institutions have been politically mobilized in the public spheres of modern South and Southeast Asia. Divisive social conflict and communal ... view course details

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  • 17620RELST 6666  SEM 101

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  • Prerequisite: 1 course in ANTHR, ASIAN, HIST, RELST at 3000 level or above, or permission of instructor.

RELST 6707

Together we explore how contemporary diasporic Muslim, Latin American, European and Asian writers and filmmakers operate with(in) memory, with the impossible longing to belong, with the loss of 'home' ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: COML 6724NES 6707

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15899RELST 6707  SEM 101

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