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Course ID:RELI 1001. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Course
Description:
Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and background religions, such as those of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome.
Athena Title:Judaism Christianity Islam
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in RELI 1001E
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 1001E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
Course
Description:
Comparative overview of the world’s three great monotheistic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
Athena Title:Judaism Christianity Islam
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in RELI 1001
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 1002. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to the Religions of India, China, and Japan
Course
Description:
The religions of India, China, and Japan, such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, and Shinto.
Athena Title:INDIA/CHINA/JAPAN
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 1003. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Religious Thought
Course
Description:
Religion including various theological perspectives and the philosophy of religion.
Athena Title:Introduction Religious Thought
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in RELI 1003E
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 1003E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Religious Thought
Course
Description:
Religion, including various theological perspectives and the philosophy of religion.
Athena Title:Introduction Religious Thought
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in RELI 1003
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 1006. 3 hours.
Course Title:Religions of the World
Course
Description:
Survey of the religions of the world, including religions originating in the Near East, India, China, Japan, Africa, and Native America.
Athena Title:RELIGIONS OF WORLD
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in RELI 1001 or RELI 1002 or RELI 1003 or RELI 2001H, RELI 2002H, RELI 2003H
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 1008. 3 hours.
Course Title:Reading the New Testament
Course
Description:
Introductory course in which students read entire New Testament or representative selections. Mainly provides opportunity to interact closely with a primary text which has strongly influenced and shaped world history, culture, literature, and politics; will also explore some critical perspectives in New Testament studies.
Athena Title:NEW TESTAMENT
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI(NAMS) 1100. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Native American Studies
Course
Description:
A broad overview of Native American cultures and history. Focus will be on tribes in North America.
Athena Title:INTRO NATIVE AMERIC
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI(AFST) 1200. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Study of African Religion
Course
Description:
Introduction to meaning, origin, and characteristics of African religion, focusing on the approaches and challenges in studying African religion.
Athena Title:INTRO AFRCN RELI
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:AFST(RELI) 1201. 3 hours.
Course Title:Nature and Structure of African Religions
Course
Description:
Study of terminologies and basic beliefs of African religions, dwelling on African concepts of Supreme Being, divinities, spirits, ancestors, and magic and medicine.
Athena Title:NATUR & STRUC AFREL
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in RELI(AFST) 1200
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 2001H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (Honors)
Course
Description:
Judaism, Christianity, Islam and background religions, such as those of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome.
Athena Title:Judaism Christianity Islam H
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in RELI 1001
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 2002H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to the Religions of India, China, and Japan (Honors)
Course
Description:
The religions of India, China, and Japan, such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, and Shinto.
Athena Title:INDIA/CHINA/JAPAN-H
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in RELI 1002
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 2003H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Religious Thought (Honors)
Course
Description:
Religion including various theological perspectives and the philosophy of religion.
Athena Title:INTR REL THGHT
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in RELI 1003
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI(NAMS) 2004. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Religion in Native American Cultures
Course
Description:
Native religious traditions of selected cultures of North America, with special attention to cultures of the Southeast, Great Plains, and Southwest.
Athena Title:NATIVE AMERICAN REL
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in RELI 2004H or RELI(NAMS) 2004H
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI(NAMS) 2004H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Religion in Native American Cultures (Honors)
Course
Description:
Elements of religion in selected cultures of North America, with emphasis on issues of cross-cultural understanding.
Athena Title:NATIVE AMERICAN REL
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in RELI 2004
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI(AFAM) 2005. 3 hours.
Course Title:African American Religions: An Introduction
Course
Description:
Major and selected contemporary religious groups and movements among African Americans.
Athena Title:INTRO AFRCN AM REL
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 2008. 3 hours.
Course Title:Mark and Method
Course
Description:
An introduction to the Gospel of Mark and to select methods used in the academic study of the Gospels.
Athena Title:Mark and Method
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 2012. 3 hours.
Course Title:Asian American Religions
Course
Description:
Religious issues faced by Asian Americans through two major themes: Asian American efforts to preserve Asian religious traditions and conversion to other religions. The course examines the variety of Asian religions, issues and history of Asian American immigration, and challenges confronting specific Asian American communities.
Athena Title:ASIAN AMERICAN RELI
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in RELI 2012H
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 2012H. 3 hours.
Course Title:Asian American Religions (Honors)
Course
Description:
Religious issues faced by Asian Americans through two major themes: efforts to preserve Asian religious traditions and conversion to other religions. The course examines the variety of Asian Religions, issues and history of Asian immigration, and the challenges confronting specific Asian American communities.
Athena Title:ASIAN AMERICAN RELI
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in RELI 2012
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:AFST(ANTH)(CMLT)(GEOG)(SOCI)(RELI) 2100. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Africa
Course
Description:
The history, physical environment (landforms, vegetation, and climate), and sociocultural environment (artistic, political, and social development) of Africa.
