RELI 1001. Introduction to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: JUDSM/CHRSTNTY/ISLM.
Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and background religions, such as those of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome.
Non-traditional format: This course is also offered through University System of Georgia Independent and Distance Learning (IDL).
Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.

RELI 1002. Introduction to the Religions of India, China, and Japan. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: INDIA/CHINA/JAPAN.
The religions of India, China, and Japan, such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, and Shinto.
Non-traditional format: This course is also offered through University System of Georgia Independent and Distance Learning (IDL).
Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.

RELI 1003. Introduction to Religious Thought. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: INTRO REL THOUGHT.
Religion including various theological perspectives and the philosophy of religion.
Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.

RELI 1006. Religions of the World. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: RELIGIONS OF WORLD.
Not open to students with credit in RELI 1001 or RELI 1002 or RELI 1003 or RELI 2001H, RELI 2002H, RELI 2003H.
Survey of the religions of the world, including religions originating in the Near East, India, China, Japan, Africa, and Native America.

RELI(NAMS) 1100. Introduction to Native American Studies. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: INTRO NATIVE AMERIC.
A broad overview of Native American cultures and history. Focus will be on tribes in North America.
Offered fall semester every year.

RELI 2001H. Introduction to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (Honors). 3 hours.
Oasis Title: JDSM/CHRSTNTY/ISLMH.
Not open to students with credit in RELI 1001.
Prerequisite: Permission of Honors.
Judaism, Christianity, Islam and background religions, such as those of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome.
Offered every year.

RELI 2002H. Introduction to the Religions of India, China, and Japan (Honors). 3 hours.
Oasis Title: INDIA/CHINA/JAPAN-H.
Not open to students with credit in RELI 1002.
Prerequisite: Permission of Honors.
The religions of India, China, and Japan, such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, and Shinto.
Offered every year.

RELI 2003H. Introduction to Religious Thought (Honors). 3 hours.
Oasis Title: INTR REL THGHT.
Not open to students with credit in RELI 1003.
Prerequisite: Permission of Honors.
Religion including various theological perspectives and the philosophy of religion.
Offered every year.

RELI(NAMS) 2004. Introduction to Religion in Native American Cultures. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: NATIVE AMERICAN REL.
Not open to students with credit in RELI 2004H or RELI(NAMS) 2004H.
Native religious traditions of selected cultures of North America, with special attention to cultures of the Southeast, Great Plains, and Southwest.
Offered every even-numbered year.

RELI(NAMS) 2004H. Introduction to Religion in Native American Cultures (Honors). 3 hours.
Oasis Title: NATIVE AMERICAN REL.
Not open to students with credit in RELI 2004.
Prerequisite: Permission of Honors.
Elements of religion in selected cultures of North America, with emphasis on issues of cross-cultural understanding.

RELI(AFAM) 2005. African American Religions: An Introduction. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: INTRO AFRCN AM REL.
Major and selected contemporary religious groups and movements among African Americans.
Offered every year.

RELI 2012H. Asian American Religions (Honors). 3 hours.
Oasis Title: ASIAN AMERICAN RELI.
Not open to students with credit in RELI 2012.
Prerequisite: Permission of Honors.
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.

RELI 2012. Asian American Religions. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: ASIAN AMERICAN RELI.
Not open to students with credit in RELI 2012H.
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.

RELI(AFAM) 3000. The Bible in the Third World. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: BIBLE THIRD WORLD.
Prerequisite: RELI 1001 or RELI 1002 or permission of department.
Interpretations of the Bible in Africa, Asia, Central and South America and the influence upon minority communities in the United States.
Offered every even-numbered year.

RELI 3030. Religion and the Media. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: RELIGION & MEDIA.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department.
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.
Offered every odd-numbered year.

RELI(HIST) 3150. Religion in the United States. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: RELIGION IN US.
Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of department.
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.
Not offered on a regular basis.

RELI 3300. Introduction to East Asian Religions. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: INTRO E ASIAN REL.
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department.
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.
Offered every even-numbered year.

