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Religious Studies Minor

Classical & Near Eastern Studies
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Required credits in this minor: 15
The minor in religious studies allows those in other majors to participate in the critical study of religion.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
All minor coursework must be taken A-F. Transfer students must take at least three of the five courses at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities campus (or with U of M residence credits for study abroad). Final clearance is required prior to graduation. Students may earn a BA or a minor in religious studies, but not both.
Theory and Methods
Take exactly 1 course(s) totaling exactly 3 credit(s) from the following:
· RELS 3001W - Theory and Method in Religion: Critical Approaches to the Study of Religion [WI] (3.0 cr)
or Equivalent course to RELS 3001 that is approved by the director of undergraduate studies.
Minor Electives
The purpose of the minor is to expose students to a diversity of religious traditions. At least two traditions must be represented among the four electives courses.
Take exactly 4 course(s) totaling 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· RELS 3076 - The Apostle Paul: Life, Letters, and Legacy (3.0 cr)
· RELS 3203 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· JWST 3900 - Topics: Jewish Studies (3.0 cr)
· RELS 3073 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· MEST 3610 - Topics in Medieval Studies (3.0-4.0 cr)
· CNES 3105 - Ancient Rome: The Age of Augustus (3.0 cr)
· RELS 3970 - Supplemental Discussion in Religious Studies (1.0 cr)
· RELS 3993 - Directed Studies (1.0-4.0 cr)
· RELS 4952 - Final Project (1.0-4.0 cr)
· RELS 5001 - Theory and Method in the Study of Religion: Critical Approaches to the Study of Religion (3.0 cr)
· RELS 5504 - Development of Israelite Religion II (3.0 cr)
· HIST 5614 - The Medieval Church (3.0 cr)
· RELS 5721 - North Africa since 1500: Islam, Colonialism, and Independence (3.0 cr)
· RELS 5993 - Directed Studies (1.0-4.0 cr)
· RELS 8190 - Comparative Seminar in Religions in Antiquity (3.0 cr)
· RELS 3070 - Topics in Religious Studies (3.0 cr)
or RELS 5070 - Topics in Religious Studies (3.0 cr)
· RELS 3072 - The Birth of Christianity [AH] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 5072 - The Birth of Christianity [AH] (3.0 cr)
or CNES 3072 - The Birth of Christianity [AH] (3.0 cr)
or CNES 5072 - The Birth of Christianity [AH] (3.0 cr)
· RELS 3073 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
or CNES 3073 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· RELS 3078 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3778 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
or JWST 3778 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· RELS 3079 - Muslims and Jews: Conflict and Co-existence in the Middle East and North Africa since 1700 [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3511 - Muslims and Jews: Conflict and Co-existence in the Middle East and North Africa since 1700 [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· RELS 3113 - History of Modern Israel/Palestine: Society, Culture, and Politics [GP] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3512 - History of Modern Israel/Palestine: Society, Culture, and Politics [GP] (3.0 cr)
· RELS 3201 - The Bible: Context and Interpretation [LITR] (3.0 cr)
or CNES 3201 - The Bible: Context and Interpretation [LITR] (3.0 cr)
or JWST 3201 - The Bible: Context and Interpretation [LITR] (3.0 cr)
· RELS 3202 - Prophecy in Ancient Israel (3.0 cr)
or CNES 3202 - Prophecy in Ancient Israel (3.0 cr)
· RELS 3204 - The Dead Sea Scrolls (3.0 cr)
or RELS 5204 - The Dead Sea Scrolls (3.0 cr)
or CNES 3204 - The Dead Sea Scrolls (3.0 cr)
or CNES 5204 - The Dead Sea Scrolls (3.0 cr)
or JWST 3204 - The Dead Sea Scrolls (3.0 cr)
· RELS 3205 - Women, Gender, and the Hebrew Bible [AH] (3.0 cr)
or CNES 3205 - Women, Gender, and the Hebrew Bible [AH] (3.0 cr)
or JWST 3205 - Women, Gender, and the Hebrew Bible [AH] (3.0 cr)
· RELS 3321 - American Indian Philosophies [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or AMIN 3301 - American Indian Philosophies [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· RELS 3322 - Art of Central and South America Before Columbus [AH] (3.0 cr)
or ARTH 3205 - Art of Central and South America Before Columbus [AH] (3.0 cr)
· RELS 3371 - Buddhism [GP] (3.0 cr)
or ALL 3672 - Buddhism [GP] (3.0 cr)
· RELS 3372 - Reading Asian Cultures (3.0 cr)
or ALL 3001 - Reading Asian Cultures (3.0 cr)
· RELS 3373 - Religion and Society in Imperial China (3.0 cr)
or ALL 3373 - Religion and Society in Imperial China (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3466 - Religion and Society in Imperial China (3.0 cr)
· RELS 3377 - A Thousand Years of Buddhism in China: Beliefs, Practices, and Culture (3.0 cr)
or ALL 3377 - A Thousand Years of Buddhism in China: Beliefs, Practices, and Culture (3.0 cr)
· RELS 3415W - Art of India [AH, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
or ARTH 3014W - Art of India [AH, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
or ALL 3014W - Art of India [AH, GP, WI] (4.0 cr)
· RELS 3502 - Ancient Israel: From Conquest to Exile (3.0 cr)
or CNES 3502 - Ancient Israel: From Conquest to Exile (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3502 - Ancient Israel: From Conquest to Exile (3.0 cr)
or JWST 3502 - Ancient Israel: From Conquest to Exile (3.0 cr)
· RELS 3520 - History of the Holocaust (3.0 cr)
or JWST 3520 - History of the Holocaust (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3521W {Inactive} [WI] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3727W {Inactive} [WI] (3.0 cr)
or JWST 3521W {Inactive} [WI] (3.0 cr)
· RELS 3535 - Death and the Afterlife in the Ancient World [AH] (3.0 cr)
or CNES 3535 - Death and the Afterlife in the Ancient World [AH] (3.0 cr)
· RELS 3541 - Age of St. Augustine of Hippo (3.0 cr)
or CNES 3108 - Age of St. Augustine of Hippo (3.0 cr)
· RELS 3542 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
or CNES 3109 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· RELS 3543 - Pagans, Christians, Barbarians: The World of Late Antiquity (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3617 - Pagans, Christians, Barbarians: The World of Late Antiquity (3.0 cr)
or MEST 3617 - Pagans, Christians, Barbarians: The World of Late Antiquity (3.0 cr)
· RELS 3544 - History of Christianity I: Martyrs, Monks, Crusaders (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3081 - History of Christianity I: Martyrs, Monks, Crusaders (3.0 cr)
· RELS 3611 - Eastern Orthodoxy: History and Culture (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3767 - Eastern Orthodoxy: History and Culture (3.0 cr)
· RELS 3612 - Baroque Rome: Art and Politics in the Papal Capital [HIS] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 5612 - Baroque Rome: Art and Politics in the Papal Capital (3.0 cr)
or ARTH 3335 - Baroque Rome: Art and Politics in the Papal Capital [HIS] (3.0 cr)
or ARTH 5335 - Baroque Rome: Art and Politics in the Papal Capital (3.0 cr)
· RELS 3621W - The Christian Right and Left in America: Protestant Liberals, Evangelicals, and Fundamentalists [WI] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 5621W - The Christian Right and Left in America: Protestant Liberals, Evangelicals, and Fundamentalists [WI] (3.0 cr)
· RELS 3622 - 'Sinners, Saints, and Savages': Religion in Early America (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3802 - "Sinners, Saints, and Savages": Religion in Early America (3.0 cr)
· RELS 3623 - Religion and the American Culture Wars [HIS] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3804 - Religion and the American Culture Wars [HIS] (3.0 cr)
