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Fall 2017
RELIGIOUS STUDIES

RELI 150B1 – Religion and Popular Culture
  • Tier 1 Individuals & Societies
  • Honors Contract
  • This course provides an introduction to the study of Religion and Popular Culture in modern societies. We will study what constitutes "religion" and how definitions of religion change over time. We will examine the ways popular culture becomes "religious" and how religious institutions reflect popular taste and opinion.

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Konden Smith
    Date Oct 12 - Dec 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 91 / 100
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Oct 12 - Dec 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 91 / 100

    RELI 160A1 – Gods, Goddesses, and Demons: Divinity in South Asia
  • Gen Ed Diversity Emphasis
  • Tier 1 Traditions and Cultures
  • Honors Contract
  • This course is an introduction to multiple concepts of the divine in South Asia. We will explore the different ways that the religious traditions of South Asia understand supernatural beings and forces. In order to do this we will read portions of primary texts in translation, examine iconography, and watch rituals as they unfold. In addition to learning about the South Asia traditions, we will put those conceptions of the divine in conversation with those rooted in a European context, forcing you to learn to think critically about the ways people from different cultures view the world around them.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Ctr for ESL, Rm 103
    Time 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    Instructor Eric Steinschneider
    Date Aug 21 - Dec 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 219 / 230
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Ctr for ESL, Rm 103
    • Time: 9:30 AM
    • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 219 / 230

    RELI 160D1 – Christianity and Art
  • Tier 1 Traditions and Cultures
  • The architecture, manuscript illumination, painting and other visual arts of Christianity explored within the contexts of contemporary history.

    Section 001
    Days MoWeFr
    Location Education, Rm 353
    Time 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
    Instructor Grant Adamson
    Date Aug 21 - Dec 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 72 / 90
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: Education, Rm 353
    • Time: 1:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 72 / 90

    RELI 160D2 – Judaism, Christianity, Islam: Abrahamic Religions
  • Tier 1 Traditions and Cultures
  • A study of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, including both ancient and modern developments in their cultural contexts.

    Section 001
    Days MoWeFr
    Location M Pacheco ILC, Rm 119
    Time 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
    Instructor Grant Adamson
    Date Aug 21 - Dec 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 44 / 60
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: M Pacheco ILC, Rm 119
    • Time: 12:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 44 / 60

    RELI 160D4 – Introduction to World Religions
  • Gen Ed Diversity Emphasis
  • Tier 1 Traditions and Cultures
  • Honors Contract
  • This course explores the diversity of religions and religious experiences across the globe. Religions to be examined include, but are not limited to, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, as well as indigenous traditions.

    Section 002
    Days MoWeFr
    Location J P Schaefer CCP, Rm 108
    Time 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
    Instructor Eric Steinschneider
    Date Aug 21 - Dec 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 122 / 150
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: J P Schaefer CCP, Rm 108
    • Time: 9:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 122 / 150
    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Konden Smith
    Date Aug 21 - Dec 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 122 / 150
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 122 / 150
    Section 201
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Konden Smith
    Date Aug 21 - Oct 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 41 / 45
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 21 - Oct 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 41 / 45

    RELI 210 – Religion in the American Experience
  • Gen Ed Diversity Emphasis
  • Tier 2 Humanities
  • Examines American religious ideas, practices, and forms of community from the colonial period to the present. Themes include the interrelation of religion with politics, immigration, gender, and racial and ethnic diversity in the United States.

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Konden Smith
    Date Aug 21 - Dec 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 65 / 150
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 65 / 150

    RELI 211 – Life After Death in World Religions and Philosophies
  • Tier 2 Humanities
  • Honors Contract
  • An examination of the afterlife in major world religions, intimations of life beyond death in contemporary human experience, and key scientific, theological, and philosophical challenges to both.

    Section 001
    Days MoWeFr
    Location M Pacheco ILC, Rm 130
    Time 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
    Instructor Alison Jameson
    Date Aug 21 - Dec 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 91 / 150
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: M Pacheco ILC, Rm 130
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 91 / 150

    RELI 220B – Literature of the Bible
  • Cross Listed
  • Tier 2 Humanities
  • New Testament: The Gospels, the Epistles of Paul, and Revelation.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Psychology, Rm 206
    Time 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    Instructor Thomas Willard
    Date Aug 21 - Dec 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 38 / 40
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Psychology, Rm 206
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 38 / 40

    RELI 222 – Introduction to Zen Buddhism
  • Cross Listed
  • This course is designed to introduce students to the history,teachings,and practice of Zen Buddhism in China,Japan, Korea and the United States. The course will discuss Zen from a variety of perspectives but will center around the question of the meaning of history. Zen is a tradition of Buddhism that claims to have inherited and to pass on, in an unbroken historical transmission from patriarch to patriarch, the living experience of the Buddha's enlightenment. The course will discuss how Zen's conception of its history is related to its identity as a special tradition within Buddhism, as well as its basic teachings on the primacy of enlightenment, the role of practice, the nature of the mind, and the limitations of language.

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Alison Jameson
    Date Oct 12 - Dec 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 62 / 60
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Oct 12 - Dec 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 62 / 60

    RELI 230 – Religions and Cultures of India
  • Gen Ed Diversity Emphasis
  • Tier 2 Humanities
  • Honors Contract
  • An introduction to religions that originated in India - Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, and Sikhism - as well as other religious traditions in India. The Study Abroad version of the course will focus on the religions and cultures related to the travel locations in India.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 316
    Time 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    Instructor Eric Steinschneider
    Date Aug 21 - Dec 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 34 / 42
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 316
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 34 / 42

    RELI 250 – Religion and Culture in the Southwest
  • Tier 2 Humanities
  • Pass/Fail Option
  • An introduction to the relationship and various forms of religion and culture in the Southwest.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Psychology, Rm 207
    Time 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    Date Aug 21 - Dec 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 20 / 35
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Psychology, Rm 207
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 20 / 35

    RELI 277A – History of the Middle East
  • Cross Listed
  • Tier 2 Humanities
  • Middle East history from the rise of Islam to the Turkish conquest of Constantinople, 600-1453.

    Section 001
    Days MoWeFr
    Location Saguaro Hall, Rm 202
    Time 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
    Instructor Scott Lucas
    Date Aug 21 - Dec 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 98 / 99
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: Saguaro Hall, Rm 202
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 98 / 99
    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Nayel Badareen
    Date Oct 12 - Dec 6
    Status Closed
    Enrollment 57 / 60
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Oct 12 - Dec 6
    • Status: Closed
    • Enrollment: 57 / 60

    RELI 280 – Introduction to the Bible: New Testament
  • Tier 2 Humanities
  • Honors Contract
  • This course introduces students to the New Testament in light of the contexts in which it was written and compiled, and as a window into reconstructing the world of early Christianity. The course will also examine how various Christian communities have understood the meaning and authority of the New Testament.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location M Pacheco ILC, Rm 119
    Time 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    Instructor Courtney Friesen
    Date Aug 21 - Dec 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 46 / 60
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: M Pacheco ILC, Rm 119
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 46 / 60

    RELI 304 – The Question of God
  • Tier 2 Humanities
  • Study of the question of God from a theological, philosophical, and literary perspective.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Architecture, Rm 103
    Time 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    Instructor Alexander Nava
    Date Oct 12 - Dec 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 93 / 94
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Architecture, Rm 103
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Oct 12 - Dec 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 93 / 94
    Section 001
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Alexander Nava
    Date Oct 12 - Dec 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 93 / 94
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Oct 12 - Dec 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 93 / 94

    RELI 305 – Greek and Roman Religion
  • Cross Listed
  • Tier 2 Individuals & Societies
  • Honors Contract
  • Writing Emphasis Course
  • Religious beliefs and cult practices in ancient Greece and Rome. All readings in English.