Athena Title:Introduction to Africa
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in AFST 2100E
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI(AFAM) 3000. 3 hours.
Course Title:The Bible in the Third World
Course
Description:
Interpretations of the Bible in Africa, Asia, Central and South America and the influence upon minority communities in the United States.
Athena Title:BIBLE THIRD WORLD
Prerequisite:RELI 1001 or RELI 1002 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 3010. 1 hour.
Course Title:Family Dynamics in Morocco
Course
Description:
Living with and understanding a Moroccan family, its nurturing of its members, its roles, interrelationships, economic resources, stressors, family customs, the impact of Islam, the emotions of the family and the student participant observer, and comparison with American family life.
Athena Title:FAMILY DYN MOROCCO
Nontraditional Format:Field-based course for Maymester term with the major portion of learning occuring while living with Moroccan families, supplemented by lectures and group discussions.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 3030. 3 hours.
Course Title:Religion and the Media
Course
Description:
Religion in the mass media. Topics may include the coverage of religious issues or events by the news media and the presentation of religious themes or concepts in the entertainment media.
Athena Title:RELIGION & MEDIA
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI(HIST) 3150. 3 hours.
Course Title:Religion in the United States
Course
Description:
The significant developments in American religious history and thought from Puritanism to the present with attention to the social and cultural contexts in which various religious movements arose.
Athena Title:RELIGION IN US
Prerequisite:Junior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI(AFST) 3202. 3 hours.
Course Title:African Concept of God and Humanity
Course
Description:
African concepts of God in names, attributes, status, monotheism, human origin, function of soul, human destiny, rites of passage, and predestination.
Athena Title:AFR CNCPT GOD & HUM
Prerequisite:RELI(AFST) 1200 or AFST(RELI) 1201
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:AFST(RELI) 3203. 3 hours.
Course Title:African Mythology
Course
Description:
Examination and analysis of African myths, legends, fables, etc. The significance and functionalism of these and comparison to those in other world religions.
Athena Title:AFRICAN MYTHOLOGY
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in RELI(AFST) 3202
Prerequisite:RELI(AFST) 1200 or AFST(RELI) 1201
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 3300. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to East Asian Religions
Course
Description:
The history, beliefs, and practices of major traditions of China and Japan, particularly Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism. Special attention will be paid to the evolution of diverse forms within each tradition, and to the interactions of the different traditions.
Athena Title:INTRO E ASIAN REL
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI(ANTH)(NAMS) 3901. 3 hours.
Course Title:Methods in the Study of Native American Culture
Course
Description:
Examination of the various methods used to study Native American cultures and religious traditions, including history, anthropology, literature, and history of religions.
Athena Title:Study of Native Amer Culture
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4001/6001. 3 hours.
Course Title:Old Testament/Hebrew Bible Literature
Course
Description:
The nature, content, and problems of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, with attention given to historical data, literary forms, and ancient Near Eastern cultural backgrounds.
Athena Title:Old Testament/Hebrew Bible Lit
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4002/6002. 3 hours.
Course Title:Prophetic Literature of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
Course
Description:
The origin and development of the phenomenon of prophecy as it existed throughout the history of ancient Israel.
Athena Title:PROPHETIC LIT OT/HB
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4003/6003. 3 hours.
Course Title:Ancient Israelite Religion
Course
Description:
Origins of the religion of ancient Israel, its emergence from and continuities with ancient West Semitic religion and culture. Historical and comparative methods, emphasizing current knowledge of Near Eastern history and religions contemporary with ancient Israel.
Athena Title:ANC ISRAELITE REL
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4004/6004. 3 hours.
Course Title:Old Testament/Hebrew Bible: The Writings
Course
Description:
Course covers the biblical books that are not covered in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible Literature (the narrative books) and Prophetic Literature of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible (the prophets). Included are poetry (Psalms), wisdom (Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes), and the Five Scrolls (Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, and Esther).
Athena Title:Old Test/Hebrew Bible Writings
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4005/6005. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Topics in Hebrew Bible
Course
Description:
Study of a particular book, theme, or period in the Hebrew Bible (Tanak, Old Testament), focusing on both the Bible in its context in the ancient Near East and its influence in later literature and history. Study of the Biblical text through archaeological, theological, literary, and historical perspectives.
Athena Title:TOPICS HEBREW BIBLE
Prerequisite:Third-year or fourth-year student standing or permission of department
Pre or Corequisite:RELI 4001/6001 or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4040/6040. 3 hours.
Course Title:Apocalyptic Literature
Course
Description:
Apocalyptic literature from its origins in the sixth and fifth centuries BCE down to its flourishing in Hellenistic and Roman times. Texts to be studied include Isaiah 24-27, 40-66, Zechariah 9-14, Joel, Malachi, Daniel, I Enoch, IV Ezra, Baruch, Qumran material, Mark 13 and the Book of Revelation. Questions bearing on contemporary theological significance will also be discussed.
