Religious Studies (RELST)Arts and Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

RELST 2248

For millennia, Buddhist monks, merchants, pilgrims, diplomats, and adventurers have moved around the Indian Ocean arena circulating Buddhist teachings and powerful objects.  In doing so they helped create ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASIAN 2248HIST 2548

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18516RELST 2248  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Blackburn, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

RELST 2276

This course explores the relationships between the senses (seeing, hearing, smelling, touching, and tasting), emotions (fear, happiness, sadness, etc.), and religion, especially religious practices and ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: NES 2276

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17875RELST 2276  LEC 001

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Haines-Eitzen, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  •  6994RELST 2299  LEC 001

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Boucher, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7017RELST 2299  DIS 201

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Boucher, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  7018RELST 2299  DIS 202

    • FTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Boucher, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

RELST 2599

This course explores the history of medicine and other sciences in the ancient Near East, broadly defined. In addition to medicine, the other scientific disciplines covered in this course include mathematics, ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: JWST 2599NES 2599

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18292RELST 2599  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Mokhtarian, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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: none
  • 16770RELST 2620  LEC 001

    • MWFTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Branfman, J

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

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

  •  6756RELST 2655  LEC 001

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Powers, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

RELST 2724

The Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) is a repository of ancient Israelite religious, political, social, historical, and literary traditions. For the modern reader these ancient traditions are often obscured ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: JWST 2724NES 2724

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18041RELST 2724  LEC 001

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Monroe, L

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

RELST 2910

In the past two centuries, Jewish men and women have adapted remarkably well to the modern condition, embracing the opportunities associated with higher education, city life, industrial capitalism and ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: HIST 2910JWST 2920NES 2620

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 19260RELST 2910  LEC 001

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Litvak, O

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

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

  • 16694RELST 3309  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Blackburn, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

RELST 3530

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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Syllabi: none
  • 17952RELST 3530  SEM 101

    • WTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Brann, R

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

RELST 3535

This course is an introduction to Jewish philosophy – from Biblical texts to 20th century work. Our inquiries will span metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, philosophy of religion, and political philosophy. ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: JWST 3535PHIL 3535

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17130RELST 3535  LEC 001

    • TRTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Hubner, K

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: FREN 3540

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17138RELST 3540  SEM 101

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Howie, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

RELST 3677

As the founder of Islam Muhammad is one of the most influential figures in world history. An important source for his life is the Sira of Ibn Ishaq (d. ca. 761), a biography that opens with Muhammad's ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17984RELST 3677  SEM 101

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Powers, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

RELST 4100

Reading and translation of Latin philosophical texts. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •  5987RELST 4100  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • MacDonald, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: none
  •  6998RELST 4451  LEC 001

    • WTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Fuhrmann, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

RELST 4485

There is a vexed relationship between secular governance and the lived struggles of religious minorities. While proponents claim that secular reason is a solution to religious strife, recent scholarship ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 18324RELST 4485  SEM 101

    • TTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Raheja, N

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

RELST 4665

Topic: Augustine's philosophy of mind in De Trinitate view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  • Topic: Augustine's Philosophy of Mind

  • 17326RELST 4665  SEM 101

    • MTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Brittain, C

      MacDonald, S

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person

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

  •  4451RELST 4990  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • 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

  •  6981RELST 4990  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • 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

  •  4639RELST 4995  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • 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.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  • 18458RELST 4995  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Haines-Eitzen, K

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  • 18459RELST 4995  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Law, J

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

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

  •  6988RELST 4996  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • 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.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18460RELST 4996  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Haines-Eitzen, K

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 18461RELST 4996  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Law, J

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies

RELST 6020

Reading and translation of Latin philosophical texts. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •  5990RELST 6020  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • MacDonald, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

RELST 6210

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

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Syllabi: 1 available
  • Topic: Augustine's Philosophy of Mind

  •  8468RELST 6210  SEM 101

    • MTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Brittain, C

      MacDonald, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

RELST 6330

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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Syllabi: none
  • 19353RELST 6330  SEM 101

    • WTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Brann, R

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

RELST 7485

There is a vexed relationship between secular governance and the lived struggles of religious minorities. While proponents claim that secular reason is a solution to religious strife, recent scholarship ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 18338RELST 7485  SEM 101

    • TTo Be Assigned
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Raheja, N

  • Instruction Mode: Planned for In Person