RELI 4001/6001. Old Testament/Hebrew Bible Literature. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: OT/HEB BIBLE LIT.
Undergraduate prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department.
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.
Offered every even-numbered year.

RELI 4002/6002. Prophetic Literature of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: PROPHETIC LIT OT/HB.
Undergraduate prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department.
The origin and development of the phenomenon of prophecy as it existed throughout the history of ancient Israel.
Offered every even-numbered year.

RELI 4003/6003. Ancient Israelite Religion. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: ANC ISRAELITE REL.
Undergraduate prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department.
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.
Offered every odd-numbered year.

RELI 4005/6005. Topics in Hebrew Bible. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Oasis Title: TOPICS HEBREW BIBLE.
Undergraduate prerequisite: Third-year or fourth-year student standing or permission of department.
Undergraduate prerequisite or corequisite: RELI 4001/6001 or permission of department.
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.

RELI 4040/6040. Apocalyptic Literature. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: APOCALYPTIC LIT.
Undergraduate prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department.
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.
Offered every even-numbered year.

RELI 4070/6070. Judaism. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: JUDAISM.
Undergraduate prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department.
The interaction of Jewish history and Western civilization, with emphasis upon the development of Jewish religion in the biblical, rabbinic, and modern periods.
Offered every even-numbered year.

RELI 4071/6071. The Holocaust. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: HOLOCAUST.
Undergraduate prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department.
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.
Offered every even-numbered year.

RELI 4071H. The Holocaust (Honors). 3 hours.
Oasis Title: HOLOCAUST HONORS.
Not open to students with credit in RELI 4071/6071.
Prerequisite: Permission of Honors.
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.

RELI 4072/6072. American Judaism. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: AMERICAN JUDAISM.
Undergraduate prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department.
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.
Offered every odd-numbered year.

RELI 4073/6073. Law and Religion in Israel. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: LAW & RELI ISRAEL.
Undergraduate prerequisite: Third-year or fourth-year student standing or permission of department.
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.

RELI 4080/6080. New Testament Literature. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: NEW TESTAMENT LIT.
Undergraduate prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department.
The nature, content, and problems of New Testament literature, with particular attention given to its canonization and textual transmission.
Offered every even-numbered year.

RELI 4081/6081. Jesus. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: JESUS.
Undergraduate prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department.
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.
Offered every odd-numbered year.

RELI 4082/6082. Life and Letters of Paul. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: LIFE-LETTERS PAUL.
Undergraduate prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department.
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.
Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.

RELI 4083/6083. The New Testament World. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: NEW TESTAMENT WORLD.
Undergraduate prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department.
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.
Offered every odd-numbered year.

RELI 4084/6084. Gospels. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: GOSPELS.
Undergraduate prerequisite: Third- or fourth-year standing or permission of department.
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.
Offered fall semester every even-numbered year.

RELI 4101/6101. History of Christian Theology (Ancient-Medieval). 3 hours.
Oasis Title: CHRST THEO ANCT/MED.
Undergraduate prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department.
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.
Offered every even-numbered year.

RELI 4102/6102. History of Christian Theology (Modern-Contemporary). 3 hours.
Oasis Title: CHRSTN THEO/MOD-CON.
Undergraduate prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department.
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.
Offered every even-numbered year.

RELI 4105/6105. Women in Christian History. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: WOMEN CHRISTN HIST.
Undergraduate prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department.
The relationship between women and Christianity, particularly concerning matters involving gender equality in church and society.
Offered every odd-numbered year.

RELI 4106/6106. Women in Early Christian Literature. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: WOMEN IN EARLY CHRI.
Undergraduate prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department.
An exploration of biblical and other literature in the first five hundred years of Christianity focused on examining women's participation and leadership.

RELI 4107/6107. American Religious History. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: AMERICAN REL HIST.
Undergraduate prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department.
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.
Offered every odd-numbered year.

RELI(AFAM) 4201/6201. African American Religious History. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: AFRCN AM REL HIST.
Undergraduate prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department.
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.
Offered every odd-numbered year.