Athena Title:APOCALYPTIC LIT
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4070/6070. 3 hours.
Course Title:Judaism
Course
Description:
The interaction of Jewish history and Western civilization, with emphasis upon the development of Jewish religion in the biblical, rabbinic, and modern periods.
Athena Title:JUDAISM
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4071/6071. 3 hours.
Course Title:The Holocaust
Course
Description:
The background and legacy of the destruction of European Jewry from 1933 to 1945. Topics include: the historical context, Holocaust art, literature, and film, the reactions of rescuers and bystanders, and theological issues raised by the Holocaust.
Athena Title:HOLOCAUST
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4071H. 3 hours.
Course Title:The Holocaust (Honors)
Course
Description:
The background and legacy of the destruction of European Jewry from 1933 to 1945. Topics include: the historical context; Holocaust art, literature, and film; the reactions of rescuers and bystanders; and theological issues raised by the Holocaust.
Athena Title:HOLOCAUST HONORS
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in RELI 4071/6071
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4072/6072. 3 hours.
Course Title:American Judaism
Course
Description:
An examination of what it means, and has meant, to be a Jew in the United States, with emphasis upon the historical experience and religious expressions of American Jews.
Athena Title:AMERICAN JUDAISM
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4073/6073. 3 hours.
Course Title:Law and Religion in Israel
Course
Description:
This course treats issues in which law and religion meet, overlap, and conflict within Israel. Topics include medical issues (end-of-life, abortion, surrogacy), religious control disputes, the restriction of non-Orthodox movements, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Readings include primary sources; texts of actual legal cases.
Athena Title:LAW & RELI ISRAEL
Prerequisite:Third-year or fourth-year student standing or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4074/6074. 3 hours.
Course Title:Law and Society in Israel and the Ancient Near East
Course
Description:
Examines biblical law in its background in legislative traditions starting in the 3rd millennium BCE. Also examines how law codes relate to one another, changing social realities and administration. Also, how legal history reflects religion and social theory in antiquity.
Athena Title:LAW & SOCIETY
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4075/6075. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:The Jewish Experience
Course
Description:
Examines Judaism and Jews with reference to internal and external relationships in particular historical and contemporary contexts. Topics may include religion, theology, community, interfaith relations, literature, social location, and even internal Jewish heterodoxy from the birth of Judaism to the present.
Athena Title:The Jewish Experience
Prerequisite:RELI 1001 or RELI 1003 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4080/6080. 3 hours.
Course Title:New Testament Literature
Course
Description:
The nature, content, and problems of New Testament literature, with particular attention given to its canonization and textual transmission.
Athena Title:NEW TESTAMENT LIT
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4081/6081. 3 hours.
Course Title:Jesus
Course
Description:
Although primarily a study of what Jesus taught, attention is given to the literary and environmental background of his teaching, the historical life of the teacher, and the contemporary validity of what he taught.
Athena Title:JESUS
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4082/6082. 3 hours.
Course Title:Life and Letters of Paul
Course
Description:
An historical-exegetical study of the life and letters of Paul, the relation between Acts and the Pauline epistles, early non-Pauline Gentile Christianity, Pauline theology, and its lasting impression on Christianity.
Athena Title:LIFE-LETTERS PAUL
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4083/6083. 3 hours.
Course Title:The New Testament World
Course
Description:
The political, social and religious influences on the New Testament writings. Special attention is given to intertestamental Judaism and Hellenistic and Roman religion as background to New Testament Christianity.
Athena Title:NEW TESTAMENT WORLD
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4084/6084. 3 hours.
Course Title:Gospels
Course
Description:
A study of the four New Testament gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John). An examination of the genre of these writings, their historical contexts, theories about their formation, their primary themes, methods used for interpreting them, and signficant scholarly interpretations of these books.
Athena Title:GOSPELS
Prerequisite:Third- or fourth-year standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4085/6085. 3 hours.
Course Title:The Gospel According to John
Course
Description:
Examines some critical issues and key themes associated with the Gospel of John, includes an extensive examination of the full text of the gospel with reference to several commentaries, and devotes some attention to the epistles of John.
Athena Title:GOSPEL OF JOHN
Prerequisite:Third- or fourth-year student standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4088/6088. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Topics in New Testament Studies and Early Christianity
Course
Description:
Study of a particular book, theme, period, or method in the field of New Testament Studies/Early Christianity.
Athena Title:NT STUDIES SEMINAR
Undergraduate Prerequisite:RELI 4080/6080 or RELI 4081/6081 or RELI 4082/6082 or RELI 4083/6083 or RELI 4084/6084 or RELI 4085/6085 or RELI(GREK) 4089/6089
Graduate Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI(GREK) 4089/6089. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Biblical Greek
Course
Description:
Students will read through selections from the Greek New Testament or Septuagint in Greek. While attention will be given to issues of interpretation, the course will focus on Greek translation, grammar, and syntax.