    Section 001
    Days MoWe
    Location R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 318
    Time 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    Instructor Michael Teske
    Date Aug 21 - Dec 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 25 / 60
    • Days: MoWe
    • Location: R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 318
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 25 / 60

    RELI 310 – Apocalyptic Imagination
  • Cross Listed
  • Survey of Jewish and Christian apocalyptic literature which explores the literary features and sociological significance of apocalyptic thought in Western culture from antiquity to the present.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Hillel Building, Vista Room
    Time 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
    Instructor J Edward Wright
    Date Aug 21 - Dec 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 7 / 40
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Hillel Building, Vista Room
    • Time: 8:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 7 / 40

    RELI 320 – Reformations and Revolutions in Early Modern Britain, 1485 - 1714
  • Cross Listed
  • This course aims at a broad analysis of the enthralling history and legacies of the Tudor and Stuart dynasties that ruled England from 1458 to 1714. The objective is to understand how in a quarter century the radical political and religious events, and figures, transformed the social, political and religious structures of England, giving birth to the foundation of England as a united kingdom, and significant world power. The course begins by focusing on the Tudors with emphasis on Henry VIII and the English Reformation, the return to Catholicism under Mary Tudor, the creation of a new Anglican Church under Elizabeth I and its unforeseen consequences. From there, it explores the Stuarts, with attention to the catastrophic English Revolution culminating in the public execution of King Charles I in 1649, and the rise of the English republic that ended with the restoration of monarchy in 1660. The course then reflects on the transformation of the English state following the elite coup d'etat of 1688, the Glorious Revolution, a fundamental watershed that cleared the way for a constitutional monarchy, parliamentary sovereignty, and religious toleration in England.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 428
    Time 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    Instructor Mary Pierce
    Date Aug 21 - Dec 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 28 / 40
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Mary Pierce
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 428
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 28 / 40

    RELI 321 – Women in Judaism
  • Cross Listed
  • Images of Jewish women in Jewish and other texts. Texts include religious, historical and literary genres from biblical, medieval, and modern sources. The course will deal with Jewish women as mothers, leaders, stereotypes, and current feminist viewpoints.

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Deborah Kaye
    Date Aug 21 - Oct 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 43 / 40
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 21 - Oct 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 43 / 40

    RELI 323 – Women, Goddesses, and Power in Hinduism
  • Cross Listed
  • Gen Ed Diversity Emphasis
  • Tier 2 Individuals & Societies
  • Honors Contract
  • Explores the relationship between the Hindu goddess traditions, women, and the feminist spirituality movement in order to complicate the relationship that is often assumed to exist between women, goddesses, and power.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 102
    Time 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    Instructor Caleb Simmons
    Date Aug 21 - Dec 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 23 / 50
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 102
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 23 / 50
    Section 001
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Caleb Simmons
    Date Aug 21 - Dec 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 23 / 50
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 23 / 50

    RELI 326 – God, Humanity & Science
  • Cross Listed
  • Tier 2 Individuals & Societies
  • An examination of the role of religion and science in the construction of human worldviews and beliefs, in historical and contemporary contexts.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 115
    Time 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
    Instructor Hester Oberman
    Date Aug 21 - Dec 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 32 / 40
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 115
    • Time: 12:30 PM
    • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 32 / 40

    RELI 332 – Jewish Response to the Holocaust
  • Cross Listed
  • This course examines the impact of the Holocaust on contemporary Jewish thought. The methodology of the course is interpretive and historical. In the course, students will explore theological and philosophical texts, Holocaust narrative and film, in order to understand the role of the Holocaust in Jewish history. However, the course will not focus on the historical events of the Holocaust. Instead, the course will be arranged thematically into three sections: The introductory section examines the anti-Semitism of the Holocaust in the context of the antagonistic relationship between Judaism and Christianity throughout history.

    Section 001
    Days Tu
    Location C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 103
    Time 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Instructor Bryan Davis
    Date Aug 21 - Dec 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 4 / 40
    • Days: Tu
    • Location: C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 103
    • Time: 6:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 4 / 40

    RELI 334 – Islamic Thought
  • Cross Listed
  • Gen Ed Diversity Emphasis
  • Tier 2 Individuals & Societies
  • A consideration of Islam, one of the world's major religions, and the view of the universe and the modes of behavior and values it advocates. Most of the course will be dedicated to an examination of the majority (Sunni) opinion, but some attention will be directed also to the more significant minority (Shi'i, et al.) positions as well. The course has no prerequisite but does build on the information presented in TRAD 101 Middle Eastern Humanities.

    Section 001
    Days MoWeFr
    Location R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 101
    Time 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
    Instructor Yaseen Noorani
    Date Aug 21 - Dec 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 28 / 50
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 101
    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 28 / 50

    RELI 335 – Rap, Culture and God
  • Cross Listed
  • Pass/Fail Option
  • Honors Contract
  • Study of popular culture and religion in African-American and Latino/a communities, with a focus on the place of rap music in the cultural identity of these traditions.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Architecture, Rm 103
    Time 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    Instructor Alexander Nava
    Date Aug 21 - Dec 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 74 / 94
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Architecture, Rm 103
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 74 / 94

    RELI 336 – Spirituality, Psychology, and the Mind
  • Cross Listed
  • Pass/Fail Option
  • Honors Contract
  • This course is a survey of psychological theory and research investigating religious beliefs, experiences, and practices.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 305
    Time 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    Instructor Hester Oberman
    Date Aug 21 - Dec 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 107 / 115
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 305
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 107 / 115

    RELI 345 – Religion and the Arts in India
  • Gen Ed Diversity Emphasis
  • Tier 2 Arts
  • Honors Contract
  • Will examine the role of the visual, material, literary, and performance arts in the construction of religious knowledge in the religious traditions of India. The primary focus will be the historical development of the arts and aesthetic styles in Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Jainism, Sikhism, and Christianity in South Asia.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 404
    Time 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    Instructor Rae Dachille-Hey
    Date Aug 21 - Dec 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 28 / 50
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 404
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 28 / 50

    RELI 350 – Hindu Mythology
  • Gen Ed Diversity Emphasis
  • Tier 2 Humanities
  • Honors Contract
  • Overview of the traditional Hindu narratives found in the Vedic, epic, and puranic literature and in their many forms in regional literary and artistic forms, and the narratives influence on culture, philosophy, literature, and folklore.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 400
    Time 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
    Instructor Caleb Simmons
    Date Aug 21 - Dec 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 66 / 70
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 400
    • Time: 12:30 PM
    • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 66 / 70
    Section 001
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Caleb Simmons
    Date Aug 21 - Dec 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 66 / 70
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 66 / 70

    RELI 358 – Tibetan Buddhism
  • Cross Listed
  • Gen Ed Diversity Emphasis
  • Tier 2 Humanities
  • Honors Contract
  • How did Tibetans adapt Buddhism to create a distinctly Tibetan tradition? How did Buddhism come to Tibetan soil, and how did it evolve over time? Sources from the domains of art, ritual, philosophy, and literature, especially biography, will play an important role in our explorations. We will contemplate questions surrounding individual, religious, and cultural identity, and of the role of women. We will conclude by examining further transformations of Tibetan Buddhism in exile and in western settings like Tucson.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Education, Rm 353
    Time 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    Instructor Rae Dachille-Hey
    Date Aug 21 - Dec 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 61 / 75
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Education, Rm 353
    • Time: 9:30 AM
    • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 61 / 75

    RELI 360 – Religion and Ecology
  • Gen Ed Diversity Emphasis
  • Tier 2 Individuals & Societies
  • Honors Contract
  • This course explores how religious traditions shape human relationships with the environment and how the natural world influences religious belief and practice. We will look at a variety of religious traditions and examine how they inform people's understanding of and attitude towards nature.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Modern Languages, Rm 213
    Time 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    Date Aug 21 - Dec 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 17 / 20
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Modern Languages, Rm 213
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 17 / 20

    RELI 370B – History of the Jews: The Jew in the Medieval World (to the 17th Century)
  • Gen Ed Diversity Emphasis
  • Tier 2 Individuals & Societies
  • Survey of major political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments in the history of Diaspora Jewry: the Jew in the medieval world (to the 17th century).

