Religious Studies (RELST)Arts and Sciences

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RELST 2247

Whether it is politics, society, the law, sexuality, popular culture or minorities' rights, the media are saturated with news on Islam. This course introduces topical issues in Islam as a religious, historical, ... view course details

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    Combined with: ASIAN 2247NES 2649

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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

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

RELST 2666

Jerusalem is a holy city to the adherents of the three great monotheistic faiths: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. For most of its existence it has also been a national capital or major provincial center ... view course details

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    Combined with: ARKEO 2666JWST 2666NES 2666

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

RELST 3226

A survey of the art and architecture of the later Roman Empire, from the reign of Trajan to the reign of Justinian I. Topics to be considered include: the impact of Christianity on the functions and appearance ... view course details

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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

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

RELST 3739

What is "religion," and how can we use material culture to investigate ancient beliefs and rituals? This course (1) explores major themes and problems in the archaeology of ancient Greek religion, and ... view course details

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RELST 4100

Reading and translation of Latin philosophical texts. view course details

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RELST 4456

This seminar will examine the concepts of secularism and political theology, and along with them the notion of religion itself.   Our readings—which include theoretical and historical overviews, as well ... view course details

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RELST 4462

Taught as a seminar, the course engages recent theoretical literature on the relations between religion, colonialism and nation formation.  This theoretical literature is read in conjunction with historical ... view course details

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    Combined with: ASIAN 4462ASIAN 6662

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15829RELST 4462  SEM 101

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

RELST 4467

The course will examine South Asian traditions of religious practice that pay explicit attention to the subtle energies of the human body. It will explore these traditions' metaphysical groundings, ... view course details

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    Combined with: ASIAN 4467ASIAN 6667

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

RELST 4539

This course examines the culture and society of al-Andalus (Islamic Spain) from 711, when Islam arrived in Iberia, until 1492 and the demise of Nasrid Granada. Through extensive discussion and analysis ... view course details

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RELST 4614

This seminar focuses on the question of skin as legible sign or narrative, a reading that resonates within philosophy, theology, and the arts. Philosophers often disembody meaning, but feminist and queer ... view course details

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    Combined with: SHUM 4604

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

RELST 4990

For undergraduates who wish to obtain research experience or do extensive reading on a special topic. Students select a topic in consultation with the faculty member who has agreed to supervise the course. ... view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

RELST 4995

RELST 4995 is the first course in the Honors two-part sequence. The Honors Program is open to Religious Studies majors who have done superior work and who wish to devote a substantial part of their senior ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  6383RELST 4995  IND 601

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RELST 6020

Reading and translation of Latin philosophical texts. view course details

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RELST 6539

This course examines the culture and society of al-Andalus (Islamic Spain) from 711, when Islam arrived in Iberia, until 1492 and the demise of Nasrid Granada. Through extensive discussion and analysis ... view course details

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