Athena Title:BIBLICAL GREEK
Undergraduate Prerequisite:(GREK 1001 and 1002) or (GREK 2050 and 2060)
Graduate Prerequisite:(GREK 1001 and 1002) or (GREK 2050 and 2060) or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4090/6090. 3 hours.
Course Title:Trinity: The Christian Doctrine of God
Course
Description:
The doctrine of the Trinity is one of the most unique and fundamental aspects of Christian theology. This course provides a survey of trinitarian discourse from its ancient roots and medieval developments through its 20th-century revival and contemporary formulations and practical implications.
Athena Title:Trinity
Prerequisite:Junior or Senior Standing or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4100/6100. 3 hours.
Course Title:Reformation Theology
Course
Description:
A survey of the leading theologians of the Protestant and Catholic Reformations of the sixteenth century.
Athena Title:Reformation Theology
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4101/6101. 3 hours.
Course Title:History of Christian Theology (Ancient-Medieval)
Course
Description:
The development of Christian thought from the first through the fourteenth century as expressed in the writings and practices of the Christian community and its leading thinkers.
Athena Title:CHRST THEO ANCT/MED
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4102/6102. 3 hours.
Course Title:History of Christian Theology (Modern-Contemporary)
Course
Description:
The development of Christian thought from the fifteenth century to the present as expressed in the writings and practices of the Christian community and its leading thinkers.
Athena Title:CHRSTN THEO/MOD-CON
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4103/6103. 3 hours.
Course Title:Perspectives in Catholic Theology
Course
Description:
An examination of major themes in Roman Catholic theology, with emphases on the United States and how Catholic theology differs from Protestant theology.
Athena Title:Perspectives in Catholic Theol
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4104/6104. 3 hours.
Course Title:Sex and Marriage in Christian Theology
Course
Description:
An exploration of the theology of sex and marriage in Christianity from the patristic period to the contemporary church.
Athena Title:Sex Marriage Christian Theol
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4105/6105. 3 hours.
Course Title:Women in Christian History
Course
Description:
The relationship between women and Christianity, particularly concerning matters involving gender equality in church and society.
Athena Title:WOMEN CHRISTN HIST
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4106/6106. 3 hours.
Course Title:Women in Early Christian Literature
Course
Description:
An exploration of biblical and other literature in the first five hundred years of Christianity focused on examining women's participation and leadership.
Athena Title:WOMEN IN EARLY CHRI
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4107/6107. 3 hours.
Course Title:American Religious History
Course
Description:
Major and innovative religious organizations, ideas, movements, and personalities as they express themselves in particular religious settings as well as the manner in which they have influenced other aspects of American culture.
Athena Title:AMERICAN REL HIST
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4108/6108. 3 hours.
Course Title:Christian Feminist Theology
Course
Description:
An introduction to some of the major issues in Christian feminist theology, including both critical and constructive feminist approaches to the doctrine of God, Christology, and theological anthropology.
Athena Title:Christian Feminist Theology
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4109/6109. 3 hours.
Course Title:Christian Anthropology: Past, Present, Future
Course
Description:
Examination of the meaning of being "human" in the past, present, and future. Emphasizing contemporary scientific, philosophical, and theological sources, the course is framed around the question of how Christian thinkers today understand Homo sapiens as a species that has evolved to bear the image of their creator God.
Athena Title:Christian Anthropology
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI(ANTH) 4110/6110. 3 hours.
Course Title:Anthropology and American Religion
Course
Description:
An examination of American religious beliefs, practices, and organizations from an anthropological perspective.
Athena Title:ANTH & AMRCN RELIGN
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4120/6120. 3 hours.
Course Title:Figures in American Catholicism
Course
Description:
A biographical survey of significant Catholic figures in the Americas whose faith, thought, and actions continue to shape our cultural landscape in the realms of cinema and television, politics, economics, morality, and religion. A multi-media approach showcases figures from Martin Sheen to Flannery O'Connor to Pope Francis.
Athena Title:Figures American Catholicism
Prerequisite:Third year standing or fourth year standing or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI(AFAM) 4201/6201. 3 hours.
Course Title:African American Religious History
Course
Description:
The religious traditions of African Americans from Colonial times to the present; major religious movements, personalities, and ideas and their relationship to various aspects of American culture.
Athena Title:AFRCN AM REL HIST
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI(AFAM) 4202/6202. 3 hours.
Course Title:Southern Religious History
Course
Description:
The origins, growth, and current practices of religion in the American South. The interaction between religion and other aspects of Southern culture, such as racial and gender concerns, education, Darwinian science, temperance, and politics.