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 103
    Time 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    Instructor David Graizbord
    Date Aug 21 - Dec 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 6 / 30
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 103
    • Time: 9:30 AM
    • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 6 / 30
    Section 001
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Instructor David Graizbord
    Date Aug 21 - Dec 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 6 / 30
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 6 / 30

    RELI 370B – History of the Jews: The Jew in the Medieval World (to the 17th Century)
  • Cross Listed
  • Gen Ed Diversity Emphasis
  • Tier 2 Individuals & Societies
  • Honors Course
  • Survey of major political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments in the history of Diaspora Jewry: the Jew in the medieval world (to the 17th century).

    Section 002
    Days TuTh
    Location C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 103
    Time 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    Instructor David Graizbord
    Date Aug 21 - Dec 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 6 / 8
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 103
    • Time: 9:30 AM
    • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 6 / 8
    Section 002
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Instructor David Graizbord
    Date Aug 21 - Dec 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 6 / 8
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 6 / 8

    RELI 372A – History and Religion of Israel in Ancient Times -- The Biblical Period
  • Cross Listed
  • Gen Ed Diversity Emphasis
  • Tier 2 Humanities
  • Survey of the history and religion of ancient Israel. Biblical period through the Babylonian Exile; introduction to the Hebrew Bible.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 105
    Time 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    Instructor Beth Nakhai
    Date Aug 21 - Dec 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 34 / 40
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 105
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 34 / 40

    RELI 372A – History and Religion of Israel in Ancient Times -- The Biblical Period
  • Cross Listed
  • Gen Ed Diversity Emphasis
  • Tier 2 Humanities
  • Honors Course
  • Survey of the history and religion of ancient Israel. Biblical period through the Babylonian Exile; introduction to the Hebrew Bible.

    Section 002
    Days TuTh
    Location C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 105
    Time 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
    Instructor Beth Nakhai
    Date Aug 21 - Dec 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 30 / 35
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 105
    • Time: 12:30 PM
    • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 30 / 35

    RELI 372B – History & Religion of Israel in Ancient Times: Ezra-Nehemiah to the Roman Empire
  • Cross Listed
  • Gen Ed Diversity Emphasis
  • Tier 2 Humanities
  • Survey of the history and religion of ancient Israel. Ezra-Nehemiah to the Roman Empire, with emphasis on the formation of rabbinic Judaism.

    Section 103
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Mark Elliott
    Date Aug 21 - Dec 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 38 / 40
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 38 / 40

    RELI 374 – The Holocaust
  • Cross Listed
  • Socio-economic and intellectual roots of modern anti-Semitism, evolution of Nazi policy, the world of death camps, responses of Axis and Allied governments, and responses of the Jews.

    Section 001
    Days MoWe
    Location Psychology, Rm 306
    Time 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
    Instructor Susan Crane
    Date Aug 21 - Dec 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 34 / 40
    • Days: MoWe
    • Location: Psychology, Rm 306
    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 34 / 40

    RELI 379 – Religion in German Culture
  • Cross Listed
  • Tier 2 Humanities
  • Introduction to major cultural figures of German speaking countries who have seen, imagined, or experienced what role religion may or can play in human life. Taught in English.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Modern Languages, Rm 311
    Time 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
    Instructor Steven Martinson
    Date Aug 21 - Dec 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 22 / 100
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Modern Languages, Rm 311
    • Time: 12:30 PM
    • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 22 / 100

    RELI 389 – Middle Eastern Ethnic and Religious Minorities
  • Cross Listed
  • Writing Emphasis Course
  • Overview of ethnic and religious minorities in the contemporary Middle East, study of ethnic and religious diversity and its origin and manifestations in the modern Middle East. Examination of how the concept of religious and ethnic minority has emerged as a key factor in state policies towards minorities as well as the cultural, economic, political, religious, and educational lives of its people.

    Section 001
    Days MoWeFr
    Location C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 307
    Time 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
    Instructor Kamilia Rahmouni
    Date Aug 21 - Dec 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 28 / 30
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Kamilia Rahmouni
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 307
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 28 / 30
    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Faraj Hamdan
    Date Oct 12 - Dec 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 26 / 30
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Oct 12 - Dec 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 26 / 30

    RELI 399 – Independent Study
    Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.

    Section 012
    Days
    Location
    Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Instructor Julian Kunnie
    Date Aug 21 - Dec 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 3
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 3

    RELI 399H – Honors Independent Study
  • Honors Course
  • Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.

    Section 017
    Days
    Location
    Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Date Aug 21 - Dec 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 10
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 10

    RELI 438 – The Book of Psalms
  • Cross Listed
  • The characteristic features of Hebrew poetry. The literary development of these writings and their function in the Israelite cult. Examples of biblical poetry outside the book of Psalms also considered.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Hillel Building, Vista Room
    Time 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    Instructor J Edward Wright
    Date Aug 21 - Dec 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 7 / 25
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Hillel Building, Vista Room
    • Time: 9:30 AM
    • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 7 / 25

    RELI 445 – Women in Islamic History
  • Cross Listed
  • Examination of the roles women have played throughout Islamic history and of the changing discourse in the Islamic community about women and their roles.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 406A
    Time 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
    Instructor Linda Darling
    Date Aug 21 - Dec 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 14 / 20
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 406A
    • Time: 12:30 PM
    • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 14 / 20

    RELI 491 – Preceptorship
    Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of instruction and practice in actual service in a department, program, or discipline. Requires faculty member approval, preceptor application on file with department.

    Section 014
    Days
    Location
    Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Instructor Hester Oberman
    Date Aug 21 - Dec 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 1 / 5
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 1 / 5

    RELI 498H – Honors Thesis
  • Honors Course
  • Writing Emphasis Course
  • An honors thesis is required of all the students graduating with honors. Students ordinarily sign up for this course as a two-semester sequence. The first semester the student performs research under the supervision of a faculty member; the second semester the student writes an honors thesis.

    Section 017
    Days
    Location
    Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Date Aug 21 - Dec 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 1 / 3
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 1 / 3

    RELI 499 – Independent Study
    Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.

    Section 016
    Days
    Location
    Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Instructor Karen Borek
    Date Aug 21 - Dec 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 5
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 5
    Section 017
    Days
    Location
    Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Instructor Caleb Simmons
    Date Aug 21 - Dec 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 2 / 20
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 2 / 20

    RELI 499H – Honors Independent Study
  • Honors Course
  • Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.