RELI(AFAM) 4202/6202. Southern Religious History. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: SOUTHERN REL HIST.
Undergraduate prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department.
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.
Offered every even-numbered year.

RELI(AFAM) 4203/6203. The Bible in the Black Church. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: BIBLE BLACK CHURCH.
Undergraduate prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department.
Biblical interpretation in black America from 1865 to the present.
Offered every even-numbered year.

(RELI)HIST 4214/6214. Introduction to the Religions of the Caribbean. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: HIS CARIBBEAN RELIG.
Undergraduate prerequisite: 2000-level HIST course.
An examination of the history of selected Caribbean religions from the European conquest to the twentieth century. Haitian Vodou, Cuban Santerķa, Jamaican Rastafarianism, and Spiritism will receive special attention. An exploration of the cultural processes (creolization, syncretism, etc.) that brought these traditions into existence and account for their social and political impact.

RELI 4300/6300. Islam and Its World. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: ISLAM AND ITS WORLD.
Undergraduate prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department.
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.
Offered every even-numbered year.

RELI 4301/6301. Islamic Thought in the Caliphal Age. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: ISLAMIC THOUGHT.
Undergraduate prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department.
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.
Offered every even-numbered year.

RELI 4302/6302. Islam and the Modern World. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: ISLAM/MODERN WORLD.
Undergraduate prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department.
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.
Offered every odd-numbered year.

RELI 4303/6303. The Sufi Way. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: THE SUFI WAY.
Undergraduate prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department.
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.
Offered every odd-numbered year.

RELI 4304/6304. The Koran, Sacred Text of Islam. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: KORAN.
Undergraduate prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of department.
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.

RELI 4305/6305. Mohammad, Life and Teachings from Earliest Sources. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: MOHAMMAD.
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.

RELI(CMLT) 4307/6307. Comparative Islamic Literature. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: COMP ISLAMIC LIT.
Undergraduate prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department.
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.

RELI 4310. Islam and Islamic Culture in Morocco. 4 hours.
Oasis Title: ISLAM IN MOROCCO.
Prerequisite: Third-year student standing or permission of department.
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.
Non-traditional 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.

RELI 4400/6400. The History of Religions. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: HISTORY OF RELIGION.
Undergraduate prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department.
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.
Offered every even-numbered year.

RELI 4401/6401. The Buddhist Tradition. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: BUDDHIST TRADITION.
Undergraduate prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department.
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.
Offered every odd-numbered year.

RELI 4402/6402. Confucianism and Chinese Tradition. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: CONFUCIANISM.
Undergraduate prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department.
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.
Offered every odd-numbered year.

RELI 4403/6403. The Taoist Tradition. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: TAOIST TRADITION.
Undergraduate prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department.
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.
Offered every even-numbered year.

RELI 4404/6404. Japanese Religion. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: JAPANESE RELIGION.
Undergraduate prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department.
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.
Offered every odd-numbered year.

RELI 4405/6405. Buddhist Ritual Practices. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: BUDDHIST RITUAL.
Undergraduate prerequisite: Third- or fourth-year student standing or permission of department.
The variety of ritual practices employed by Buddhists around the world. An examination of both ritual studies generally and Buddhist rituals in specific.

RELI 4406/6406. The Hindu Tradition. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: HINDU TRAD.
Undergraduate prerequisite: Third-year standing or permission of department.
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.

RELI(PHIL) 4500/6500. Philosophy of Religion. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: PHY OF RELIGION.
Undergraduate prerequisite: RELI 1003 or PHIL 1000 or PHIL 2200 or PHIL 2400.
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.
Not offered on a regular basis.

RELI 4510/6510. Indian Religions. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: INDIAN RELIGIONS.
Undergraduate prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department.
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.
Offered every odd-numbered year.

RELI 4520/6520. Constructive Theology. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: CONSTRUCTIVE THEO.
Undergraduate prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department.
The aims, methods, and content of theology as related to the theistic religions of humanity.
Offered every odd-numbered year.

