Religious Studies (RELST)Arts and Sciences

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

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARAB 2204ASRC 2204

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18264RELST 2204  SEM 101

    • MTWROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Younes, M

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASIAN 2247NES 2649SHUM 2247

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16649RELST 2247  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Formichi, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ASIAN 2250

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7910RELST 2250  LEC 001

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Boucher, D

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  7911RELST 2250  DIS 201

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Boucher, D

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  7912RELST 2250  DIS 202

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Boucher, D

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  7913RELST 2250  DIS 203

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Boucher, D

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  7914RELST 2250  DIS 204

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Boucher, D

  • Instruction Mode: Online

RELST 2279

Students will study Chinese myths from the earliest times. Focus will be on understanding how people have used myth to create and convey meaning, on examining the form Chinese myths take, and on considering ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASIAN 2279

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16647RELST 2279  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • McNeal, R

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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

  • 18210RELST 2599  LEC 001

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Mokhtarian, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

RELST 2644

This course is an introduction to Jewish identities, values, and practices from the ancient to modern era. Organized thematically, it examines Judaism as a religious phenomenon, with a particular emphasis ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: JWST 2644NES 2644

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7768RELST 2644  LEC 001

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Mokhtarian, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: CLASS 2636MEDVL 2695NES 2695

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18345RELST 2695  LEC 001

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Haines-Eitzen, K

  • Instruction Mode: Online

RELST 3374

Women have from the beginning been integral members of Buddhist traditions. But their voices have often been silenced by male clergy. This course will explore ways in which images of women and the feminine ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ASIAN 3374FGSS 3374

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 19204RELST 3374  SEM 101

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Boucher, D

  • Instruction Mode: Online

RELST 3420

This course approaches the study of religion, symbols, and myth from an anthropological perspective. The centrality and universality of religion and myth-making in social and symbolic life has been fundamental ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: ANTHR 3420

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  8306RELST 3420  LEC 001

    • MWTo Be Assigned
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Willford, A

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

  •  8307RELST 3420  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  8308RELST 3420  DIS 202

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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

  • 18956RELST 3535  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Hubner, K

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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

  • 16519RELST 3738  SEM 101

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Van Oyen, A

  • Instruction Mode: Online

RELST 3747

Religious beliefs, practices, and conflicts shape our world and influence global politics.  Yet mediatized depictions of religion can be reductive and polarizing.  Moreover, these depictions may be different ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17492RELST 3747  SEM 101

    • MOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Gainor, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online

RELST 3887

This class analyzes the phenomenon of political uprising through the case study of the Iranian Revolution.  Undoubtedly one of the watershed moments of the twentieth century, it was declared by political ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: NES 3887NES 6887

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18187RELST 3887  SEM 101

    • TOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Golestaneh, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online

RELST 4100

Reading and translation of Latin philosophical texts. view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •  5863RELST 4100  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: Online

RELST 4310

Topic: The Late Medieval Devotional Image. A commonplace in the scholarly literature surrounding late medieval visual culture in Spain is that it was always "late".  The Spaniards lagged behind the Italians ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • Topic: The Late Medieval Devotional Image

  • 16843RELST 4310  SEM 101

    • MOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Robinson, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online

RELST 4480

Idea(l)s of modernity across the Global South have been largely rooted in Euro-American projections of "civilization", and "civilizational" projects. The colonial worldview in which only Western(ized) ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  • 18872RELST 4480  SEM 101

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Formichi, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    One 3000 level course in humanities; some knowledge of Asian history.

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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Syllabi: none
  • 18109RELST 4618  SEM 101

    • TTo Be Assigned
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Powers, D

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

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Syllabi: none
  • 20939RELST 4618  SEM 102

    • TOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Powers, D

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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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Syllabi: none
  • 18004RELST 4628  SEM 101

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Haines-Eitzen, K

  • Instruction Mode: Online

RELST 4656

We tend to think of emotions as private, unlearned, and biological. Though in much of antiquity, the emotions were primarily seen as public, performative, and cognitive. The cultivation and control of ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17871RELST 4656  SEM 101

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Frank, G

  • Instruction Mode: Online

RELST 4659

This course examines the raw materials and discursive processes by which Biblical scribes fabricated a history of ancient Israel that featured static and defensible geographic and genealogical boundaries. ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • 17850RELST 4659  SEM 101

    • MOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Monroe, L

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  5126RELST 4991  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 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

  •  6254RELST 4991  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Boucher, D

  • 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

  •  6255RELST 4991  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Brann, R

  • 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

  •  6741RELST 4991  IND 604

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 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

  •  6822RELST 4995  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Staff

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

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  5114RELST 4996  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Staff

  • Instruction Mode: Independent Studies
    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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Syllabi: none
  •  5858RELST 6020  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: Online

RELST 6310

Topic: The Late Medieval Devotional Image. A commonplace in the scholarly literature surrounding late medieval visual culture in Spain is that it was always "late".  The Spaniards lagged behind the Italians ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  • Topic: The Late Medieval Devotional Image

  • 16849RELST 6310  SEM 101

    • MOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Robinson, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online

RELST 6618

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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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  • 18115RELST 6618  SEM 101

    • TTo Be Assigned
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Powers, D

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

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  • 20943RELST 6618  SEM 102

    • TOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Powers, D

  • Instruction Mode: Online

RELST 6656

We tend to think of emotions as private, unlearned, and biological. Though in much of antiquity, the emotions were primarily seen as public, performative, and cognitive. The cultivation and control of ... view course details

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  • 17873RELST 6656  SEM 101

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Frank, G

  • Instruction Mode: Online

RELST 6659

This course examines the raw materials and discursive processes by which Biblical scribes fabricated a history of ancient Israel that featured static and defensible geographic and genealogical boundaries. ... view course details

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  • 17854RELST 6659  SEM 101

    • MOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Monroe, L

  • Instruction Mode: Online

RELST 6678

Idea(l)s of modernity across the Global South have been largely rooted in Euro-American projections of "civilization", and "civilizational" projects. The colonial worldview in which only Western(ized) ... view course details

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  • 19271RELST 6678  SEM 101

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Formichi, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    One 3000 level course in humanities; some knowledge of Asian history.