    Section 017
    Days
    Location
    Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Instructor Unassigned
    Date Aug 21 - Dec 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 10
    • +
    • Section: 017
    • Instructor:Unassigned
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 10

    RELI 538 – The Book of Psalms
  • Cross Listed
  • The characteristic features of Hebrew poetry. The literary development of these writings and their function in the Israelite cult. Examples of biblical poetry outside the book of Psalms also considered. Graduate-level requirements include additional readings and a substantial research paper.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Hillel Building, Vista Room
    Time 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    Instructor J Edward Wright
    Date Aug 21 - Dec 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 15
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Hillel Building, Vista Room
    • Time: 9:30 AM
    • Dates: Aug 21 - Dec 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 15
    Winter 2017
    RELIGIOUS STUDIES

    RELI 160A1 – Gods, Goddesses, and Demons: Divinity in South Asia
  • Gen Ed Diversity Emphasis
  • Tier 1 Traditions and Cultures
  • Honors Contract
  • This course is an introduction to multiple concepts of the divine in South Asia. We will explore the different ways that the religious traditions of South Asia understand supernatural beings and forces. In order to do this we will read portions of primary texts in translation, examine iconography, and watch rituals as they unfold. In addition to learning about the South Asia traditions, we will put those conceptions of the divine in conversation with those rooted in a European context, forcing you to learn to think critically about the ways people from different cultures view the world around them.

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Caleb Simmons
    Date Dec 18 - Jan 9
    Status Closed
    Enrollment 18 / 18
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Dec 18 - Jan 9
    • Status: Closed
    • Enrollment: 18 / 18
    Section 102
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Caleb Simmons
    Date Dec 18 - Jan 9
    Status Open
    Enrollment 9 / 18
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Dec 18 - Jan 9
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 9 / 18

    RELI 160D4 – Introduction to World Religions
  • Gen Ed Diversity Emphasis
  • Tier 1 Traditions and Cultures
  • Honors Contract
  • This course explores the diversity of religions and religious experiences across the globe. Religions to be examined include, but are not limited to, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, as well as indigenous traditions.

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Konden Smith
    Date Dec 18 - Jan 9
    Status Open
    Enrollment 13 / 25
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Dec 18 - Jan 9
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 13 / 25

    RELI 241 – Introduction to Chinese Religions
  • Cross Listed
  • Tier 2 Humanities
  • Honors Contract
  • The course is a comprehensive historical survey of the main religious traditions in China, including Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism, and popular religion. Through lectures, discussions, and reading of select primary and secondary sources, we will explore the formulations and subsequent transformations of key beliefs, doctrines, practices, and institutions that characterized specific religious traditions. We will also examine the patterns of interaction among different traditions, as well as the general character of religious life in both traditional and modern China.

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Jinhui Wu
    Date Dec 18 - Jan 9
    Status Open
    Enrollment 13 / 15
    • +
    • Section: 101
    • Instructor:Jinhui Wu
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Dec 18 - Jan 9
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 13 / 15

    RELI 320 – Reformations and Revolutions in Early Modern Britain, 1485 - 1714
  • Cross Listed
  • This course aims at a broad analysis of the enthralling history and legacies of the Tudor and Stuart dynasties that ruled England from 1458 to 1714. The objective is to understand how in a quarter century the radical political and religious events, and figures, transformed the social, political and religious structures of England, giving birth to the foundation of England as a united kingdom, and significant world power. The course begins by focusing on the Tudors with emphasis on Henry VIII and the English Reformation, the return to Catholicism under Mary Tudor, the creation of a new Anglican Church under Elizabeth I and its unforeseen consequences. From there, it explores the Stuarts, with attention to the catastrophic English Revolution culminating in the public execution of King Charles I in 1649, and the rise of the English republic that ended with the restoration of monarchy in 1660. The course then reflects on the transformation of the English state following the elite coup d'etat of 1688, the Glorious Revolution, a fundamental watershed that cleared the way for a constitutional monarchy, parliamentary sovereignty, and religious toleration in England.

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Unassigned
    Date Dec 18 - Jan 9
    Status Closed
    Enrollment 0 / 30
    • +
    • Section: 101
    • Instructor:Unassigned
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Dec 18 - Jan 9
    • Status: Closed
    • Enrollment: 0 / 30

    RELI 332 – Jewish Response to the Holocaust
  • Cross Listed
  • This course examines the impact of the Holocaust on contemporary Jewish thought. The methodology of the course is interpretive and historical. In the course, students will explore theological and philosophical texts, Holocaust narrative and film, in order to understand the role of the Holocaust in Jewish history. However, the course will not focus on the historical events of the Holocaust. Instead, the course will be arranged thematically into three sections: The introductory section examines the anti-Semitism of the Holocaust in the context of the antagonistic relationship between Judaism and Christianity throughout history.

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Deborah Kaye
    Date Dec 18 - Jan 9
    Status Open
    Enrollment 11 / 30
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Dec 18 - Jan 9
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 11 / 30

    RELI 350 – Hindu Mythology
  • Gen Ed Diversity Emphasis
  • Tier 2 Humanities
  • Honors Contract
  • Overview of the traditional Hindu narratives found in the Vedic, epic, and puranic literature and in their many forms in regional literary and artistic forms, and the narratives influence on culture, philosophy, literature, and folklore.

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Caleb Simmons
    Date Dec 18 - Jan 9
    Status Open
    Enrollment 9 / 18
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Dec 18 - Jan 9
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 9 / 18
    Section 102
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Caleb Simmons
    Date Dec 18 - Jan 9
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 18
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Dec 18 - Jan 9
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 18

    RELI 370A – History of the Jews: Modern Jewish History
  • Cross Listed
  • Gen Ed Diversity Emphasis
  • Tier 2 Individuals & Societies
  • Survey of major political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments in the history of Diaspora Jewry: Modern Jewish history.

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Deborah Kaye
    Date Dec 18 - Jan 9
    Status Open
    Enrollment 24 / 30
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Dec 18 - Jan 9
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 24 / 30

    RELI 372A – History and Religion of Israel in Ancient Times -- The Biblical Period
  • Cross Listed
  • Gen Ed Diversity Emphasis
  • Tier 2 Humanities
  • Survey of the history and religion of ancient Israel. Biblical period through the Babylonian Exile; introduction to the Hebrew Bible.

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Abigail Limmer
    Date Dec 18 - Jan 9
    Status Open
    Enrollment 2 / 30
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Dec 18 - Jan 9
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 2 / 30

    RELI 372B – History & Religion of Israel in Ancient Times: Ezra-Nehemiah to the Roman Empire
  • Cross Listed
  • Gen Ed Diversity Emphasis
  • Tier 2 Humanities
  • Survey of the history and religion of ancient Israel. Ezra-Nehemiah to the Roman Empire, with emphasis on the formation of rabbinic Judaism.

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Matthew Winter
    Date Dec 18 - Jan 9
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 30
    • +
    • Section: 101
    • Instructor:Matthew Winter
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Dec 18 - Jan 9
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 30

    RELI 405B – Medieval Europe
  • Cross Listed
  • Major institutions and trends in Europe from the breakup of the Roman World to the 14th century.

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Adam Hough
    Date Dec 18 - Jan 9
    Status Open
    Enrollment 8 / 30
    • +
    • Section: 101
    • Instructor:Adam Hough
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Dec 18 - Jan 9
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 8 / 30
    Spring 2018
    RELIGIOUS STUDIES

    RELI 130 – Asian Religions
  • Cross Listed
  • Gen Ed Diversity Emphasis
  • The course surveys six religious traditions founded and developed in Asian including two from India: Hinduism and Buddhism, two from China: Confucianism and Taoism, and two from Japan: Shinto and Japanese New Religions. The survey of each religion includes: 1. a primary or sacred text, 2. contemporary practices in Asia, 3. contemporary practices in America, and 4. depictions in modern media. The course studies how the central tenets and teachings of Asian religions create the cultural roots of contemporary Asian cultures and how these teachings have influenced America's religious diversity.