Athena Title:SOUTHERN REL HIST
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI(AFAM) 4203/6203. 3 hours.
Course Title:The Bible in the Black Church
Course
Description:
Biblical interpretation in black America from 1865 to the present.
Athena Title:BIBLE BLACK CHURCH
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4204/6204. 3 hours.
Course Title:Martin Luther King, Jr. and Religion
Course
Description:
Examines the relationship between the Civil Rights Movement and religion through the words and activities of Martin Luther King, Jr. during the 1950s and 1960s and poses questions regarding the continuing impact of religion on the quest for racial freedom and vice versa.
Athena Title:MARTIN L KING & REL
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4300/6300. 3 hours.
Course Title:Islam and Its World
Course
Description:
Islam as a religious and sociocultural phenomenon. The fundamental principles of the Islamic faith, Qu'ran, the Sunna of Muhammad, Islamic sectarianism, Islamic law, theology, and mysticism, and themes in Islamic art. The course will also survey Islam in its various forms throughout the world.
Athena Title:ISLAM AND ITS WORLD
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4301/6301. 3 hours.
Course Title:Islamic Thought in the Caliphal Age
Course
Description:
Islamic scholarship from the eighth through the fourteenth centuries. Principal topics covered will include the Qur'an and Qur'anic exegesis, the Hadith tradition, Islamic law, theology, philosophy, and Sufi mysticism.
Athena Title:ISLAMIC THOUGHT
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4302/6302. 3 hours.
Course Title:Islam and the Modern World
Course
Description:
Islamic modernism and revivalism as a response to Western cultural penetration since the eighteenth century. Subjects covered will include Sufi reformism, Wahhabism, the Salafiyya movement, Islamic "Fundamentalism," the Iranian Revolution, women's rights, and Western perceptions of Islam.
Athena Title:ISLAM/MODERN WORLD
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4303/6303. 3 hours.
Course Title:The Sufi Way
Course
Description:
Islamic mysticism, both as a set of metaphysical doctrines and as it is expressed in religious practices. Particular attention will be given to the doctrinal development of Sufism, its literature, major figures, and the process of consciousness transformation.
Athena Title:THE SUFI WAY
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4304/6304. 3 hours.
Course Title:The Koran, Sacred Text of Islam
Course
Description:
Historical, thematic study of the Islamic sacred text, the Koran, including textual history, its compilation, and the stages that led to its printed form. There will also be an introduction to basic technical terms of the Koranic sciences, Koranic hermeneutics, and Arabic script and phonology.
Athena Title:KORAN
Prerequisite:Junior standing or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4305/6305. 3 hours.
Course Title:Mohammad, Life and Teachings from Earliest Sources
Course
Description:
Historical, thematic, detailed study of the life of Mohammad, the prophet of Islam, from earliest sources. An examination of biographical (sirah) material, the Transmitted Traditions (hadith), and debates about the Traditions. The introduction to Arabic script and phonology will permit students to read a few of Mohammad's short sayings.
Athena Title:MOHAMMAD
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI(CMLT) 4307/6307. 3 hours.
Course Title:Comparative Islamic Literature
Course
Description:
The major genres of Islamic literature and its principle concepts, covering Qur'anic, hadith, legal and political literature, philosophy, theology, historiography, hagiography, and poetry, emphasizing the Medieval period and mystical prose and poetry primarily in Arabic, Persian, and Turkish. The works will be in English translation. A writing intensive course.
Athena Title:COMP ISLAMIC LIT
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4310/6310. 4 hours.
Course Title:Islam and Islamic Culture in Morocco
Course
Description:
An examination of Islam and Islamic culture in Morocco. The course covers basic Islamic beliefs and practices and the most significant aspects of Islamic culture in Morocco, such as music, art, and architecture.
Athena Title:ISLAM IN MOROCCO
Nontraditional Format:This is a maymester summer abroad program and will thus entail, with the course work, extensive travel throughout Morocco and homestays with Moroccan families. The educational experience of this course will be of an on-going "immersion" type.
Prerequisite:Third-year student standing or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4400/6400. 3 hours.
Course Title:The History of Religions
Course
Description:
The nature of early primitive religions and the main outlines of the chief living religions of the world. The method will be both historical and analytical.
Athena Title:HISTORY OF RELIGION
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4401/6401. 3 hours.
Course Title:The Buddhist Tradition
Course
Description:
Buddhism from its origin in the life and teachings of the Buddha through the period of philosophical ferment in India, and its thought and institutions in the East and the West up to the present.
Athena Title:BUDDHIST TRADITION
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4402/6402. 3 hours.
Course Title:Confucianism and Chinese Tradition
Course
Description:
Confucianism and its place in traditional Chinese religion, thought, and culture. Emphasis on the teachings of foundational thinkers such as Confucius, Mencius, and Hsun-tzu.