· RELS 3624 - Atheists & Others: Religious Outsiders in the United States [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 3309 - Atheists & Others: Religious Outsiders in the United States [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· RELS 3625 - Magic and Medicine (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3285 - Magic and Medicine (3.0 cr)
· RELS 3671 - Hinduism (3.0 cr)
or RELS 5671 - Hinduism (3.0 cr)
or ALL 3671 - Hinduism (3.0 cr)
or ALL 5671 - Hinduism (3.0 cr)
· RELS 3707W - Anthropology of the Middle East [SOCS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
or ANTH 3021W - Anthropology of the Middle East [SOCS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 5707W - Anthropology of the Middle East [SOCS, GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· RELS 3708 - The Cultures of the Silk Road (3.0 cr)
or ALL 3872 - The Cultures of the Silk Road (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3504 - The Cultures of the Silk Road (3.0 cr)
· RELS 3709 - Ancient Iran (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3503 - Ancient Iran (3.0 cr)
· RELS 3711 - The Islamic World [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
or GEOG 3145 - The Islamic World [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
or GLOS 3645 - Islamic World [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· RELS 3712 - Islam: Religion and Culture (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3493 - Islam: Religion and Culture (3.0 cr)
or ALL 3871 - Islam: Religion and Culture (3.0 cr)
· RELS 3713 - Modern Iran: Nationalism, Religion, and the Struggle to Create Modern Iran (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3506 - Modern Iran: Nationalism, Religion, and the Struggle to Create Modern Iran (3.0 cr)
· RELS 3714 - Islam and the West (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3546 - Islam and the West (3.0 cr)
or GLOS 3643 - Islam and the West (3.0 cr)
· RELS 3715 - History of the Crusades [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3613 - History of the Crusades [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
or MEST 3613 - History of the Crusades [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· RELS 3716 - Gender and the Family in the Islamic World (3.0 cr)
or GLOS 3681 - Gender and the Family in the Islamic World (3.0 cr)
or GWSS 3681 - Gender and the Family in the Islamic World (3.0 cr)
or SOC 3681 - Gender and the Family in the Islamic World (3.0 cr)
· RELS 3717 - Christians, Muslims, and Jews in the Middle Ages [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3606 - Christians, Muslims, and Jews in the Middle Ages [HIS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· RELS 3718W - Christ in Islamic Thought [WI] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3494W - Christ in Islamic Thought [WI] (3.0 cr)
· RELS 3719 - Jews and Muslims in Medieval Iberia [AH] (3.0 cr)
or JWST 3603 - Jews and Muslims in Medieval Iberia [AH] (3.0 cr)
or SPAN 3603 - Jews and Muslims in Medieval Iberia [AH] (3.0 cr)
· RELS 3721 - North Africa since 1500: Islam, Colonialism, and Independence (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3513 - North Africa since 1500: Islam, Colonialism, and Independence (3.0 cr)
· RELS 3071 - Greek and Hellenistic Religions [HIS] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 5071 - Greek and Hellenistic Religions (3.0 cr)
· RELS 4049 - Religion and Culture (3.0 cr)
or ANTH 4049 - Religion and Culture (3.0 cr)
· RELS 4309 - Religion in American Public Life: Culture, Politics, and Communities [CIV] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 4309 - Religion in American Public Life: Culture, Politics, & Communities [CIV] (3.0 cr)
· RELS 5252 - Art and Archaeology of Early Christianity and the Late Roman Empire (3.0 cr)
or ARTH 5188 - Art and Archaeology of Early Christianity and the Late Roman Empire (3.0 cr)
or CNES 5188 - Art and Archaeology of Early Christianity and the Late Roman Empire (3.0 cr)
· RELS 5326 - Art of the Inka and their Ancestors (3.0 cr)
or ARTH 5802 - Art of the Inka and their Ancestors (3.0 cr)
· RELS 5513W - Scripture and Interpretation in Israelite Religion and Judaism [WI] (3.0 cr)
or CNES 5513W - Scripture and Interpretation in Israelite Religion and Judaism [WI] (3.0 cr)
or JWST 5513W - Scripture and Interpretation in Israelite Religion and Judaism [WI] (3.0 cr)
· RELS 3504 -  Apocalypticism, Cosmic Warfare & the Maccabees: Jewish Strategies of Resistance in the Hellenistic (3.0 cr)
or CNES 3504 - Apocalypticism, Cosmic Warfare & the Maccabees: Jewish Strategies of Resistance in the Hellenistic (3.0 cr)
or JWST 3504 - Apocalypticism, Cosmic Warfare & the Maccabees: Jewish Strategies of Resistance in the Hellenistic (3.0 cr)
 
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RELS 3001W - Theory and Method in Religion: Critical Approaches to the Study of Religion (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01522
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theoretical/methodological issues in academic study of religion. Theories of origin, character, and function of religion as a human phenomenon. Psychological, sociological, anthropological, and phenomenological perspectives.
RELS 3076 - The Apostle Paul: Life, Letters, and Legacy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
How/what can we know about Paul. What his message was. What he was fighting. How he was later understood by friends/foes.
JWST 3900 - Topics: Jewish Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 15.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Historical, religious, sociological, anthropological, and humanistic study of Judaism and the Jewish people. Approach, method of study vary with topic.
MEST 3610 - Topics in Medieval Studies
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 24.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fall of Rome through end of Middle Ages (ca. 300-1500 A.D.). Topics specified in Class Schedule.
CNES 3105 - Ancient Rome: The Age of Augustus
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Transition from republic to empire. Political strategies of Augustus (first emperor). "Golden age" of Latin literature. Monuments.
RELS 3970 - Supplemental Discussion in Religious Studies
Credits: 1.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Extra discussion section attached to a religious studies course/event.
RELS 3993 - Directed Studies
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 10.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Student works with faculty on a subject decided upon by both.
RELS 4952 - Final Project
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Independent research/writing under supervision of faculty sponsor. In-depth research paper/comparable project to be completed in conjunction with RELS course. prereq: Limited to RELS majors. Please see director of Undergraduate Studies for permission.
RELS 5001 - Theory and Method in the Study of Religion: Critical Approaches to the Study of Religion
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01522
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theoretical/methodological issues in academic study of religion. Theories of origin, character, and function of religion as a human phenomenon. Psychological, sociological, anthropological, and phenomenological perspectives. prereq: Sr or grad student or instr consent
RELS 5504 - Development of Israelite Religion II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Ancient Judaism from the Persian restoration (520 B.C.E.) to Roman times (2nd century C.E.). Religious, cultural, and historical developments are examined to understand Jewish life, work, and worship under a succession of foreign empires: Persian, Greek, Roman.