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Alison Jameson
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 25 / 100
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 25 / 100

    RELI 150B1 – Religion and Popular Culture
  • Tier 1 Individuals & Societies
  • Honors Contract
  • This course provides an introduction to the study of Religion and Popular Culture in modern societies. We will study what constitutes "religion" and how definitions of religion change over time. We will examine the ways popular culture becomes "religious" and how religious institutions reflect popular taste and opinion.

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Konden Smith
    Date Mar 12 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 22 / 100
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Mar 12 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 22 / 100

    RELI 160A1 – Gods, Goddesses, and Demons: Divinity in South Asia
  • Gen Ed Diversity Emphasis
  • Tier 1 Traditions and Cultures
  • Honors Contract
  • Writing Emphasis Course
  • This course is an introduction to multiple concepts of the divine in South Asia. We will explore the different ways that the religious traditions of South Asia understand supernatural beings and forces. In order to do this we will read portions of primary texts in translation, examine iconography, and watch rituals as they unfold. In addition to learning about the South Asia traditions, we will put those conceptions of the divine in conversation with those rooted in a European context, forcing you to learn to think critically about the ways people from different cultures view the world around them.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location M Pacheco ILC, Rm 130
    Time 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    Instructor Eric Steinschneider
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Closed
    Enrollment 148 / 148
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: M Pacheco ILC, Rm 130
    • Time: 9:30 AM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Closed
    • Enrollment: 148 / 148

    RELI 160D1 – Christianity and Art
  • Tier 1 Traditions and Cultures
  • The architecture, manuscript illumination, painting and other visual arts of Christianity explored within the contexts of contemporary history.

    Section 001
    Days MoWeFr
    Location Social Sciences, Rm 222
    Time 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
    Instructor Grant Adamson
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 28 / 59
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: Social Sciences, Rm 222
    • Time: 12:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 28 / 59

    RELI 160D2 – Judaism, Christianity, Islam: Abrahamic Religions
  • Tier 1 Traditions and Cultures
  • A study of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, including both ancient and modern developments in their cultural contexts.

    Section 001
    Days MoWeFr
    Location Social Sciences, Rm 222
    Time 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
    Instructor Grant Adamson
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 25 / 39
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: Social Sciences, Rm 222
    • Time: 1:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 25 / 39

    RELI 160D3 – Love in World Religions
  • Tier 1 Traditions and Cultures
  • This course investigates the various conceptions of love in world religions. We will explore the conceptions of love in Western traditions including Greek, Jewish and Christian traditions as well as conceptions of love in Islam and Buddhism.

    Section 001
    Days MoWeFr
    Location M Pacheco ILC, Rm 130
    Time 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
    Instructor Alison Jameson
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 134 / 148
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: M Pacheco ILC, Rm 130
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 134 / 148

    RELI 200 – Introduction to the Study of Religion
  • Honors Contract
  • The objective of this course is to introduce you to the study of the phenomenon called 'religion'. What makes people religious? How is religion defined? What are the different approaches to understanding religion in all of its diversity? Through a reading of texts from diverse backgrounds and approaches, this course will illuminate the complex and multi-dimensional elements of religion, and how the study of religion can open up new ways of seeing the world.

    Section 001
    Days MoWeFr
    Location R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 107
    Time 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
    Instructor Eric Steinschneider
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 22 / 30
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 107
    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 22 / 30
    Section 001
    Days
    Location
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Unassigned
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 22 / 30
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Unassigned
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 22 / 30

    RELI 210 – Religion in the American Experience
  • Gen Ed Diversity Emphasis
  • Tier 2 Humanities
  • Examines American religious ideas, practices, and forms of community from the colonial period to the present. Themes include the interrelation of religion with politics, immigration, gender, and racial and ethnic diversity in the United States.

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Konden Smith
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 42 / 150
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 42 / 150

    RELI 212 – Introduction to American Indian Religious Traditions
  • Cross Listed
  • Gen Ed Diversity Emphasis
  • Tier 2 Humanities
  • Honors Contract
  • An introduction to American Indian religious systems and their larger functions in communities and in history. Of particular importance are the history and effects of colonialism and missionization on native peoples, their continuing struggles for religious freedom and cultural and linguistic survival, and the ways in which American Indians use religion, both past and present, to respond to social, cultural, political, and geographical changes.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 103
    Time 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 25 / 40
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 103
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 25 / 40

    RELI 222 – Introduction to Zen Buddhism
  • Cross Listed
  • This course is designed to introduce students to the history,teachings,and practice of Zen Buddhism in China,Japan, Korea and the United States. The course will discuss Zen from a variety of perspectives but will center around the question of the meaning of history. Zen is a tradition of Buddhism that claims to have inherited and to pass on, in an unbroken historical transmission from patriarch to patriarch, the living experience of the Buddha's enlightenment. The course will discuss how Zen's conception of its history is related to its identity as a special tradition within Buddhism, as well as its basic teachings on the primacy of enlightenment, the role of practice, the nature of the mind, and the limitations of language.

    Section 001
    Days We
    Location R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 315
    Time 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
    Instructor Chieko Nakano
    Date Mar 12 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 8 / 24
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Chieko Nakano
    • Days: We
    • Location: R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 315
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Mar 12 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 8 / 24
    Section 001
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Chieko Nakano
    Date Mar 12 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 8 / 24
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Mar 12 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 8 / 24

    RELI 235 – Religion, Violence, and Terrorism
  • Gen Ed Diversity Emphasis
  • Tier 2 Individuals & Societies
  • Honors Contract
  • This course will study critical theories about the role of religion in acts of terrorism and violence. Through the examination of a range of case studies, this course will explore ways in which religion has been the motivation and justification behind violent conflict, aggression, and persecution.

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Konden Smith
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 15 / 150
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 15 / 150

    RELI 245 – Existential Problems
  • Cross Listed
  • Exploration of central problems of the human condition, such as meaning of life; death; self-deception; authenticity, integrity and responsibility; guilt and shame; love and sexuality.

    Section 001
    Days MoWeFr
    Location C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 105
    Time 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
    Instructor Ana Sartorio
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 17 / 35
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 105
    • Time: 9:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 17 / 35

    RELI 277A – History of the Middle East
  • Cross Listed
  • Tier 2 Humanities
  • Middle East history from the rise of Islam to the Turkish conquest of Constantinople, 600-1453.

    Section 001
    Days MoWeFr
    Location Gittings Bldg, Rm 201
    Time 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
    Instructor Austin O'Malley
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 20 / 90
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Austin O'Malley
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: Gittings Bldg, Rm 201
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 20 / 90
    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Nayel Badareen
    Date Mar 12 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 50 / 50
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Mar 12 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 50 / 50

    RELI 277A – History of the Middle East
  • Cross Listed
  • Tier 2 Humanities
  • Honors Course
  • Middle East history from the rise of Islam to the Turkish conquest of Constantinople, 600-1453.