Athena Title:CONFUCIANISM
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4403/6403. 3 hours.
Course Title:The Taoist Tradition
Course
Description:
Taoism and its place in traditional Chinese religion, thought, and culture. Emphasis on the classical texts, Lao-tzu and Chuang-tzu; the evolution of the later Taoist religion; and the many varieties of Taoist spirituality.
Athena Title:TAOIST TRADITION
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4404/6404. 3 hours.
Course Title:Japanese Religion
Course
Description:
Religion in Japan from earliest times to the present, with emphasis upon Shinto, the domestication of Buddhism, and the relationship of religion to the Japanese state and "national identity." Particular attention given to the development of Zen in Japan.
Athena Title:JAPANESE RELIGION
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4405/6405. 3 hours.
Course Title:Buddhist Ritual Practices
Course
Description:
The variety of ritual practices employed by Buddhists around the world. An examination of both ritual studies generally and Buddhist rituals in specific.
Athena Title:BUDDHIST RITUAL
Prerequisite:Third- or fourth-year student standing or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4406/6406. 3 hours.
Course Title:The Hindu Tradition
Course
Description:
An in-depth study of Hinduism. The philosophy, ritual, iconography, literature, architecture, and social theory of Hinduism, a form of religion and culture that have dramatically shaped the history of South Asia and beyond.
Athena Title:HINDU TRAD
Prerequisite:Third-year standing or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4410/6410. 3 hours.
Course Title:The Life, Work, and Teachings of Mohandas K. Gandhi
Course
Description:
Focus is on Gandhi's life, work, and teachings examining his historical context; central religious and ethical ideas; campaigns toward nonviolent social transformation and Indian independence; his roles as religious thinker, social reformer, and political strategist; the cross-cultural reach of his work and the continued relevance of his legacy.
Athena Title:MK GANDHI
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI(PHIL) 4500/6500. 3 hours.
Course Title:Philosophy of Religion
Course
Description:
The meaning, nature, and validity of religious discourse, beliefs, and practices, involving theories concerning the existence and nature of God and humanity's relation to God.
Athena Title:PHY OF RELIGION
Prerequisite:RELI 1003 or PHIL 1000 or PHIL 2200 or PHIL 2400
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4510/6510. 3 hours.
Course Title:Indian Religions
Course
Description:
The basic contours of thought and practice of selected Indian religions, including the Vedas, Upanishads, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sufism, Sikhism, and the epic and poetic traditions.
Athena Title:INDIAN RELIGIONS
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4520/6520. 3 hours.
Course Title:Constructive Theology
Course
Description:
The aims, methods, and content of theology as related to the theistic religions of humanity.
Athena Title:CONSTRUCTIVE THEO
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4530/6530. 3 hours.
Course Title:Theology and Culture
Course
Description:
The relation of theology to philosophy, science, technology, and the arts, with special attention to the theological attempts to deal with the impact of science and technology upon culture and civilization.
Athena Title:THEOLOGY/CULTURE
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4600/6600. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Religion and Literature
Course
Description:
An examination of religious themes in literature, focusing on religion generally, not a particular religion. The Enlightenment challenge to religion and literature's dealings with that challenge; identity in modern and postmodern fiction and world, community and modernity; and orthodox and unorthodox religious understandings in modern fiction.
Athena Title:RELIGION AND LIT
Undergraduate Prerequisite:Third-year standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4602/6602. 3 hours.
Course Title:Readings in Popular Theology
Course
Description:
A survey of popular Christian readings highlighting contemporary Christian theological debates and their relationships to historical Christian doctrine.
Athena Title:Readings in Popular Theology
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4610/6610. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:The Languages of Ancient Science and Religion
Course
Description:
Explore various topics linking the languages of science and religion in the ancient world. For example, the relationships among Babylonian astrology and omenology, and Biblical and Greek thought, in the 8th-6th centuries BCE (the "Axial Age"), focusing on cosmology. Socially contextualized, this is a source of monotheism and philosophy.
Athena Title:RELIGION & SCIENCE
Graduate Prerequisite:Permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:AFST(RELI)(LACS) 4620/6620. 3 hours.
Course Title:African Religion in Diaspora
Course
Description:
Diasporic movement, sustainability, modifications, syncretic tendencies of African Derived Religions in the Americas, especially Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, and North America.
Athena Title:AFRCN RELI DIASPORA
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI(ANTH) 4640/6640. 3 hours.
Course Title:Anthropology of Religion
Course
Description:
Anthropological approaches to the world's major religions as they relate to complex societies.
Athena Title:ANT OF RELIGION
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI(NAMS) 4705/6705. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Topics in Native American Studies
Course
Description:
Special topics in Native American Studies.
Athena Title:TOPICS IN NAMS
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI(NAMS) 4710/6710. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 12 hours credit.
