Religious Studies (RELST)Arts and Sciences

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RELST 2247

Sixty percent of the world's Muslim population lives in Asia, and a quarter of Asia's population adheres to Islam. Whether as majorities in Afghanistan, Pakistan, or Indonesia, or as minorities in India, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASIAN 2247NES 2649

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9546RELST 2247  LEC 001

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RELST 2273

This course serves as both an introduction to the academic study of religion and a survey of major topics in the intersections of religious communities and environmentally sustainable practices.  Using ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASIAN 2273

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17631RELST 2273  LEC 001

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RELST 2629

This course provides a literary and historical introduction to the earliest Christian writings, most of which eventually came to be included in the New Testament. Through the lens of the gospel narratives ... view course details

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  • 17462RELST 2629  LEC 001

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RELST 2655

The seventh-century Arab conquests resulted in the creation of a vibrant new civilization that stretched from the Iberian peninsula in the west to Central Asia and the borders of India in the east. We ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: HIST 2530MEDVL 2655NES 2655

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17311RELST 2655  LEC 001

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  • 17312RELST 2655  DIS 201

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  • 17313RELST 2655  DIS 202

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  • 17314RELST 2655  DIS 203

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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

  • 18063RELST 3150  LEC 001

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RELST 3280

An intimate knowledge of the Bible is of fundamental importance in understanding the history of Western civilization: political philosophy, history of science, European and American literature, history ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: COML 3280

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8701RELST 3280  SEM 101

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RELST 3351

A study of religious traditions as lived today in the Indian subcontinent. Alongside some underlying similarities, attention is paid to differences in piety and practice within alternative environments: ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASIAN 3351ASIAN 6651

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16170RELST 3351  LEC 001

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RELST 3420

Examines how systems of thought, symbolic forms, and ritual practice are formulated and expressed in primarily non-Western societies. Focuses on anthropological interpretations of space, time, cosmology, ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ANTHR 3420

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17793RELST 3420  LEC 001

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  • 17794RELST 3420  DIS 201

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  • 17795RELST 3420  DIS 202

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RELST 3570

No figure in Christian history, short of Jesus himself, has inspired as much thought, art, and action as Francis of Assisi.  In this course we'll have the opportunity to trace this thirteenth-century preacher, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ITAL 3570MEDVL 3570

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18090RELST 3570  SEM 101

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RELST 3629

A weekly seminar that may be taken in addition to NES 2629 - New Testament/Early Christian Literatures 357492. The seminar will provide an opportunity to read portions of the New Testament and other early ... view course details

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  • 17468RELST 3629  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Haines-Eitzen, K

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  • Prerequisite: One year of Greek or permission of instructor. Students must be enrolled in NES 2629 or have permission of instructor.

RELST 3720

This course will employ a range of methods in approaching the subject of women in ancient Israel. We will use biblical, archaeological, and ancient Near Eastern textual evidence to reconstruct aspects ... view course details

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  • 17270RELST 3720  LEC 001

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RELST 4100

Reading and translation of Latin philosophical texts. view course details

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  •  8091RELST 4100  SEM 101

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RELST 4240

Drawing on feminist and queer theory and ethnographic studies of ritual and devotional practices around the world this course will consider the relationships among the social organization of sexuality, ... view course details

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  • 17107RELST 4240  LEC 001

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RELST 4280

A study of how biblical ethical and legal rules (in Exodus, Leviticus, and Deuteronomy) judge incidents in biblical narratives (those in Genesis through 2 Kings). The links between the laws and the narratives ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: COML 4280

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8703RELST 4280  SEM 101

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  • Enrollment limited to: 15 students.

RELST 4434

With sectarian conflicts and discussions on orthodoxy and heresy dominating the headlines, it becomes important to better understand the relationship between Muslim majorities and minorities. This seminar ... view course details

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  • 16174RELST 4434  SEM 101

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  • Prerequisite: One course in the humanities.

RELST 4545

From the ringing of Tibetan singing bowls to the quiet of desert monasticism, religious imagination and ritual is replete with sound and silence.  Cityscapes resound with church bells and calls from the ... view course details

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  • 17449RELST 4545  SEM 101

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RELST 4990

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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

  •  6417RELST 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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  •  8095RELST 6020  SEM 101

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RELST 6290

Drawing on feminist and queer theory and ethnographic studies of ritual and devotional practices around the world this course will consider the relationships among the social organization of sexuality, ... view course details

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  • 17840RELST 6290  LEC 001

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