    Section 002
    Days MoWeFr
    Location Gittings Bldg, Rm 201
    Time 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
    Instructor Austin O'Malley
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 1 / 10
    • +
    • Section: 002
    • Instructor:Austin O'Malley
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: Gittings Bldg, Rm 201
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 1 / 10

    RELI 304 – The Question of God
  • Tier 2 Humanities
  • Study of the question of God from a theological, philosophical, and literary perspective.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location M Pacheco ILC, Rm 130
    Time 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    Instructor Alexander Nava
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 121 / 150
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: M Pacheco ILC, Rm 130
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 121 / 150

    RELI 305 – Greek and Roman Religion
  • Cross Listed
  • Tier 2 Individuals & Societies
  • Honors Contract
  • Writing Emphasis Course
  • Religious beliefs and cult practices in ancient Greece and Rome. All readings in English.

    Section 001
    Days MoWe
    Location Modern Languages, Rm 413
    Time 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    Instructor Michael Teske
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 24 / 60
    • Days: MoWe
    • Location: Modern Languages, Rm 413
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 24 / 60

    RELI 306 – The Transformation of Society: Christianity in the Greco-Roman World
  • Tier 2 Individuals & Societies
  • Honors Contract
  • Writing Emphasis Course
  • Investigates the emergence of Christianity in the first four centuries of the Greco-Roman milieu.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Social Sciences, Rm 222
    Time 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    Instructor Grant Adamson
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 14 / 60
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Social Sciences, Rm 222
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 14 / 60

    RELI 313 – Health and Medicine in Classical Antiquity
  • Cross Listed
  • Honors Contract
  • Writing Emphasis Course
  • The course examines the mythology and practice of medicine in Greek and Roman times from Asclepius to Hippocrates and Galen, medical instruments and procedures, the religious manifestation of healing in Greek and Roman sanctuaries, the votive dedications by patients and cured, midwifery and child care, public hygiene and diseases. The topics cover a large spectrum of the medical practice and public health in the ancient societies of Classical antiquity, as well as how ancient worldviews, including religion and religious practice, shaped health and medicine in Greek and Roman civilization.

    Section 001
    Days MoWeFr
    Location Shantz, Rm 242E
    Time 1:00 PM - 2:40 PM
    Instructor Eleni Hasaki
    Date Jan 10 - Mar 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 29 / 30
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Eleni Hasaki
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: Shantz, Rm 242E
    • Time: 1:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - Mar 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 29 / 30

    RELI 322 – Sociology of Religion
  • Cross Listed
  • Religion as a social institution with special reference to industrial societies.

    Section 102
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Hannah Clarke
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 47 / 75
    • +
    • Section: 102
    • Instructor:Hannah Clarke
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 47 / 75

    RELI 325 – Eastern Orthodoxy in a Global Age
  • Cross Listed
  • Tier 2 Humanities
  • Honors Contract
  • This course focuses on the history and doctrine of Eastern Christianity from its origins in the early Church through today, emphasizing the cultural manifestations of Orthodox doctrine: liturgy, iconography, pious practice. We will compare Eastern Orthodoxy to Western Christianity (Catholicism and Protestantism), and will examine various different national Churches within Eastern Orthodoxy (i.e., Byzantine, Bulgarian, Serbian, Modern Greek, the older "Oriental" Churches, etc.), with a primary focus on Russia. Eastern Orthodox Christianity is often perceived as being one of the more 'mystical' of Christian traditions, and we will explore the Orthodox vision of 'the mystical life', examining its basis in history and contemporary experience. We will also ask about the significance of Church doctrine and practice for the development of culture as a whole in the areas of the world in which Eastern Christianity predominates, and the ways in which that culture both differs from and relates to what we (perhaps inaccurately) call "Western" civilization. In general, Orthodox practice relies heavily on the senses, and the course is designed to be experiential. To that end, we will make at least one field trip to a local Orthodox Church during the course of the semester.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Modern Languages, Rm 212
    Time 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    Instructor Benjamin Jens
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 30 / 30
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Modern Languages, Rm 212
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 30 / 30

    RELI 326 – God, Humanity & Science
  • Cross Listed
  • Tier 2 Individuals & Societies
  • An examination of the role of religion and science in the construction of human worldviews and beliefs, in historical and contemporary contexts.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 319
    Time 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
    Instructor Hester Oberman
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 32 / 40
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 319
    • Time: 12:30 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 32 / 40

    RELI 332 – Jewish Response to the Holocaust
  • Cross Listed
  • This course examines the impact of the Holocaust on contemporary Jewish thought. The methodology of the course is interpretive and historical. In the course, students will explore theological and philosophical texts, Holocaust narrative and film, in order to understand the role of the Holocaust in Jewish history. However, the course will not focus on the historical events of the Holocaust. Instead, the course will be arranged thematically into three sections: The introductory section examines the anti-Semitism of the Holocaust in the context of the antagonistic relationship between Judaism and Christianity throughout history.

    Section 001
    Days Tu
    Location C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 103
    Time 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Instructor Bryan Davis
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 16 / 40
    • Days: Tu
    • Location: C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 103
    • Time: 6:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 16 / 40

    RELI 334 – Islamic Thought
  • Cross Listed
  • Gen Ed Diversity Emphasis
  • Tier 2 Individuals & Societies
  • A consideration of Islam, one of the world's major religions, and the view of the universe and the modes of behavior and values it advocates. Most of the course will be dedicated to an examination of the majority (Sunni) opinion, but some attention will be directed also to the more significant minority (Shi'i, et al.) positions as well. The course has no prerequisite but does build on the information presented in TRAD 101 Middle Eastern Humanities.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Modern Languages, Rm 410
    Time 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    Instructor Scott Lucas
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 28 / 50
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Modern Languages, Rm 410
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 28 / 50

    RELI 335 – Rap, Culture and God
  • Cross Listed
  • Pass/Fail Option
  • Honors Contract
  • Study of popular culture and religion in African-American and Latino/a communities, with a focus on the place of rap music in the cultural identity of these traditions.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location M Pacheco ILC, Rm 150
    Time 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
    Instructor Alexander Nava
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 56 / 150
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: M Pacheco ILC, Rm 150
    • Time: 12:30 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 56 / 150

    RELI 336 – Spirituality, Psychology, and the Mind
  • Cross Listed
  • Pass/Fail Option
  • Honors Contract
  • This course is a survey of psychological theory and research investigating religious beliefs, experiences, and practices.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 110
    Time 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    Instructor Hester Oberman
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 115 / 115
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 110
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 115 / 115

    RELI 350 – Hindu Mythology
  • Gen Ed Diversity Emphasis
  • Tier 2 Humanities
  • Honors Contract
  • Overview of the traditional Hindu narratives found in the Vedic, epic, and puranic literature and in their many forms in regional literary and artistic forms, and the narratives influence on culture, philosophy, literature, and folklore.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 400
    Time 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    Instructor Eric Steinschneider
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 47 / 70
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 400
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 47 / 70

    RELI 358 – Tibetan Buddhism
  • Cross Listed
  • Gen Ed Diversity Emphasis
  • Tier 2 Humanities
  • Honors Contract
  • How did Tibetans adapt Buddhism to create a distinctly Tibetan tradition? How did Buddhism come to Tibetan soil, and how did it evolve over time? Sources from the domains of art, ritual, philosophy, and literature, especially biography, will play an important role in our explorations. We will contemplate questions surrounding individual, religious, and cultural identity, and of the role of women. We will conclude by examining further transformations of Tibetan Buddhism in exile and in western settings like Tucson.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 101
    Time 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    Instructor Rae Dachille-Hey
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 60 / 60
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 101
    • Time: 9:30 AM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 60 / 60

    RELI 363 – Religion and Sex
  • Gen Ed Diversity Emphasis
  • Tier 2 Humanities
  • Honors Contract
  • In this course we will analyze attitudes towards sexuality in the major world religions, and focus on the relationship between religion and sexuality in the contemporary U.S. context.