HIST 5614 - The Medieval Church
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduction to history of western church in Middle Ages. Emphasizes church teachings and institutional structures, beliefs/practices of lay people, medieval Christian encounter with non-Christian world. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
RELS 5721 - North Africa since 1500: Islam, Colonialism, and Independence
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02329 - Hist 3513Hist 5513 /RelS 3721/
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
History of Maghrib (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, disputed territories of Western Sahara) from time of Ottoman expansion/Sharifian dynasties (Sa'dian/'Alawid) in 16th/17th Centuries to end of 20th century. Focus on encounter of Islamic cultures/societies of Maghrib with Africa/Europe.
RELS 5993 - Directed Studies
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 24.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
TBD prereq: instr consent
RELS 8190 - Comparative Seminar in Religions in Antiquity
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Topics vary, see Class Schedule. Major cultural movement as it developed over several centuries. Draws on evidence in literature, archival records, inscriptions, documentary papyri, and archaeological remains. Artistic media such as wall painting, architectural ornament, funerary sculpture, or manuscript illumination. prereq: Grad student in relevant field
RELS 3070 - Topics in Religious Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topics specified in Class Schedule and Course Guide.
RELS 5070 - Topics in Religious Studies
Credits: 3.0 [max 18.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Topics specified in Class Schedule and Course Guide.
RELS 3072 - The Birth of Christianity (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00139 - CNES 3072/CNES 5072/RelS 3072/
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Early Jesus movement in cultural/historical setting. Origins in Judaism. Traditions about Jesus. Apostle Paul, controversies/interpreters. Authority, religious practice, structure. Emergence of canon. Contemporary methods of New Testament study. Biblical writings as history/narrative. CNES 3072/CNES 5072/RELS 3072/RELS 5072 meet together.
RELS 5072 - The Birth of Christianity (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00139 - CNES 3072/CNES 5072/RelS 3072/
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Early Jesus movement in cultural/historical setting. Origins in Judaism. Traditions about Jesus. Apostle Paul, controversies/interpreters. Authority, religious practice, structure. Emergence of canon. Contemporary methods of New Testament study. Biblical writings as history/narrative. CNES 3072/CNES 5072/RELS 3072/RELS 5072 meet together.
CNES 3072 - The Birth of Christianity (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00139 - CNES 3072/CNES 5072/RelS 3072/
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Early Jesus movement in cultural/historical setting. Origins in Judaism. Traditions about Jesus. Apostle Paul, controversies/interpreters. Authority, religious practice, structure. Emergence of canon. Contemporary methods of New Testament study. Biblical writings as history/narrative. CNES 3072/CNES 5072/RELS 3072/RELS 5072 meet together.
CNES 5072 - The Birth of Christianity (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00139 - CNES 3072/CNES 5072/RelS 3072/
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Early Jesus movement in cultural/historical setting. Origins in Judaism. Traditions about Jesus. Apostle Paul, controversies/interpreters. Authority, religious practice, structure. Emergence of canon. Contemporary methods of New Testament study. Biblical writings as history/narrative. CNES 3072/CNES 5072/RELS 3072/RELS 5072 meet together.
RELS 3079 - Muslims and Jews: Conflict and Co-existence in the Middle East and North Africa since 1700 (HIS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01712 - Hist 3511/JwSt 3511/RelS 3079
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Diversity of social/cultural interactions between Muslims and Jews and between Islam and Judaism since 1700. What enabled the two religious communities to peacefully coexist? What were causes of conflict? Why is history of Muslim-Jewish relations such a contested issue?
HIST 3511 - Muslims and Jews: Conflict and Co-existence in the Middle East and North Africa since 1700 (HIS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01712 - Hist 3511/JwSt 3511/RelS 3079
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Diversity of social/cultural interactions between Muslims and Jews and between Islam and Judaism since 1700. What enabled the two religious communities to peacefully coexist? What were causes of conflict? Why is history of Muslim-Jewish relations such a contested issue?
RELS 3113 - History of Modern Israel/Palestine: Society, Culture, and Politics (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01854 - GloS 3942/Hist 3512/RelS 3113
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
History of Zionism/Israel. Arab-Jewish conflict, tensions between religious/secular Jews. Relationships between Mizrahi, Ashkenazi, Russian, Ethiopian, Arab citizens. Israeli cultural imagery. Newsreels, political posters, television shows, films, popular music.
HIST 3512 - History of Modern Israel/Palestine: Society, Culture, and Politics (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01854
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
History of Zionism/Israel. Arab-Jewish conflict, tensions between religious/secular Jews. Relationships between Mizrahi, Ashkenazi, Russian, Ethiopian, Arab citizens. Israeli cultural imagery. Newsreels, political posters, television shows, films, popular music.
RELS 3201 - The Bible: Context and Interpretation (LITR)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01026
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to the modern academic study of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible in the historical context of literature from ancient Mesopotamia. Read Babylonian Epic of Creation, Epic of Gilgamesh, Hammurabi, Genesis, Exodus, Psalms. Stories of creation, law, epic conflict, and conquest.
CNES 3201 - The Bible: Context and Interpretation (LITR)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01026 - CNES 1201/CNES 3201/RelA 3201
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to the modern academic study of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible in the historical context of literature from ancient Mesopotamia. Read Babylonian Epic of Creation, Epic of Gilgamesh, Hammurabi, Genesis, Exodus, Psalms. Stories of creation, law, epic conflict, and conquest. prereq: Knowledge of Hebrew not required
JWST 3201 - The Bible: Context and Interpretation (LITR)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01026
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to the modern academic study of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible in the historical context of literature from ancient Mesopotamia. Read Babylonian Epic of Creation, Epic of Gilgamesh, Hammurabi, Genesis, Exodus, Psalms. Stories of creation, law, epic conflict, and conquest.
RELS 3202 - Prophecy in Ancient Israel
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01019 - CNES 3202/JwSt 3202/RelS 3202
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
Survey of Israelite prophets. Emphasizes Amos, Hosea, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Second Isaiah. Prophetic contributions to Israelite religion. Personality of prophets. Politics, prophetic reaction. Textual analysis, Biblical scholarship. Prophecy viewed cross-culturally. prereq: 1001 or CNES 1201 or CNES 3201
CNES 3202 - Prophecy in Ancient Israel
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01019
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Survey of Israelite prophets. Emphasizes Amos, Hosea, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Second Isaiah. Prophetic contributions to Israelite religion. Personality of prophets. Politics, prophetic reaction. Textual analysis, biblical scholarship. Prophecy viewed cross-culturally. prereq: 1201 or 3201 or RELS 1001
RELS 3204 - The Dead Sea Scrolls
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01734 - CNES 3204/RelS5204/JwSt 3204/
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduction to Dead Sea Scrolls and Qumran. Contents of Dead Sea Scrolls, significance for development of Bible. Background of Judaism and Christianity. Archaeological site of Qumran.
RELS 5204 - The Dead Sea Scrolls
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01734 - CNES 3204/RelS5204/JwSt 3204/
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduction to Dead Sea Scrolls and Qumran. Contents of Dead Sea Scrolls, significance for development of Bible. Background of Judaism and Christianity. Archaeological site of Qumran.
CNES 3204 - The Dead Sea Scrolls
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01734 - CNES 3204/CNES 5204/JwSt 3204/
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduction to Dead Sea Scrolls and Qumran. Contents of Dead Sea Scrolls, significance for understanding development of the Bible. Background of Judaism and Christianity. Archaeological site of Qumran.
