Religious Studies (RELST)Arts and Sciences

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RELST 2112

This course examines Black spirituality, religion, and protest from an historical perspective, beginning with African traditions and Christianity during enslavement, which created resistance ideology and ... view course details

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  • 17327RELST 2112  SEM 101

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: ARAB 2204ASRC 2204

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7613RELST 2204  SEM 101

  • Taught in English. Does not count towards Arts and Sciences language requirement.

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

  • 16093RELST 2247  LEC 001

RELST 2250

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

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

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  6865RELST 2250  DIS 201

  •  6866RELST 2250  DIS 202

  •  6867RELST 2250  DIS 203

  •  7435RELST 2250  DIS 204

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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  •   Combined with: ASIAN 2277

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8323RELST 2277  LEC 001

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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  •  7421RELST 2575  LEC 001

RELST 2626

In 1798, Napoleon Bonaparte led a French expedition to Egypt, fighting a campaign that would extend to Syria and last three years. Napoleon's journey, however, signalled far more than the beginning of ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: NES 2626

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16064RELST 2626  LEC 001

RELST 2629

This course provides a literary and historical introduction to the earliest Christian writings, especially those that eventually came to be included in the New Testament.  Through the lens of the Gospel ... view course details

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  • 15985RELST 2629  LEC 001

RELST 2676

Articulating and elaborating religious justifications for war is a cultural practice unique to the three monotheistic traditions and their respective textual communities. This notion and its practice have ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: JWST 2676MEDVL 2676NES 2676

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15974RELST 2676  LEC 001

  • 16368RELST 2676  DIS 201

  • 16369RELST 2676  DIS 202

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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  •   Combined with: ASIAN 3309

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8868RELST 3309  LEC 001

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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  • 16086RELST 3311  SEM 101

  • Prerequisite: One course in the humanities.

RELST 3416

This course explores the Zen's central religious, historical and aesthetic developments. We read primary sources in translation and secondary sources. We examine the rise of the Ch'an tradition in China ... view course details

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  •  8329RELST 3416  LEC 001

RELST 3629

A weekly seminar that may be taken in addition to NES 2629. The seminar will provide an opportunity to read portions of the New Testament and other early Christian writings in Greek. We will work on grammatical ... view course details

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  • 16025RELST 3629  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Haines-Eitzen, K

  • Prerequisite: One-year of Greek. Must be enrolled in RELST 2629 New Testament/Early Christian Literatures.

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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  •   Combined with: ARKEO 3738CLASS 3738

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8963RELST 3738  SEM 101

RELST 4100

Reading and translation of Latin philosophical texts. view course details

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  •  7232RELST 4100  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • MacDonald, S

RELST 4441

This course will explore the origins and early developments of a movement in Indian Buddhism known as the Great Vehicle. We will intensively examine a small slice of this movement's voluminous literature ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ASIAN 4441

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16091RELST 4441  SEM 101

  • Prerequisite: One course with significant Buddhist content.

RELST 4660

In the 1960s, religiosity was said to be a mere byproduct of tradition, increasingly marginalized by modernization. Yet, in an unexpected turn, the 1970s saw religious revival swept across the globe as ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: NES 4660NES 6650

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16037RELST 4660  SEM 101

RELST 4665

An examination of Augustine's wide-ranging reflections on the nature of mind, giving special attention to his later, major works: Confessions, De trinitate, and De genesi ad litteram. view course details

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  • Topic: Augustine's Philosophy of Mind

  • 14936RELST 4665  SEM 101

RELST 4991

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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  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

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  • 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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  • 4 Credits Multi-Term

  •  9509RELST 4995  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

  • RELST 4995 is the FIRST course in the Honors two-part sequence.

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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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  6388RELST 4996  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

  • RELST 4996 is the SECOND course in the Honors two-part sequence.

RELST 6020

Reading and translation of Latin philosophical texts. view course details

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  •  7227RELST 6020  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • MacDonald, S

RELST 6616

This course explores the Zen's central religious, historical and aesthetic developments. We read primary sources in translation and secondary sources. We examine the rise of the Ch'an tradition in China ... view course details

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  •  8331RELST 6616  LEC 001