    Section 001
    Days MoWe
    Location Paradise Valley Clg, Rm K109
    Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
    Instructor Okomfo Boakyewa
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 7 / 30
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Okomfo Boakyewa
    • Days: MoWe
    • Location: Paradise Valley Clg, Rm K109
    • Time: 10:30 AM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 7 / 30

    RELI 367 – Yoga
  • Gen Ed Diversity Emphasis
  • Tier 2 Humanities
  • Honors Contract
  • Examines the philosophy, practice, historical roots, and development of yoga.

    Section 001
    Days MoWe
    Location Ctr for ESL, Rm 102
    Time 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
    Instructor Caleb Simmons
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 229 / 230
    • Days: MoWe
    • Location: Ctr for ESL, Rm 102
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 229 / 230
    Section 001
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Caleb Simmons
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 229 / 230
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 229 / 230

    RELI 370A – History of the Jews: Modern Jewish History
  • Cross Listed
  • Gen Ed Diversity Emphasis
  • Tier 2 Individuals & Societies
  • Survey of major political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments in the history of Diaspora Jewry: Modern Jewish history.

    Section 001
    Days MoWeFr
    Location C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 103
    Time 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
    Instructor Gil Ribak
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 8 / 40
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 103
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 8 / 40

    RELI 372A – History and Religion of Israel in Ancient Times -- The Biblical Period
  • Cross Listed
  • Gen Ed Diversity Emphasis
  • Tier 2 Humanities
  • Survey of the history and religion of ancient Israel. Biblical period through the Babylonian Exile; introduction to the Hebrew Bible.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Aero & Mech Engr, Rm S336
    Time 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    Instructor Beth Nakhai
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 16 / 30
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Aero & Mech Engr, Rm S336
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 16 / 30

    RELI 372A – History and Religion of Israel in Ancient Times -- The Biblical Period
  • Cross Listed
  • Gen Ed Diversity Emphasis
  • Tier 2 Humanities
  • Honors Course
  • Survey of the history and religion of ancient Israel. Biblical period through the Babylonian Exile; introduction to the Hebrew Bible.

    Section 002
    Days TuTh
    Location Aero & Mech Engr, Rm S336
    Time 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
    Instructor Beth Nakhai
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 19 / 30
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Aero & Mech Engr, Rm S336
    • Time: 12:30 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 19 / 30

    RELI 372B – History & Religion of Israel in Ancient Times: Ezra-Nehemiah to the Roman Empire
  • Cross Listed
  • Gen Ed Diversity Emphasis
  • Tier 2 Humanities
  • Survey of the history and religion of ancient Israel. Ezra-Nehemiah to the Roman Empire, with emphasis on the formation of rabbinic Judaism.

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Abigail Limmer
    Date Mar 12 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 5 / 40
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Mar 12 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 5 / 40

    RELI 381 – African/Indigenous Religions
  • Cross Listed
  • Gen Ed Diversity Emphasis
  • Tier 2 Humanities
  • This course examines religious beliefs in Africa in order to illuminate connections between religion and culture on that continent, and to examine the relationship between religio-culture and the socio-economic and political forces that shape contemporary African societies.

    Section 001
    Days MoWe
    Location C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 307
    Time 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    Instructor Julian Kunnie
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 22 / 30
    • Days: MoWe
    • Location: C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 307
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 22 / 30

    RELI 389 – Middle Eastern Ethnic and Religious Minorities
  • Cross Listed
  • Writing Emphasis Course
  • Overview of ethnic and religious minorities in the contemporary Middle East, study of ethnic and religious diversity and its origin and manifestations in the modern Middle East. Examination of how the concept of religious and ethnic minority has emerged as a key factor in state policies towards minorities as well as the cultural, economic, political, religious, and educational lives of its people.

    Section 001
    Days MoWeFr
    Location Engineering, Rm 307
    Time 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
    Instructor Unassigned
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 12 / 30
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Unassigned
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: Engineering, Rm 307
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 12 / 30

    RELI 399 – Independent Study
    Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.

    Section 010
    Days
    Location
    Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Instructor Robert Burns
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 5
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 5
    Section 012
    Days
    Location
    Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Instructor Karen Borek
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 3
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 3
    Section 014
    Days
    Location
    Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Instructor Caleb Simmons
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 10
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 10
    Section 015
    Days
    Location
    Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 3
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 3

    RELI 399H – Honors Independent Study
  • Honors Course
  • Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.

    Section 014
    Days
    Location
    Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Instructor Donna Swaim
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 30
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 30

    RELI 408 – The Renaissance
  • Cross Listed
  • Europe between the 14th and 16th centuries with special emphasis on Italy as the seat of the Renaissance. Topics include the city states, humanism, the Church in an age of Schism and secularization, Renaissance art, the New Monarchies and European exploration and imperialism.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 303
    Time 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    Instructor Marjorie Plummer
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 10 / 40
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Marjorie Plummer
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 303
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 10 / 40

    RELI 415 – God and the Problem of Evil
  • Cross Listed
  • Honors Contract
  • A critical study of philosophical and religious theories regarding the role of God in the existence of evil, the sources of these theories in sacred texts of monotheistic religions, and the relationship between religion and violence in contemporary global cultures.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Engineering, Rm 307
    Time 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    Instructor Karen Borek
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 11 / 25
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Engineering, Rm 307
    • Time: 9:30 AM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 11 / 25

    RELI 420 – Archaic Greek Sanctuaries
  • Cross Listed
  • Honors Contract
  • Writing Emphasis Course
  • This course therefore concentrates on the evidence for Greek sanctuary sites between 1000 and 600 B.C. We examine the excavated material from numerous sanctuary sites, including architectural remains (temples and/or altars), votive offerings of bronze and clay, and any other evidence revealing religious practices during these formative years. The role the sanctuaries played in society is also considered with a view to their political, social, economic and spiritual implications for Archaic Greek life.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 240
    Time 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    Instructor Mary Voyatzis
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 11 / 30
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 240
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 11 / 30

    RELI 428A – Globalization, the Environment, and Indigenous Religions
  • Cross Listed
  • Honors Contract
  • Writing Emphasis Course
  • This course discusses the impact of globalization on the environment and ecology, with a particular focus on indigenous cultures and religions in the context of environmental instability.

    Section 001
    Days MoWe
    Location Learning Services Bldg, Rm 107
    Time 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    Instructor Julian Kunnie
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 5 / 25
    • Days: MoWe
    • Location: Learning Services Bldg, Rm 107
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 5 / 25

    RELI 431 – The Divine Comedy by Dante
  • Cross Listed
  • Honors Contract
  • This course examines Dante's masterpiece, "The Divine Comedy", the poet's life and other works. The primary focus is on "The Divine Comedy" and its influence on European literature and culture. Other texts will be included.