CNES 5204 - The Dead Sea Scrolls
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01734 - CNES 3204/CNES 5204/JwSt 3204/
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduction to Dead Sea Scrolls and Qumran. Contents of Dead Sea Scrolls, significance for understanding development of the Bible. Background of Judaism and Christianity. Archaeological site of Qumran.
JWST 3204 - The Dead Sea Scrolls
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01734 - CNES 3204/CNES 5204/JwSt 3204/
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduction to Dead Sea Scrolls and Qumran. Contents of Dead Sea Scrolls, significance for understanding development of the Bible. Background of Judaism and Christianity. Archaeological site of Qumran.
RELS 3205 - Women, Gender, and the Hebrew Bible (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02157 - CNES 3205/JwSt 3205/RelS 3205
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
How men, women, gender, sexuality is portrayed in Hebrew Bible. Social/religious roles/status of women in ancient Israel. Read biblical texts from academic point of view.
CNES 3205 - Women, Gender, and the Hebrew Bible (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02157 - CNES 3205/JwSt 3205/RelS 3205
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
How men, woman, gender, sexuality is portrayed in Hebrew Bible. Social/religious roles/status of women in ancient Israel. Reading biblical texts from academic point of view.
JWST 3205 - Women, Gender, and the Hebrew Bible (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02157 - CNES 3205/JwSt 3205/RelS 3205
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
How men, women, gender, sexuality is portrayed in Hebrew Bible. Social/religious roles/status of women in ancient Israel. Read biblical texts from academic point of view.
RELS 3321 - American Indian Philosophies (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01620 - AmIn 3301/RelS 3321
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
World views of indigenous people of Americas. Topics include native medicines/healing practices, ceremonies/ritual, governance, ecology, humor, tribal histories, status of contemporary native people.
AMIN 3301 - American Indian Philosophies (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01620 - AmIn 3301/RelS 3321
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
World views of indigenous people of Americas. Topics include native medicines/healing practices, ceremonies/ritual, governance, ecology, humor, tribal histories, status of contemporary native people.
RELS 3322 - Art of Central and South America Before Columbus (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01995 - AmIn 3205Anth 3205/RelS 3322/
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Art/architecture of native peoples of Americas from twelfth century B.C. until arrival of Europeans in sixteenth century. Ways that people living in diverse areas of South America/Mesoamerica used art/architecture. Tools to investigate Pre-Columbian art at more advanced levels.
ARTH 3205 - Art of Central and South America Before Columbus (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01995 - AmIn 3205Anth 3205/ArtH 3205/
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Art/architecture of native peoples of Americas from twelfth century B.C. until arrival of Europeans in sixteenth century. Ways that people living in diverse areas of South America/Mesoamerica used art/architecture. Tools to investigate Pre-Columbian art at more advanced levels.
RELS 3371 - Buddhism (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00682
Typically offered: Summer Even Year
Historical and contemporary account of the Buddhist religion in Asia/world in terms of its rise, development, various schools, practices, philosophical concepts, and ethics. Current trends in the modern faith and the rise of "socially engaged" Buddhism.
ALL 3672 - Buddhism (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00682
Typically offered: Summer Even Year
Historical and contemporary account of the Buddhist religion in Asia/world in terms of its rise, development, various schools, practices, philosophical concepts, and ethics. Current trends in the modern faith and the rise of "socially engaged" Buddhism.
RELS 3372 - Reading Asian Cultures
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01954
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Introduction to primary Asian texts in translation. Introducing/applying methods of interpretation to particular text in sequence. Close reading, methodological rigor. Practice, application.
ALL 3001 - Reading Asian Cultures
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Introduction to primary Asian texts in translation. Emphasizes introducing/applying various methods of interpretation to a particular text in sequence. Close reading, methodological rigor. Practice, application.
RELS 3373 - Religion and Society in Imperial China
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01477
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduction to Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, and popular religion; their relation to society. Role of gender. Conceptualizing relations with the divine. Ritual and its goals. Position of monks/Daoist priests. Readings.
ALL 3373 - Religion and Society in Imperial China
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01477
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Introduction to religious traditions of imperial China (Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, "popular" religion), their relation to society. Role of gender. Conceptualizing relations with the divine. Ritual and its goals. Position of religious specialists such as monks and Daoist priests. Primary/secondary readings.
HIST 3466 - Religion and Society in Imperial China
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01477 - ALL 3373/Hist 3466
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Varieties of religious experience in imperial China. Religion as lived practices. Textual traditions. Buddhism, Daoism, Confucianism, relations among them. Western missionary enterprise in China.
RELS 3377 - A Thousand Years of Buddhism in China: Beliefs, Practices, and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01504
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Buddhism in China, 4th-15th centuries. Introduction of Buddhism to China. Relevance of Buddhist teaching to indigenous thought (e.g., Taoism, Confucianism). Major "schools": Tiantai, Huayan, Chan/Zen, etc.. Cultural activities of monks, nuns, and lay believers.
ALL 3377 - A Thousand Years of Buddhism in China: Beliefs, Practices, and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01504 - ALL 3377/RelS 3377
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Buddhism in China, 4th-15th centuries. Introduction of Buddhism to China. Relevance of Buddhist teaching to indigenous thought (e.g., Taoism, Confucianism). Major "schools": Tiantai, Huayan, Chan/Zen, etc.. Cultural activities of monks, nuns, and lay believers.
RELS 3415W - Art of India (AH, GP, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00709
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Indian sculpture, architecture, and painting, from prehistoric Indus Valley civilization to present.
ARTH 3014W - Art of India (AH, GP, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00709 - ALL 3014W/ArtH 3014W/RelS 3415
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Indian sculpture, architecture, and painting from the prehistoric Indus Valley civilization to the present day.
ALL 3014W - Art of India (AH, GP, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00709 - ALL 3014W/ArtH 3014W/RelS 3415
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Indian sculpture, architecture, and painting from the prehistoric Indus Valley civilization to the present day.
RELS 3502 - Ancient Israel: From Conquest to Exile
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00294
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Israelite history in context of what is known from Egyptian, Canaanite, Mesopotamian sources. Focuses on issues raised by archaeological data related to Israelite conquest of Canaan. prereq: Hebrew not required; 3501 recommended
CNES 3502 - Ancient Israel: From Conquest to Exile
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00294 - CNES 3502/CNES 5502/ Hist 3502
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Israelite history in context of what is known from Egyptian, Canaanite, Mesopotamian sources.Issues raised by archaeological data related to Israelite conquest of Canaan.
HIST 3502 - Ancient Israel: From Conquest to Exile
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00294 - CNES 3502/CNES 5502/ Hist 3502
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Israelite history in context of what is known from Egyptian, Canaanite, and Mesopotamian sources. Focuses on issues raised by archaeological data related to Israelite conquest of Canaan.
