Religious Studies (RELST)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASIAN 2273

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  7775RELST 2273  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Law, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

RELST 2277

This course probes the truths behind traditional claims of the priority of internal practice in Indian traditions. We will examine both practices themselves - techniques of meditation and contemplation ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASIAN 2277

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16516RELST 2277  LEC 001

    • MWFOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Gold, D

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ASIAN 2299

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7068RELST 2299  LEC 001

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Boucher, D

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  7091RELST 2299  DIS 201

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Boucher, D

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  7092RELST 2299  DIS 202

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Boucher, D

  • Instruction Mode: Online

RELST 2515

This course explores the major debates that define the study of contemporary Iran. Drawing from ethnographic works, literary criticism, intellectual histories and more, we will examine historical events ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ANTHR 2415NES 2515

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17106RELST 2515  LEC 001

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Golestaneh, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online

RELST 2620

Jewish cultures in the New World are far more diverse than most Americans realize. Some know the history of Ashkenazi (German and Eastern European) Jews, most of whom immigrated to the U.S. between 1880-1920. ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  • 18702RELST 2620  LEC 001

    • MWFOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Branfman, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 2530MEDVL 2655NES 2655

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6818RELST 2655  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person Transition to Online
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 2530MEDVL 2655NES 2655

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 20559RELST 2655  LEC 002

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Powers, D

  • Instruction Mode: Online

RELST 2852

Most people think of Christianity as the "daughter religion" of Judaism. In this course, we will see that what we now know as Judaism and Christianity both claimed ownership of the same textual tradition ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 2852JWST 2852

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17098RELST 2852  LEC 001

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Litvak, O

  • Instruction Mode: Online

RELST 3309

How do Buddhists live out their philosophies and ethics? What are the spaces of ritual, devotion, meditation, education, and politics? How do Buddhist practices and affiliations satisfy aesthetic and emotional ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASIAN 3309

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16489RELST 3309  LEC 001

    • TIves Hall 305
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Blackburn, A

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Blackburn, A

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid-Online and In Person
    In person attendance supplemented by additional online contact hours.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASIAN 3309

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 20288RELST 3309  LEC 002

    • TOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Blackburn, A

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Blackburn, A

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

RELST 3311

What role does Islam take in the politics, history, arts and rituals of Southeast Asia? Structured as a seminar, this course takes you on a journey through Southeast Asia, home to almost a quarter of the ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASIAN 3311ASIAN 6611NES 3511

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16505RELST 3311  SEM 101

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Formichi, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Prerequisite: one course in the humanities.

RELST 3888

This course explores the interactions between Jews, Christians, and other religious groups in late antiquity, especially in Sasanian Persia circa the first through seventh century C.E. Students pay particular ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 18435RELST 3888  SEM 101

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Mokhtarian, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

RELST 4100

Reading and translation of Latin philosophical texts. view course details

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  •  6049RELST 4100  SEM 101

    • MOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Brittain, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online

RELST 4449

This seminar will explore the development of and variety in the academic discipline of Religious Studies. We will consider the emergence of secular approaches to the study of religion arising out of the ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASIAN 4449

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16497RELST 4449  SEM 101

    • TOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Boucher, D

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Prerequisite: one course in religious studies or permission of instructor.

RELST 4537

This course offers a broad survey of contemporary Shi'i beliefs, practices, and politics with a focus on Twelver or Imami Shi'ism. Through a close examination of ethnographies, intellectual and political ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17112RELST 4537  SEM 101

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Golestaneh, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online

RELST 4626

Narratives, particularly sacred narratives, are not static or fixed but rather infinitely flexible and malleable.   Subject to multiple retellings—elaborations, modifications, and deletions—stories take ... view course details

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  • 18084RELST 4626  SEM 101

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Haines-Eitzen, K

  • Instruction Mode: Online

RELST 4652

This experimental seminar examines religious artisans and designers as central contributors to the religious worlds they help create. Reading across religious traditions and time periods, we will learn ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17812RELST 4652  SEM 101

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Irwin, A

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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Syllabi: none
  • 20916RELST 4652  SEM 102

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Irwin, A

  • Instruction Mode: Online

RELST 4931

Chinese discourses have long linked the circulation of cosmic energies, political power, and bodily vitalities. In these models political order, spiritual cultivation, and health are achieved and enhanced ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  • 16867RELST 4931  SEM 101

    • MOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Hinrichs, T

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4512RELST 4990  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Haines-Eitzen, K

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    To apply for independent study, please complete the on-line form at https://data.arts.cornell.edu/as-stus/indep_study_intro.cfm.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7055RELST 4990  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Law, J

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    To apply for independent study, please complete the on-line form at https://data.arts.cornell.edu/as-stus/indep_study_intro.cfm.

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  4700RELST 4995  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  7062RELST 4996  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    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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  •  6052RELST 6020  SEM 101

    • MOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Brittain, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online

RELST 6537

This course offers a broad survey of contemporary Shi'i beliefs, practices, and politics with a focus on Twelver or Imami Shi'ism. Through a close examination of ethnographies, intellectual and political ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17109RELST 6537  SEM 101

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Golestaneh, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online

RELST 6626

Narratives, particularly sacred narratives, are not static or fixed but rather infinitely flexible and malleable.   Subject to multiple retellings—elaborations, modifications, and deletions—stories take ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 18089RELST 6626  SEM 101

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Haines-Eitzen, K

  • Instruction Mode: Online

RELST 6652

This experimental seminar examines religious artisans and designers as central contributors to the religious worlds they help create. Reading across religious traditions and time periods, we will learn ... view course details

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  • 17816RELST 6652  SEM 101

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Irwin, A

  • Instruction Mode: Online

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  • 20920RELST 6652  SEM 102

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Irwin, A

  • Instruction Mode: Online

RELST 6888

This course explores the interactions between Jews, Christians, and other religious groups in late antiquity, especially in Sasanian Persia circa the first through seventh century C.E. Students pay particular ... view course details

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  • 18440RELST 6888  SEM 101

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Mokhtarian, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online