Course Title:Directed Reading and Study in Native American Studies
Course
Description:
Individual reading and study in Native American Studies under the direction of a project director.
Athena Title:DIR STUDY NAMS
Nontraditional Format:Directed study. Will support new certificate in Native American Studies.
Prerequisite:Third year- or fourth year-student standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4800. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit. 9 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Reading and Research in Religion
Course
Description:
Directed study in reading and research in religion.
Athena Title:READ AND RSCH REL
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4900. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit. 9 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Topics and Problems
Course
Description:
Topics and problems in religion with emphasis upon extensive reading in primary sources and individual and/or group research projects. Selection of topics will vary with instructor and interest of students.
Athena Title:TOPICS AND PROBLEMS
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4901/6901. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Topics in the Study of Judaism
Course
Description:
Topics and problems concerning Judaism, with emphasis upon extensive reading in primary sources and individual and/or group research projects. Selection of topics will vary with instructor and interest of students.
Athena Title:Topics in Judaism
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4902/6902. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Topics in the Study of Christianity
Course
Description:
Topics and problems concerning Christianity, with emphasis upon extensive reading in primary sources and individual and/or group research projects. Selection of topics will vary with instructor and interest of students.
Athena Title:Topics in Christianity
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4905/6905. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Topics in the Study of the Religions of the Americas
Course
Description:
Topics and problems concerning religions of the Americas with emphasis upon extensive reading in primary sources and individual and/or group research projects. Selection of topics will vary with instructor and interest of students.
Athena Title:Study of Religions of Americas
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4907/6907. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Topics in the Study of Indigenous Religions and Other Studies
Course
Description:
Topics and problems concerning indigenous religions and/or other religious studies with emphasis upon extensive reading in primary sources and individual and/or group research projects. Selection of topics will vary with instructor and interest of students.
Athena Title:Topics Indigenous Religions
Prerequisite:Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4910/6910. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit. 9 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Topics and Problems in Religions of India, China, and Japan
Course
Description:
Topics and problems concerning religions of India, China, and Japan, with emphasis upon extensive reading in primary sources and individual and/or group research projects. Selection of topics will vary with instructor and interest of students.
Athena Title:Religions of India China Japan
Prerequisite:Third- or fourth-year student standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4960H. 3 hours. 9 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Directed Reading and/or Projects (Honors)
Course
Description:
Individual study, reading, or projects under the direction of a project director.
Athena Title:DIRECTED READ/PRJCT
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4970H. 3 hours. 9 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Directed Reading and/or Projects (Honors)
Course
Description:
Individual study, reading or projects under the direction of a project director.
Athena Title:DIRECTED READ/PRJCT
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4980H. 3 hours. 9 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Directed Reading and/or Projects (Honors)
Course
Description:
Individual study, reading, or projects under the direction of a project director.
Athena Title:DIRECTED READ/PRJCT
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 4990H. 3 hours. 9 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Honors Thesis
Course
Description:
Individual research in the field of his/her major or in a closely related field.
Athena Title:HONORS THESIS
Nontraditional Format:Directed study.
Prerequisite:Permission of Honors
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 7000. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 15 hours credit.
Course Title:Master's Research
Course
Description:
Research while enrolled for a master's degree under the direction of faculty members.
Athena Title:MASTER'S RESEARCH
Nontraditional Format:Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:RELI 7005. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Course Title:Graduate Student Seminar
Course
Description:
Advanced supervised experience in an applied setting. This course may not be used to satisfy a student's approved program of study.
Athena Title:GRAD STUDENT SEM
Nontraditional Format:Seminar.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:RELI 7300. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 15 hours credit.
Course Title:Master's Thesis
Course
Description:
Thesis writing under the direction of the major professor.
Athena Title:MASTER'S THESIS
Nontraditional Format:Independent research and thesis preparation.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:RELI 7770. 3 hours.
Course Title:Theories and Methods in Religious Study and Pedagogy
Course
Description:
Theories, methodologies, and issues involved in the academic study, research, and teaching of religion. This course is required of all entering graduate students in religion and open to students in other departments.
Athena Title:REL STDY & PEDAGOGY
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in RELI 6000
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 8100. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Religion and Globalization
Course
Description:
Examines religion and globalization covering an introduction to the history of and the discourse on globalization and contemporary theorists and issues emerging in religion from globalization. Readings such as Giorgio Agamben, Oserhammel and Petersson, and Eboo Patel.
Athena Title:REL GLOBALIZATION
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 8200. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Religion in the Americas
Course
Description:
An examination of religion and culture in North, Central, Caribbean, and South America, focusing on the following six themes: religion and colonization; religion and cultural contact and interactions; religion and conflict; religion and popular culture; religion, science, and technology; and religion and ecology.