JWST 3502 - Ancient Israel: From Conquest to Exile
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00294
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Israelite history in context of what is known from Egyptian, Canaanite, and Mesopotamian sources. Focuses on issues raised by archaeological data related to Israelite conquest of Canaan. prereq: Knowledge of Hebrew not required, 3501 recommended
RELS 3520 - History of the Holocaust
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00352 - Hist 3727W/JwSt 3521W/RelS 352
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Study of 1933-1945 extermination of six million Jews and others by Nazi Germany on basis of race. European anti-Semitism. Implications of social Darwinism and race theory. Perpetrators, victims, onlookers, resistance. Theological responses of Jews and Christians.
JWST 3520 - History of the Holocaust
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00352 - Hist 3727W/JwSt 3521W/RelS 352
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Study of 1933-1945 extermination of six million Jews and others by Nazi Germany on basis of race. European anti-Semitism. Implications of social Darwinism and race theory. Perpetrators, victims, onlookers, resistance. Theological responses of Jews and Christians.
RELS 3535 - Death and the Afterlife in the Ancient World (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01213
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors related to death and afterlife found in cultures of ancient Mediterranean and Near East. Literature, funerary art/epitaphs. Archaeological evidence for burial practices and care of dead.
CNES 3535 - Death and the Afterlife in the Ancient World (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01213
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors related to death and the afterlife found in the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean and Near East. Literature, funerary art/epitaphs. Archaeological evidence for burial practices and care of dead.
RELS 3541 - Age of St. Augustine of Hippo
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00396 - CNES 3108/RelS 3541
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Cultural diversity (A.D. 363 to circa 500 A.D.). Replacement of Roman Empire in Western Europe by barbarian kingdoms, consolidation of Constantinople. Literature, art, thought resulting from Christianity and Augustine of Hippo. Meets with CNES 3108.
CNES 3108 - Age of St. Augustine of Hippo
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00396 - CNES 3108/RelS 3541
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Cultural diversity A.D. 363 to circa 500 A.D. Replacement of Roman Empire in Western Europe by barbarian kingdoms, consolidation of Constantinople as capital in East. Literature, art, thought resulting from new dominance of Christianity, particularly Augustine of Hippo.
RELS 3543 - Pagans, Christians, Barbarians: The World of Late Antiquity
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02304 - Hist 3617/MeSt 3617/RelS 3543
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Between classical and medieval, pagan and Christian, Roman and barbarian, the late antique world was a dynamic age. This course focuses on the Mediterranean region from the 2nd to the mid-7th century exploring such topics as the conversion of Constantine, the fall of Rome, barbarian invasions, the spread of Christianity, and the rise of Islam.
HIST 3617 - Pagans, Christians, Barbarians: The World of Late Antiquity
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02304 - Hist 3617/MeSt 3617/RelS 3543
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Between classical and medieval, pagan and Christian, Roman and barbarian, the late antique world was a dynamic age. This course will focus on the Mediterranean region from the 2nd to the mid-7th century exploring such topics as the conversion of Constantine, the fall of Rome, barbarian invasions, the spread of Christianity, and the rise of Islam.
MEST 3617 - Pagans, Christians, Barbarians: The World of Late Antiquity
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02304 - Hist 3617/MeSt 3617/RelS 3543
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Between classical and medieval, pagan and Christian, Roman and barbarian, the late antique world was a dynamic age. Course focuses on the Mediterranean region from the 2nd to the mid-7th century exploring such topics as the conversion of Constantine, the fall of Rome, barbarian invasions, the spread of Christianity, and the rise of Islam.
RELS 3544 - History of Christianity I: Martyrs, Monks, Crusaders
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02355
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
This course surveys the history of Christianity from its status as a persecuted minority religion of the Roman Empire to its dominant role in medieval Europe and Byzantium. We study Christian traditions in Asia and Africa as well as Europe with special attention to the relationship between Christianity and culture in the ancient and medieval world.
HIST 3081 - History of Christianity I: Martyrs, Monks, Crusaders
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02355
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
This course surveys the history of Christianity from its status as a persecuted minority religion of the Roman Empire to its dominant role in medieval Europe and Byzantium. We study Christian traditions in Asia and Africa as well as Europe with special attention to the relationship between Christianity and culture in the ancient and medieval world.
RELS 3611 - Eastern Orthodoxy: History and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01622
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Development of orthodox church in Byzantium, Islamic Near East, Slavic world, and diaspora. Impact of orthodoxy on political/cultural institutions. Interaction with other Christian/non-Christian communities. Orthodox spirituality/aesthetics.
HIST 3767 - Eastern Orthodoxy: History and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01622 - Hist 3767/RelS 3611
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Development of the orthodox church in Byzantium, the Islamic Near East, the Slavic world and in the diaspora; impact of orthodoxy on political and cultural institutions, interaction with other Christian and non-Christian communities; orthodox spirituality and aesthetics.
RELS 3612 - Baroque Rome: Art and Politics in the Papal Capital (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01505 - ArtH 3335/Rels 3162/Hist 3706/
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Center of baroque culture--Rome--as city of spectacle and pageantry. Urban development. Major works in painting, sculpture, and architecture. Ecclesiastical/private patrons who transformed Rome into one of the world's great capitals.
RELS 5612 - Baroque Rome: Art and Politics in the Papal Capital
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01505 - ArtH 3335/Rels 3162/Hist 3706/
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Center of baroque culture--Rome--as city of spectacle and pageantry. Urban development. Major works in painting, sculpture, and architecture. Ecclesiastical/private patrons who transformed Rome into one of the world's great capitals.
ARTH 3335 - Baroque Rome: Art and Politics in the Papal Capital (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01505 - ArtH 3335/ArtH 5335/Hist 3706/
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Center of baroque culture--Rome--as city of spectacle and pageantry. Urban development. Major works in painting, sculpture, and architecture. Ecclesiastical/private patrons who transformed Rome into one of the world's great capitals.
ARTH 5335 - Baroque Rome: Art and Politics in the Papal Capital
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01505 - ArtH 3335/ArtH 5335/Hist 3706/
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Center of baroque culture--Rome--as city of spectacle and pageantry. Urban development. Major works in painting, sculpture, and architecture. Ecclesiastical/private patrons who transformed Rome into one of the world's great capitals.
RELS 3621W - The Christian Right and Left in America: Protestant Liberals, Evangelicals, and Fundamentalists (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01628 - RelS 3621/RelS 5621
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Religious, historical, social, and scientific thought/practice across three main U.S. Protestant groups since 1820. Historical processes that brought about diverse understandings of Christianity, theologies, and worship. Theological left/right views of views of society, history, and science, that influence public debates.
RELS 5621W - The Christian Right and Left in America: Protestant Liberals, Evangelicals, and Fundamentalists (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01628 - RelS 3621W/RelS 5621W
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Religious, historical, social, and scientific thought/practice across three main U.S. Protestant groups since 1820. Historical processes that brought about diverse understandings of Christianity, theologies, and worship. Theological left/right views of views of society, history, and science that influence public debates.
RELS 3622 - 'Sinners, Saints, and Savages': Religion in Early America
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01684
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Native American, Euro-American, and African American cosmologies. Perceptions of religious differences. Notions of us/them, civility, savagery. How religious beliefs shaped responses to colonization, enslavement, and revolution. prereq: Non-fr or instr consent
HIST 3802 - "Sinners, Saints, and Savages": Religion in Early America
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01684 - Hist 3802/RelS 3622
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Native American, Euro-American, and African American cosmologies. Perceptions of religious differences. Notions us/them, civility, and savagery. How religious beliefs shaped responses to colonization, enslavement, and revolution. prereq: Non-fr or instr consent
RELS 3623 - Religion and the American Culture Wars (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01685
Typically offered: Every Fall
Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, James Madison, Thomas Paine, George Washington, and John Adams on religion, faith, and religion in politics. Deism. Enlightenment-era discussions about rational religion. Rise of evangelicalism. Separation of church/state, framers' original intent for first amendment. Religious Right.