RELI 4530/6530. Theology and Culture. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: THEOLOGY/CULTURE.
Undergraduate prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department.
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.
Offered every odd-numbered year.

RELI 4600/6600. Religion and Literature. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: RELIGION AND LIT.
Undergraduate prerequisite: Third-year standing or permission of department.
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.
Offered fall semester every year.

RELI 4615/6615. Sanskrit for Religious Studies I. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: SANSKRIT REL ST I.
Not open to students with credit in LING(CLAS) 4610/6610.
Undergraduate prerequisite: Third-year standing or permission of department.
Graduate prerequisite: Permission of department.
The study of classical Sanskrit through an emphasis on reading texts. As such, it is an examination of both the religious language and literature of India.

RELI 4616/6616. Sanskrit for Religious Studies II. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: SANSKRIT REL ST II.
Not open to students with credit in LING(CLAS) 4620/6620.
Undergraduate prerequisite or corequisite: (Third-year standing or permission of department) and RELI 4615/6615.
Graduate prerequisite or corequisite: Permission of department and RELI 4615/6615.
A continuation of Sanskrit for Religious Studies I. It further examines the elements of classical Sanskrit through an emphasis on reading texts and continues treatment of both the religious language and literature of India.

RELI(ANTH) 4640/6640. Anthropology of Religion. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: ANT OF RELIGION.
Undergraduate prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department.
Anthropological approaches to the world's major religions as they relate to complex societies.
Not offered on a regular basis.

RELI(ANTH)(NAMS) 4701/6701. Methods in the Study of Native American Culture. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: STDY METHD NTV AMCN.
Not open to students with credit in RELI 4700/6700.
Undergraduate prerequisite: Third-year standing or permission of department.
Undergraduate prerequisite or corequisite: RELI 2004.
Examination of the various methods used to study Native American cultures and religious traditions, including history, anthropology, literature, and history of religions.

RELI(NAMS) 4705/6705. Topics in Native American Studies. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Oasis Title: TOPICS IN NAMS.
Undergraduate prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department.
Special topics in Native American Studies.

RELI(NAMS) 4710/6710. Directed Reading and Study in Native American Studies. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 12 hours credit.
Oasis Title: DIR STUDY NAMS.
Undergraduate prerequisite: Third year- or fourth year-student standing or permission of department.
Individual reading and study in Native American Studies under the direction of a project director.
Non-traditional format: Directed study. Will support new certificate in Native American Studies.
Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.

RELI 4800. Reading and Research in Religion. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit. 9 hours lab per week.
Oasis Title: READ AND RSCH REL.
Prerequisite: Permission of department.
Directed study in reading and research in religion.
Non-traditional format: Directed study.
Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.

RELI 4900. Topics and Problems. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit. 9 hours lab per week.
Oasis Title: TOPICS AND PROBLEMS.
Prerequisite: Permission of department.
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.
Non-traditional format: Directed study.
Not offered on a regular basis.

RELI 4910/6910. Topics in Asian Religions. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit. 9 hours lab per week.
Oasis Title: TOPICS ASIAN REL.
Undergraduate prerequisite: Third- or fourth-year student standing or permission of department.
Selected topics in the study of one or more of the religions of Asia.
Not offered on a regular basis.

RELI 4960H. Directed Reading and/or Projects (Honors). 3 hours. 9 hours lab per week.
Oasis Title: DIRECTED READ/PRJCT.
Prerequisite: Permission of Honors.
Individual study, reading, or projects under the direction of a project director.
Non-traditional format: Directed study.
Not offered on a regular basis.

RELI 4970H. Directed Reading and/or Projects (Honors). 3 hours. 9 hours lab per week.
Oasis Title: DIRECTED READ/PRJCT.
Prerequisite: Permission of Honors.
Individual study, reading or projects under the direction of a project director.
Non-traditional format: Directed study.
Not offered on a regular basis.

RELI 4980H. Directed Reading and/or Projects (Honors). 3 hours. 9 hours lab per week.
Oasis Title: DIRECTED READ/PRJCT.
Prerequisite: Permission of Honors.
Individual study, reading, or projects under the direction of a project director.
Non-traditional format: Directed study.
Not offered on a regular basis.

