Religious Studies (RELST)Arts and Sciences

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RELST 2157

Tolstoy is impossible. An aristocrat who renounced his wealth. A man of titanic appetites who repeatedly swore off meat, alcohol and sex. A Christian who didn't believe in God. An anarchist who ruled his ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 2157RUSSL 2157

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17777RELST 2157  SEM 101

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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASIAN 2273

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 16170RELST 2273  LEC 001

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

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8439RELST 2299  LEC 001

  •  8472RELST 2299  DIS 201

  •  8473RELST 2299  DIS 202

RELST 2523

Islamophobia and Judeophobia are ideas and like all ideas they have a history of their own. Although today many might think of Islamophobia or Judeophobia as unchangeable---fear of and hatred for Islam ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: COML 2523GOVT 2523JWST 2523NES 2523

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16504RELST 2523  LEC 001

  • 16505RELST 2523  DIS 201

  • 16506RELST 2523  DIS 202

  • 16507RELST 2523  DIS 203

  • 16508RELST 2523  DIS 204

RELST 2655

At the beginning of the 7th century, a new religion, Islam, appeared in Arabia and by the end of the century, Muslims had defeated the Byzantines and Persians and created an empire that stretched from ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 2530MEDVL 2655NES 2655

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8112RELST 2655  LEC 001

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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARKEO 2666JWST 2666NES 2666

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16334RELST 2666  LEC 001

RELST 2770

This course explores the role of gender and sexuality in shaping the lives of Muslims past and present. Through a close examination of ethnographies, intellectual histories, and religious treatises, we ... view course details

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  • 16542RELST 2770  LEC 001

RELST 2851

Jewish men and women in early modern Europe lived their lives within a gendered social order inherited from the Talmudic period. The relationship between sex and power remained fundamental to Jewish communal ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 2851JWST 2851

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17484RELST 2851  LEC 001

RELST 3639

This course is intended to provide a survey of the cultural history of the Jews in Spain from the late Visigothic period until the converso crisis of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries and the expulsion. ... view course details

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  • 16683RELST 3639  SEM 101

RELST 3738

Have you ever been asked 'who are you' or 'which group do you belong to'? You would have noted how the answer shifts according to who is asking, in which context, etc. While everyone is unique, the possible ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARKEO 3738CLASS 3738

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16096RELST 3738  SEM 101

RELST 3770

Practice makes perfect, the old saying goes, but the nature of that connection remains opaque.  This course, conducted in English and intended as a sequel to FREN 3540 - On Paying Attention, gives students ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: FREN 3770MEDVL 3760

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17503RELST 3770  LEC 001

RELST 4100

Reading and translation of Latin philosophical texts. view course details

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  •  7288RELST 4100  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • MacDonald, S

RELST 4215

Advanced discussion of a topic in medieval philosophy. view course details

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  • Topic: Augustine's "Confessions"

  • 18557RELST 4215  LEC 001

RELST 4451

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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  •  8443RELST 4451  LEC 001

RELST 4557

How and why do landscapes come to inspire the religious imagination?   And why do religious practices, rituals, traditions, and beliefs take place in particular landscapes? This seminar treats these questions ... view course details

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  • 16321RELST 4557  SEM 101

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 ... view course details

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2-4 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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  5873RELST 4995  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

  • RELST 4995 is the FIRST course in the Honors two-part sequence. To enroll in Honors, please email akc52@cornell.edu to request a permission number.

RELST 4996

RELST 4996 is the second 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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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  8430RELST 4996  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

  • RELST 4996 is the SECOND course in the Honors two-part sequence. To enroll in Honors, please email akc52@cornell.edu to request a permission number.

RELST 6020

Reading and translation of Latin philosophical texts. view course details

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  •  7291RELST 6020  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • MacDonald, S

RELST 6210

Graduate seminar covering a topic in medieval philosophy. view course details

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  • Topic: Augustine's "Confessions"

  • 18556RELST 6210  SEM 101

RELST 6746

This course will explore archaeological and literary evidence for the production, display, ritual treatment, and cultural reception of sacred images in ancient Greece. We will focus on some of the most ... view course details

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  • 16104RELST 6746  SEM 101