HIST 3804 - Religion and the American Culture Wars (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01685 - Hist 3804/RelS 3623
Typically offered: Every Fall
Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, James Madison, Thomas Paine, George Washington, and John Adams on religion, faith, and religion in politics. Deism. Enlightenment-era discussions about rational religion. Rise of evangelicalism. Separation of church/state, framers' original intent for first amendment. Religious Right.
RELS 3624 - Atheists & Others: Religious Outsiders in the United States (DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02371
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
What does it mean to be an atheist in the United States today? Atheists comprise a small percentage of the American population, but one with an increasingly visible presence in popular culture, political discourse, and everyday life. How do atheists organize into groups oriented toward identity-formation, social connection, and political action? prereq: SOC 1001 recommended
SOC 3309 - Atheists & Others: Religious Outsiders in the United States (DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02371
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
What does it mean to be an atheist in the United States today? Atheists comprise a small percentage of the American population, but one with an increasingly visible presence in popular culture, political discourse, & everyday life. How do atheists organize into groups oriented toward identity-formation, social connection, and political action? prereq: 1001 recommended
RELS 3625 - Magic and Medicine
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02330 - Hist 3285/RelS 3625
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Course examines how the line between magic and medicine has changed over time. From accusations of witchcraft to proclamations of scientific breakthrough, we will examine the relationship between the supernatural and the natural from the early modern period to today. Specific topics include the practice of exorcism, the concept of the "four humors," the persecution of witches, the development of "voodoo," the effectiveness of placebos, and the professionalization of medicine. Throughout, we will ask how gender, class, and race have affected the construction of "magic" and "medicine."
HIST 3285 - Magic and Medicine
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02330
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Course examines how the line between magic and medicine has changed over time. From accusations of witchcraft to proclamations of scientific breakthrough, we will examine the relationship between the supernatural and the natural from the early modern period to today. Specific topics include the practice of exorcism, the concept of the "four humors," the persecution of witches, the development of "voodoo," the effectiveness of placebos, and the professionalization of medicine. Throughout, we will ask how gender, class, and race have affected the construction of "magic" and "medicine."
RELS 3671 - Hinduism
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01530 - ALL 3671/ALL 5671/RelS 3671/Re
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Development of Hinduism focusing on sectarian trends, modern religious practices, myths/rituals, pilgrimage patterns/ religious festivals. Interrelationship between Indian social structure/Hinduism.
RELS 5671 - Hinduism
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01530 - ALL 3671/ALL 5671/RelS 3671/Re
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Development of Hinduism focusing on sectarian trends, modern religious practices, myths/rituals, pilgrimage patterns/ religious festivals. Interrelationship between Indian social structure/Hinduism.
ALL 3671 - Hinduism
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01530 - ALL 3671/ALL 5671/RelS 3671/Re
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Development of Hinduism focusing on sectarian trends, modern religious practices, myths/rituals, pilgrimage patterns/ religious festivals. Interrelationship between Indian social structure/Hinduism.
ALL 5671 - Hinduism
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01530 - ALL 3671/ALL 5671/RelS 3671/Re
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Development of Hinduism focusing on sectarian trends, modern religious practices, myths/rituals, pilgrimage patterns/ religious festivals. Interrelationship between Indian social structure/Hinduism.
RELS 3707W - Anthropology of the Middle East (SOCS, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01502 - Anth 3021W/Anth 5021W/RelS 370
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Anthropological field methods of analyzing/interpreting Middle Eastern cultures/societies.
ANTH 3021W - Anthropology of the Middle East (SOCS, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01502
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Anthropological methods of analyzing/interpreting Middle Eastern cultures/societies.
RELS 5707W - Anthropology of the Middle East (SOCS, GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01502 - Anth 3021W/Anth 5021W/RelS 370
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Anthropological field methods of analyzing/interpreting Middle Eastern cultures/societies.
RELS 3708 - The Cultures of the Silk Road
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02081
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Past/present state of cultures that flourished in Central Asia (present-day CA republics, Iran, Afghanistan) after Alexander the Great. Decline with opening of sea routes.
ALL 3872 - The Cultures of the Silk Road
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02081
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Past/present state of cultures that flourished in Central Asia (present-day CA republics, Iran, Afghanistan) after Alexander the Great. Decline with opening of sea routes.
HIST 3504 - The Cultures of the Silk Road
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02081
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Past/present state of the cultures that flourished in Central Asia (present-day CA republics, Iran, Afghanistan) after Alexander the Great and declined with opening of sea routes.
RELS 3709 - Ancient Iran
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00947
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Development of ancient Iranian culture under Achaemenians and Sassanians. Impact of Zoroastrian religion on Iranians, on Hellenism, and on domains such as Bactria. Iran's contribution to cultures of Silk Road.
HIST 3503 - Ancient Iran
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00947
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Development of ancient Iranian culture under Achaemenians and Sassanians. Impact of Zoroastrian religion on Iranians, on Hellenism, and on domains such as Bactria. Iran's contribution to cultures of Silk Road.
RELS 3711 - The Islamic World (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00353
Typically offered: Every Fall
Foundation of Islam in Arabian Peninsula, its spread to Asia and Africa. Islamic civilization, influence on Europe. Rise of capitalism, colonization. Islamic resurgence. State-society and development. Culture/conflict in Moslem societies. Gender and Islam. Islam and the West. Case studies.
GEOG 3145 - The Islamic World (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Geog 3145/GloS 3645
Typically offered: Every Fall
Foundation of Islam in Arabian Peninsula, its spread to Asia and Africa. Islamic civilization, influence on Europe before rise of capitalism. Rise of Capitalist Europe, colonization of Islamic World Islamic resurgence and post-colonial world. State-society and development. Culture/conflict in Moslem societies. Gender and Islam. Islamic World and the West. Moslems in North America and Europe. Case studies.
GLOS 3645 - Islamic World (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Geog 3145/GloS 3645
Typically offered: Every Fall
Foundation of Islam in Arabian Peninsula, its spread to Asia and Africa. Islamic civilization, influence on Europe before rise of capitalism. Rise of Capitalist Europe, colonization of Islamic World Islamic resurgence and post-colonial World. State-society and development. Culture/conflict in Moslem societies. Gender and Islam. Islamic World and the West. Moslems in North America and Europe. Case studies.
RELS 3712 - Islam: Religion and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00546
Typically offered: Every Fall
Religion of Islam. Faith, practices, sectarian splintering, expansion outside original home to status of world religion, institutions, status in world societies. Asia, Europe, Americas.