RELI 4990H. Honors Thesis. 3 hours. 9 hours lab per week.
Oasis Title: HONORS THESIS.
Prerequisite: Permission of Honors.
Individual research in the field of his/her major or in a closely related field.
Non-traditional format: Directed study.
Not offered on a regular basis.

RELI 7000. Master's Research. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 15 hours credit.
Oasis Title: MASTER'S RESEARCH.
Prerequisite: Permission of department.
Research while enrolled for a master's degree under the direction of faculty members.
Non-traditional format: Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.

RELI 7005. Graduate Student Seminar. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Oasis Title: GRAD STUDENT SEM.
Advanced supervised experience in an applied setting. This course may not be used to satisfy a student's approved program of study.
Non-traditional format: Seminar.
Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.

RELI 7300. Master's Thesis. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 15 hours credit.
Oasis Title: MASTER'S THESIS.
Prerequisite: Permission of department.
Thesis writing under the direction of the major professor.
Non-traditional format: Independent research and thesis preparation.
Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.

RELI 7770. Theories and Methods in Religious Study and Pedagogy. 3 hours.
Oasis Title: REL STDY & PEDAGOGY.
Not open to students with credit in RELI 6000.
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.
Offered fall semester every year.

RELI 7771. Teaching Religious Studies. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Oasis Title: TCHNG RELI STUDIES.
Prerequisite: RELI 7770.
Materials, techniques, and objectives for teaching introductory undergraduate courses in religious studies. Particular attention given to presenting lectures, leading discussions, constructing examinations, incorporating instructional technology, and dealing with issues of classroom management.
Offered spring semester every year.

RELI 8450. Seminar in Problems and Topics in Biblical Research. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit. 1 hour lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Oasis Title: SEM BIBL RSCH.
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.
Not offered on a regular basis.

RELI 8460. Seminar in Problems and Topics in Judaism. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit. 1 hour lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Oasis Title: SEMINAR IN JUDIASM.
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.
Offered every odd-numbered year.

RELI 8480. Seminar in Problems and Topics in Islamic Research. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit. 1 hour lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Oasis Title: SEM IN ISLAMIC RSCH.
Major issues in Islamic studies, Qur'anic exegesis, Islamic law, philosophy, history, literature, hadith, sectarianism, and Sufism.
Offered every even-numbered year.

RELI 8490. Seminar in Problems and Topics in Asian Religions. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit. 1 hour lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Oasis Title: SEM IN ASIAN REL.
Issues in one or more religions of South or East Asia, focusing on textual, historical, and/or interpretive problems.
Not offered on a regular basis.

RELI 8500. Seminar in the History of Christian Thought. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit. 1 hour lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Oasis Title: SEM HIS CHRIST THGT.
Prerequisite: RELI 4102/6102 or permission of department.
The life, thought, and religious activities of a selected major or innovative Christian leader and his/her impact on the development of Christianity.
Not offered on a regular basis.

RELI 8510. Seminar in Problems and Topics in Theology. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit. 1 hour lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Oasis Title: SEMINAR IN THEOLOGY.
Prerequisite: Permission of department.
Traditional and contemporary problems and topics in theology. Substantive and methodological issues will be addressed.
Offered every even-numbered year.

RELI 8520. Seminar in Christian Theologians. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit. 1 hour lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Oasis Title: CHRISTIAN THEOLGNS.
Prerequisite: Permission of department.
The works of Christian theologians both past and present. Substantive and methodological issues will be addressed.
Offered every odd-numbered year.

(RELI)PHIL 8630. Seminar in Philosophy of Religion. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Oasis Title: SEM PHIL OF REL.
Prerequisite: Permission of department.
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.
Offered every even-numbered year.

RELI 8700. Seminar in Problems and Topics in Religion Research. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 12 hours credit.
Oasis Title: SEM RELIGION RSCH.
Prerequisite: Permission of department.
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.
Offered fall, spring, and summer semesters every year.