Religious Studies (RELST)Arts and Sciences

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RELST 2204

This course is designed for students who are interested in reading the language of the Qur'an with accuracy and understanding. The first week (4 classes) will be devoted to an introduction of the history ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASRC 2204NES 2204

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8421RELST 2204  SEM 101

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RELST 2250

This course will explore religious traditions in South Asia (Pakistan, India, and Sri Lanka) and East Asia (China and Japan) including Hinduism, Buddhism (South Asian and East Asian), Sikhism, Confucianism, ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ASIAN 2250

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7348RELST 2250  DIS 201

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  •  7349RELST 2250  DIS 202

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  •  7350RELST 2250  DIS 203

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  •  8219RELST 2250  DIS 204

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RELST 2575

This course will survey the cultic practices and beliefs of ancient Babylonia and Assyria, the two major civilizations of Mesopotamia. We will examine the major myths of this region, e.g., Ishtar's Descent ... view course details

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  •  8181RELST 2575  LEC 001

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RELST 2695

This course offers an introduction to the history of Christianity from the first century through the seventeenth and perhaps a bit beyond. Our emphasis will be on the diversity of Christian traditions, ... view course details

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  • 15592RELST 2695  LEC 001

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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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  •   Combined with: JWST 2724NES 2724

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15609RELST 2724  LEC 001

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RELST 3260

Study of the New Testament as a product of the first-century Palestinian and Hellenistic Judaism. Other text (also in translation): The Passover Haggadah. view course details

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  •   Combined with: COML 3260

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6463RELST 3260  SEM 101

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RELST 3270

Ancient Byzantion, rebuilt and renamed by the Roman emperor Constantine the Great, raised by his successors to be the capital of a "Byzantine" empire, object of desire for travelers and crusaders, crowning ... view course details

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  • 15982RELST 3270  LEC 001

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RELST 3309

Buddhism is often thought of as a meditative and philosophical tradition, remote from the concerns and pleasures of everyday life, practical ethics, and politics. This course explores the unfolding of ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASIAN 3309

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8628RELST 3309  LEC 001

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RELST 3311

Structured as a seminar, this course addresses ritual performances as expressed by Muslim communities across Southeast Asia (in both minority and majority contexts), from performativity of the five pillars ... view course details

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  • 15853RELST 3311  SEM 101

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  • Prerequisite: One course in the humanities.

RELST 3344

This course will survey the rich and sophisticated tradition of Indian philosophical thought from its beginnings in the speculations of Upanishads, surveying debates between Hindus, Buddhists, Jains and ... view course details

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  • 15921RELST 3344  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

  •  6301RELST 3420  LEC 001

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  •  6302RELST 3420  DIS 201

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  •  6303RELST 3420  DIS 202

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RELST 3620

This course explores networks of culture and power that develop over the course of the sixteenth century, from the beginning of the Reformation to the Wars of Religion that swept through the continent.  ... view course details

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  • 16344RELST 3620  LEC 001

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  • 16345RELST 3620  DIS 201

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  • 16346RELST 3620  DIS 202

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  • 16347RELST 3620  DIS 203

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  • 16348RELST 3620  DIS 204

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RELST 4100

Reading and translation of Latin philosphical texts.  view course details

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  •  7854RELST 4100  SEM 101

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RELST 4260

Topic: Sex and Religion in the Bible view course details

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  •   Combined with: COML 4260

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: ID/DISC of problems in the Old/New Testament

  •  6461RELST 4260  SEM 101

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RELST 4310

Topic for spring 2015: Narratives of Medieval Art view course details

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  • Topic: Narratives of Medieval Art

  • 16508RELST 4310  SEM 101

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RELST 4434

Structured as a seminar, this course explores various aspects of Shi'i Islam (in cultural, literary, intellectual, ritual, legal, and political terms) in its historical emergence and contemporary manifestations ... view course details

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  • 15909RELST 4434  SEM 101

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  • Prerequisite: One course in the humanities.

RELST 4449

This course provides advanced students in Religious Studies or the humanities a working familiarity with important methodological issues in the academic study of religion. Following a brief historical ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASIAN 4449

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 15902RELST 4449  SEM 101

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  • One course in Religious Studies.

RELST 4618

An examination of Islamic history from 600-750, with special attention to historiography and interpretive issues. Topics to be discussed will include: Arabia and the Near East before Islam; the collection ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: HIST 4614NES 4618

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15661RELST 4618  SEM 101

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RELST 4628

What is "Gnosticism" and why has it come to be so hotly debated among scholars and in our contemporary media? What is the Gospel of Judas and are its ideas "heretical"? Who wrote the Gospel of Thomas and ... view course details

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  • 15606RELST 4628  SEM 101

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RELST 4776

The Babylonian Talmud has long been viewed as the central text of post-Biblical Judaism. Yet little is known about who wrote it and when it was written. Since the Talmud is an extremely difficult text ... view course details

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  • 15657RELST 4776  SEM 101

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RELST 4991

No description available. view course details

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  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6861RELST 4991  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Law, J

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  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9488RELST 4991  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Boucher, D

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  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  9489RELST 4991  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Brann, R

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RELST 4996

No description available. view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6843RELST 4996  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

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RELST 6020

Reading and translation of Latin philosophical texts. view course details

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  •  7849RELST 6020  SEM 101

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RELST 6310

Topic for spring 2015: Narratives of Medieval Art view course details

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  • Topic: Narratives of Medieval Art

  •  9050RELST 6310  SEM 101

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