HIST 3493 - Islam: Religion and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Arab/Hum/RelA 3036/Hist 3493
Typically offered: Every Fall
Religion of Islam, faith, practices, sectarian splintering. Expansion outside original home to status of world religion. Institutions. Status in Asia, Europe, and Americas. prereq: Soph or jr or sr
ALL 3871 - Islam: Religion and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00546
Typically offered: Every Fall
Religion of Islam, faith, practices, sectarian splintering. Expansion outside original home to status of world religion. Institutions. Status in Asia, Europe, Americas. prereq: Soph or jr or sr
RELS 3713 - Modern Iran: Nationalism, Religion, and the Struggle to Create Modern Iran
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01892
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Iranian history from the fall of the Sassanids (7th C. CE) to the present. Shi'ite Islam in a world context. Iranian dynasties. Iran's entrance into modern world politics.
HIST 3506 - Modern Iran: Nationalism, Religion, and the Struggle to Create Modern Iran
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01892 - Hist 3506/RelS 3713
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Iranian history from the fall of the Sassanids (7th C. CE) to the present. Shi'ite Islam in a world context. Iranian dynasties. Iran's entrance into modern world politics.
RELS 3714 - Islam and the West
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00779
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Cultural/intellectual trends that have defined differences between Islam and the West. Development of historical, philosophical, and intellectual mindset of both spheres. Factors in tension, anxiety, and hatred between Muslim world and Europe and the United States.
HIST 3546 - Islam and the West
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00779
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Cultural/intellectual trends that have defined fundamental differences between Islam and the West. Development of historical, philosophical, and intellectual mindset of both spheres. Factors in tension, anxiety, and hatred between Muslim world and Europe and the United States.
GLOS 3643 - Islam and the West
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: CAS/MELC 3533/GloS 3643
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Cultural/intellectual trends that have defined fundamental differences between Islam and the West. Development of historical, philosophical, and intellectual mindset of both spheres. Factors that have contributed and continue to contribute to tension, anxiety, and hatred between the Muslim world and Europe and the United States.
RELS 3715 - History of the Crusades (HIS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01629
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Crusading spirit in Europe. Results of classic medieval crusades ca 1095-1285. States established by crusaders in Near East. Internal European crusades. Chronological prolongation of crusading phenomenon.
HIST 3613 - History of the Crusades (HIS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01629
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Crusading spirit in Europe. Results of classic medieval crusades ca 1095-1285. States established by crusaders in Near East. Internal European crusades. Chronological prolongation of crusading phenomenon.
MEST 3613 - History of the Crusades (HIS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01629
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Crusading spirit in Europe. Results of classic medieval crusades ca 1095-1285. States established by crusaders in Near East. Internal European crusades. Chronological prolongation of crusading phenomenon.
RELS 3716 - Gender and the Family in the Islamic World
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01847
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Experiences of Muslim women/families from a historical/comparative perspective. Gender/family power relations in colonial representations, sexual politics, family, education/health, paid work, human rights, and Islamic feminism. prereq: At least soph
GLOS 3681 - Gender and the Family in the Islamic World
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01847
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Experiences of Muslim women/families from historical/comparative perspective. Gender/family power relations in colonial representations, sexual politics, family, education/health, paid work, human rights, and Islamic feminism. prereq: At least soph; SOC 1001 recommended
GWSS 3681 - Gender and the Family in the Islamic World
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01847
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Experiences of Muslim women/families from historical/comparative perspective. Gender/family power relations in colonial representations, sexual politics, family, education/health, paid work, human rights, Islamic feminism. prereq: At least soph
SOC 3681 - Gender and the Family in the Islamic World
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01847
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Experiences of Muslim women/families from historical/comparative perspective. Gender/family power relations in colonial representations, sexual politics, family, education/health, paid work, human rights, and Islamic feminism. prereq: At least soph; 1001 recommended
RELS 3717 - Christians, Muslims, and Jews in the Middle Ages (HIS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01964
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
Muslim/Christian expansion, jihad/crusade, anti-Jewish violence/persecution. Trade, intellectual exchange, religious dialogue.
HIST 3606 - Christians, Muslims, and Jews in the Middle Ages (HIS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01964 - Hist 3606/JwSt 3606/RelS 3717
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
Violent dimensions of these relations: Muslim/Christian expansion, jihad/crusade, anti-Jewish violence/persecution. Peaceful dimensions: trade, intellectual exchange, religious dialogue.
RELS 3718W - Christ in Islamic Thought (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02356 - Hist 3494W/RelS 3718W
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Course examines the history of the figure of Christ in Islamic thought, from the beginnings of Islam in the Qur'an and the Hadith to the recent 2013 book by Reza Aslan, Zealot. The course is based on close reading of primary sources from regions extending from Spain to Iran, and in various languages (in translation): Arabic, Greek, French, Farsi, and Italian. Course demonstrates how much the interpretation of the figure of Christ in Islamic thought belonged to specific historical contexts.
HIST 3494W - Christ in Islamic Thought (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02356
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Course examines the history of the figure of Christ in Islamic thought, from the beginnings of Islam in the Qur'an and the Hadith to the recent 2013 book by Reza Aslan, Zealot. The course is based on close reading of primary sources from regions extending from Spain to Iran, and in various languages (in translation): Arabic, Greek, French, Farsi, and Italian. Course demonstrates how much the interpretation of the figure of Christ in Islamic thought belonged to specific historical contexts. prereq: None
RELS 3719 - Jews and Muslims in Medieval Iberia (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02139
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Cultural production of Sephardic Jews/Andalusi Muslims. Andalusi poetry. Fiction of alSaraqusti, Judah alHarizi/Juan Ruiz. Treatises of Averroes/Maimonides. How cultural assimilation in medieval alAndalus complicates notions of identity, subalternity, postcoloniality. How literary, historical, philosophical, theological works of major Jewish/Muslim thinkers survived among later Spanish Christian intellectuals.
JWST 3603 - Jews and Muslims in Medieval Iberia (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02139
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Cultural production of Sephardic Jews/Andalusi Muslims. Andalusi poetry. Fiction of alSaraqusti, Judah alHarizi, uan Ruiz. Treatises of Averroes/Maimonides. How cultural assimilation in medieval alAndalus complicates notions of identity, subalternity, postcoloniality. How literary, historical, philosophical, theological works of major Jewish/Muslim thinkers survived among later Spanish Christian intellectuals.
SPAN 3603 - Jews and Muslims in Medieval Iberia (AH)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02139
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Cultural production of Sephardic Jews and Andalusi Muslims. Andalusi poetry. Fiction of al-Saraqusti, Judah al-Harizi and Juan Ruiz. Treatises of Averroes and Maimonides. How cultural assimilation in medieval al-Andalus complicates notions of identity, subalterity, and postcoloniality. How literary, historical, philosophical, and theological works of major Jewish/Muslim thinkers survived among later Spanish Christian intellectuals.
RELS 3721 - North Africa since 1500: Islam, Colonialism, and Independence
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02329 - Hist 3513Hist 5513 /RelS 3721/
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
History of Maghrib (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, disputed territories of Western Sahara) from time of Ottoman expansion/Sharifian dynasties (Sa'dian/'Alawid) in 16th/17th Centuries to end of 20th century. Focus on encounter of Islamic cultures/societies of Maghrib with Africa/Europe.