Athena Title:Religion in the Americas
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 8210. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Traditional and Contemporary Topics African Traditional Religion
Course
Description:
Examination of fundamental beliefs and practices of African traditional religion in traditional and contemporary settings depicting transitional dynamics, religious significance, and relevance in global religious traditions.
Athena Title:Seminar African Trad Contemp
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 8220. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Interactions of Religious Traditions in Africa
Course
Description:
A study of religious traditions in Africa with focus on advents, contacts, common grounds in religious beliefs, practices, and teachings. Referencing African Traditional Religion, Christianity, and Islam, this course examines themes such as faith, worship, concepts of creation, sin, salvation, and dynamics of interactions, including syncretism and religious dialogue.
Athena Title:Seminar African Religious Trad
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 8230. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in African Derived Religions
Course
Description:
An in-depth survey and examination of the identification, origins, formations, and developments of African Derived Religions outside the African Continent. It focuses on the religious and social emancipation and identity issues fostered by the religions in their different locations, particularly in contemporary religious, social, and legal dynamics.
Athena Title:Seminar African Derived Reli
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 8450. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit. 1 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Seminar in Problems and Topics in Biblical Research
Course
Description:
Major issues in Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) and/or New Testament research. Pentateuchal criticism, prophecy, apocalyptic movements, wisdom literature, the history of Religion of Ancient Israel, the text of the New Testament, the canon of the New Testament, Synoptic Gospels, Jesus, and Paul. Some topics will require a reading knowledge of Greek and/or Hebrew.
Athena Title:SEM BIBL RSCH
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 8460. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit. 1 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Seminar in Problems and Topics in Judaism
Course
Description:
A major field or issue in Judaic studies such as Rabbinic literature, Jewish Mysticism, or Post-Holocaust Theology, or a particular Jewish thinker or school of thought. Some topics will require a reading knowledge of Hebrew.
Athena Title:SEMINAR IN JUDIASM
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 8480. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit. 1 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Seminar in Problems and Topics in Islamic Research
Course
Description:
Major issues in Islamic studies, Qur'anic exegesis, Islamic law, philosophy, history, literature, hadith, sectarianism, and Sufism.
Athena Title:SEM IN ISLAMIC RSCH
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 8490. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit. 1 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Seminar in Problems and Topics in Asian Religions
Course
Description:
Issues in one or more religions of South or East Asia, focusing on textual, historical, and/or interpretive problems.
Athena Title:SEM IN ASIAN REL
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 8500. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit. 1 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Seminar in the History of Christian Thought
Course
Description:
The life, thought, and religious activities of a selected major or innovative Christian leader and his/her impact on the development of Christianity.
Athena Title:SEM HIS CHRIST THGT
Prerequisite:RELI 4102/6102 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 8510. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit. 1 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Seminar in Problems and Topics in Theology
Course
Description:
Traditional and contemporary problems and topics in theology. Substantive and methodological issues will be addressed.
Athena Title:SEMINAR IN THEOLOGY
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 8520. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit. 1 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Seminar in Christian Theologians
Course
Description:
The works of Christian theologians both past and present. Substantive and methodological issues will be addressed.
Athena Title:CHRISTIAN THEOLGNS
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 8610. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 12 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar Topics in Religion, Theory, and the Arts
Course
Description:
Major issues in arts, literature, and religion with concentration on cultural and theoretical literature. The course may involve a topic or concentrate on one or several key theorists in the study of religion and the arts.
Athena Title:THEORY AND ARTS
Corequisite:RELI 7770
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PHIL(RELI) 8630. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Philosophy of Religion
Course
Description:
Major topics in the philosophy of religion, such as the nature and existence of God, the problem of evil, and the character of religious discourse.
Athena Title:SEM PHIL OF REL
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 8700. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 12 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Problems and Topics in Religion Research
Course
Description:
Major issues in religion research. Topics will vary according to the area of discussion. Such areas will include biblical studies, religious history and philosophy, rabbinics, Islamics, Buddhism, canonical criticism.
Athena Title:SEM RELIGION RSCH
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:RELI 9000. 1-12 hours. Repeatable for maximum 30 hours credit.
Course Title:Doctoral Research
Course
Description:
Research while enrolled for a doctoral degree under the direction of faculty members.
Athena Title:Doctoral Research
Nontraditional Format:Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:RELI 9005. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Course Title:Doctoral Graduate Student Seminar
Course
Description:
Advanced supervised experience in an applied setting. This course may not be used to satisfy a student's approved program of study.
Athena Title:Doctoral Graduate Student Sem
Nontraditional Format:Advanced supervised experience in an applied setting. This course may not be used to satisfy a student's approved program of study.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:RELI 9300. 1-12 hours. Repeatable for maximum 30 hours credit.
Course Title:Doctoral Dissertation
Course
Description:
Dissertation writing under the direction of the major professor.
Athena Title:Doctoral Dissertation
Nontraditional Format:Independent research and preparation of the doctoral dissertation.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
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