HIST 3513 - North Africa since 1500: Islam, Colonialism, and Independence
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02329 - Hist 3513/RelS 3721/RelS 5721
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
History of Maghrib (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, disputed territories of Western Sahara) from time of Ottoman expansion/Sharifian dynasties (Sa'dian/'Alawid) in 16th/17th Centuries to end of 20th century. Focus on encounter of Islamic cultures/societies of Maghrib with Africa/Europe.
RELS 3071 - Greek and Hellenistic Religions (HIS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00138
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Greek religion from the Bronze Age to Hellenistic times. Literature, art, archaeology. Homer/Olympian deities. Ritual performance, prayer, sacrifice. Temple architecture. Death/afterlife. Mystery cults. Philosophical religion. Near Eastern salvation religions. Meets with 3171.
RELS 5071 - Greek and Hellenistic Religions
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00138
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Greek religion from Bronze Age to Hellenistic times. Literature, art, archaeology. Homer/Olympian deities. Ritual performance, prayer, sacrifice. Temple architecture. Death/afterlife. Mystery cults. Philosophical religion. Near Eastern salvation religions. Meets with 3071.
RELS 4049 - Religion and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01595 - Anth 4049/RelS 4049
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Religious beliefs and world views cross-culturally. Religious dimensions of human life through theories of origins, functions, and forms (e.g. myth, ritual, symbolism) of religion in society. prereq: ANTH 1003 or ANTH 1005 or instr consent
ANTH 4049 - Religion and Culture
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01595
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Religious beliefs and world views cross-culturally. Religious dimensions of human life through theories of origins, functions, and forms (e.g. myth, ritual, symbolism) of religion in society. prereq: 1003 or 1005 or instr consent
RELS 4309 - Religion in American Public Life: Culture, Politics, and Communities (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01524 - RelS 4309/Soc 4309
Typically offered: Every Spring
How diversity/vitality of American religion shape public life. How religious groups engage in political action, foster understandings of democracy/styles of civic participation. Volunteering/service activities. Race, poverty, family, sexuality. prereq: Soc majors/minors must register A-F
SOC 4309 - Religion in American Public Life: Culture, Politics, & Communities (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01524 - RelS 4309/Soc 4309/Soc 4309H
Typically offered: Every Spring
How diversity/vitality of American religion shape public life. How religious groups engage in political action, foster understandings of democracy/styles of civic participation. Volunteering/service activities. Race, poverty, the family, sexuality. prereq: Soc majors/minors must register A-F
RELS 5252 - Art and Archaeology of Early Christianity and the Late Roman Empire
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02152
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Emergence of Christian visual culture in Rome. Age of Tetrarchs/Constantine. Age of Justinian. Development of liturgical environments such as Jewish synagogue/Christian church. Melding of imperial/Christian art, architecture, ritual. Constantinople, from its founding through sixth century. Church architecture. Early icon/manuscript painting.
ARTH 5188 - Art and Archaeology of Early Christianity and the Late Roman Empire
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02152
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Emergence of Christian visual culture in Rome. Age of Tetrarchs and Constantine the Great. Age of Justinian. Development of liturgical environments such as Jewish synagogue and Christian church. Melding of imperial and Christian art, architecture, and ritual. Constantinople, from its founding through sixth century. Church architecture. Early icon/manuscript painting.
CNES 5188 - Art and Archaeology of Early Christianity and the Late Roman Empire
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02152
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Emergence of Christian visual culture in Rome. Age of Tetrarchs and Constantine the Great. Age of Justinian. Development of liturgical environments such as Jewish synagogue and Christian church. Melding of imperial and Christian art, architecture, and ritual. Constantinople, from its founding through sixth century. Church architecture. Early icon/manuscript painting.
RELS 5326 - Art of the Inka and their Ancestors
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02039 - AmIn 5802/ArtH 5802/RELS 5326
Typically offered: Every Spring
Art/architecture of people of Andes from first appearance in archaeological record until Spanish invasion in 16th century. Problems, theoretical/methodological approaches. Analysis of scholarly writing, focusing on evidence. prereq: Jr. or Sr. or grad student
ARTH 5802 - Art of the Inka and their Ancestors
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02039 - AmIn 5802/ArtH 5802/RELS 5326
Typically offered: Every Spring
Art/architecture of people of Andes, from first appearance in archaeological record until Spanish invasion in 16th century. Problems, theoretical/methodological approaches. Analysis of scholarly writing, focusing on evidence.
RELS 5513W - Scripture and Interpretation in Israelite Religion and Judaism (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02067
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Idea of divine revelation. Impact on religion/literature. How history of Bible's creation, transmission, interpretation helps us think critically about role of idea of revelation in history of religious traditions. prereq: At least one upper level course (3xxx or higher) in academic biblical or religious studies
CNES 5513W - Scripture and Interpretation in Israelite Religion and Judaism (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02067
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Idea of divine revelation. Impact upon religion/literature. How history of Bible's creation, transmission, interpretation helps us think critically about role of revelation in history of religious traditions. prereq: At least one upper level course (3xxx or higher) in academic biblical or religious studies
JWST 5513W - Scripture and Interpretation in Israelite Religion and Judaism (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02067
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Idea of divine revelation. Impact on religion/literature. How history of Bible's creation, transmission, interpretation help us think critically about role of revelation in religious traditions. prereq: At least one upper level course (3xxx or higher) in academic biblical or religious studies
RELS 3504 - Apocalypticism, Cosmic Warfare & the Maccabees: Jewish Strategies of Resistance in the Hellenistic
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02305 - CNES 3504/JwSt 3504/RelS 3504
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Examination of Jewish literature that was written during the Hellenistic and early Roman periods (c. 538 B.C.E. - 100 C.E.). The main focus will be on reading primary literature mostly translated from Greek but also from Hebrew (such as from the Dead Sea Scrolls). The course also will provide a survey of the sociological and historical contexts of Jewish life in this period (especially in Egypt and Judea/Galilee), and it will address how Jewish identity was formulated in antiquity. This course is essential for anyone interested in the history of Judaism and/or Christianity.
CNES 3504 - Apocalypticism, Cosmic Warfare & the Maccabees: Jewish Strategies of Resistance in the Hellenistic
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02305 - CNES 3504/JwSt 3504/RelS 3504
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Examination of Jewish literature that was written during the Hellenistic and early Roman periods (c. 538 B.C.E. - 100 C.E.). The main focus will be on reading primary literature mostly translated from Greek but also from Hebrew (such as from the Dead Sea Scrolls). The course also will provide a survey of the sociological and historical contexts of Jewish life in this period (especially in Egypt and Judea/Galilee), and it will address how Jewish identity was formulated in antiquity. This course is essential for anyone interested in the history of Judaism and/or Christianity.
JWST 3504 - Apocalypticism, Cosmic Warfare & the Maccabees: Jewish Strategies of Resistance in the Hellenistic
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02305 - CNES 3504/JwSt 3504/RelS 3504
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Examination of Jewish literature that was written during the Hellenistic and early Roman periods (c. 538 B.C.E. - 100 C.E.). The main focus will be on reading primary literature mostly translated from Greek but also from Hebrew (such as from the Dead Sea Scrolls). The course also will provide a survey of the sociological and historical contexts of Jewish life in this period (especially in Egypt and Judea/Galilee), and it will address how Jewish identity was formulated in antiquity. This course is essential for anyone interested in the history of Judaism and/or Christianity