    Section 001
    Days MoWeFr
    Location Education, Rm 320
    Time 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
    Instructor Fabian Alfie
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 10 / 25
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: Education, Rm 320
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 10 / 25

    RELI 454 – The Spanish Inquisition
  • Cross Listed
  • The Inquisition in Spanish, European, & ethnic history: its bureaucracy and procedures; its festivities, its victims, New and Old Christians; and witches. Social, economic, and demographic context.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location L F Marshall Bldg, Rm 426
    Time 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
    Instructor David Graizbord
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 6 / 20
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: L F Marshall Bldg, Rm 426
    • Time: 4:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 6 / 20

    RELI 475 – Religion and the Law
  • Cross Listed
  • Honors Contract
  • The evolving relationship between law and religion has had a profound influence on American political life and discourse since the country's founding. This course is designed to develop familiarity with that history and the resulting major tenets of the First Amendment's religion clauses. Taking as our starting point the concept of the separation of church and state, we examine what this idea has meant in U.S. Constitutional law. Class time will be structured around in-depth study of the Constitution and of Supreme Court precedents, and will integrate these formative Supreme Court decisions and decisions from state and lower federal courts into the social and historical contexts from which they derive meaning. In addition, the course will survey the scholarly treatment of such threshold questions as the meaning of "religion" in society, and will evaluate the evolving notion of religious liberty in a pluralistic society. We conclude with an examination of current legal debates and cases and of the prominent role of religious discourse about law, social change, politics and culture in today's society.

    Section 001
    Days MoWeFr
    Location C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 303
    Time 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
    Instructor Judith Mcdaniel
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 43 / 45
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 303
    • Time: 1:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 43 / 45

    RELI 482 – Tantric Buddhism
  • Cross Listed
  • Writing Emphasis Course
  • What is ritual? Tantric Buddhism employs ritual in radical ways to work towards the goal of enlightenment in this very lifetime. This course provides an introduction to the principles of tantric ritual, including themes of guru devotion, rites of consecration, vows of secrecy, and visualization practice. In particular, the course guides students in contemplating what it means to imagine oneself as a deity as a means of attaining enlightenment. The importance of ritual to the practice of Tantric Buddhism invites us to reflect upon the larger significance of "ritual" for understanding tantra, Buddhism, and religion at large. The course culminates in an in-class colloquium aimed at defining ritual in dialogue with tantric materials.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 232
    Time 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    Instructor Rae Dachille-Hey
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 12 / 25
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 232
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 12 / 25

    RELI 484A – History of East Asian Buddhism
  • Cross Listed
  • Gen Ed Diversity Emphasis
  • Buddhism in China, Korea and Japan with emphasis on the relationship between East Asian Buddhist thought and practice and the various historical contexts in which they emerged.

    Section 001
    Days
    Location
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Unassigned
    Date Dec 31 - Dec 31
    Status Closed
    Enrollment 1 / 22
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Unassigned
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Dec 31 - Dec 31
    • Status: Closed
    • Enrollment: 1 / 22

    RELI 490 – Indian Religions and Spirituality
  • Cross Listed
  • Pass/Fail Option
  • Examines the positive (curing, harmony with the natural world, etc.) aspects of Indian religions. Indian medicine men may participate in the course at various junctures.

    Section 001
    Days We
    Location Psychology, Rm 307
    Time 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 8 / 30
    • Days: We
    • Location: Psychology, Rm 307
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 8 / 30

    RELI 491 – Preceptorship
    Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of instruction and practice in actual service in a department, program, or discipline. Requires faculty member approval, preceptor application on file with department.

    Section 001
    Days
    Location
    Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Instructor Konden Smith
    Date Mar 12 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 3
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Mar 12 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 3
    Section 013
    Days
    Location
    Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Instructor Karen Seat
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 5
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 5
    Section 014
    Days
    Location
    Time 1:00 AM - 1:00 AM
    Instructor Hester Oberman
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 1
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 1:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 1
    Section 015
    Days
    Location
    Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Instructor Grant Adamson
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 30
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 30

    RELI 496G – Islamic Law and Society
  • Cross Listed
  • Writing Emphasis Course
  • This course focuses on Islamic Law and Society, topics such as the life and teachings of Muhammad, political and theological controversies, and the classical tradition of Islam.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Saguaro Hall, Rm 225
    Time 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    Instructor Scott Lucas
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 11 / 30
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Saguaro Hall, Rm 225
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 11 / 30

    RELI 498 – Senior Capstone
    A culminating experience for majors involving a substantive project that demonstrates a synthesis of learning accumulated in the major, including broadly comprehensive knowledge of the discipline and its methodologies. Senior standing required.

    Section 014
    Days MoWe
    Location Learn Srvc Bldg, Rm 246
    Time 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    Instructor Caleb Simmons
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 8 / 15
    • Days: MoWe
    • Location: Learn Srvc Bldg, Rm 246
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 8 / 15

    RELI 498H – Honors Thesis
  • Honors Course
  • An honors thesis is required of all the students graduating with honors. Students ordinarily sign up for this course as a two-semester sequence. The first semester the student performs research under the supervision of a faculty member; the second semester the student writes an honors thesis.

    Section 014
    Days
    Location
    Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Instructor Hester Oberman
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 3
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 3

    RELI 499 – Independent Study
    Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.

    Section 019
    Days
    Location
    Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Instructor Steven Martinson
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 5
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 5

    RELI 499H – Honors Independent Study
  • Honors Course
  • Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.

    Section 010
    Days
    Location
    Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Instructor Unassigned
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 1
    • +
    • Section: 010
    • Instructor:Unassigned
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 1
    Section 015
    Days
    Location
    Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Instructor Karen Borek
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 3
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 3
    Section 017
    Days
    Location
    Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Instructor Hester Oberman
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 3
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 3

    RELI 520 – Archaic Greek Sanctuaries
  • Cross Listed
  • This course concentrates on the evidence for Greek sanctuary sites between 1000 and 600 B.C. We examine the excavated material from numerous sanctuary sites, including architectural remains (temples and/or altars), votive offerings of bronze and clay, and any other evidence revealing religious practices during these formative years. The role the sanctuaries played in society is also considered with a view to their political, social, economic and spiritual implications for Archaic Greek life. Graduate-level requirements include a more extensive paper than undergraduates.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 240
    Time 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    Instructor Mary Voyatzis
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 11 / 30
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 240
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 11 / 30

    RELI 528A – Globalization, the Environment, and Indigenous Religions
  • Cross Listed
  • This course discusses the impact of globalization on the environment and ecology, with a particular focus on indigenous cultures and religions in the context of environmental instability. Graduate-level requirements include a 25-30 page double-spaced research synthesis and reflective paper that reflects your understanding of Globalization and the Environment and 4 book reviews from books used in class.

    Section 001
    Days MoWe
    Location Learning Services Bldg, Rm 107
    Time 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    Instructor Julian Kunnie
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 5 / 25
    • Days: MoWe
    • Location: Learning Services Bldg, Rm 107
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 5 / 25

    RELI 554 – The Spanish Inquisition
  • Cross Listed
  • The Inquisition in Spanish, European, & ethnic history: its bureaucracy and procedures; its festivities, its victims, New and Old Christians; and witches. Social, economic, and demographic context. Graduate-level requirements include graduate students studying more deeply the economic, social and demographic context of the Inquisition, through more scholarly reading, discussion and writing.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location L F Marshall Bldg, Rm 426
    Time 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
    Instructor David Graizbord
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 1 / 10
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: L F Marshall Bldg, Rm 426
    • Time: 4:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 1 / 10

    RELI 582 – Tantric Buddhism
  • Cross Listed
  • What is ritual? Tantric Buddhism employs ritual in radical ways to work towards the goal of enlightenment in this very lifetime. This course provides an introduction to the principles of tantric ritual, including themes of guru devotion, rites of consecration, vows of secrecy, and visualization practice. In particular, the course guides students in contemplating what it means to imagine oneself as a deity as a means of attaining enlightenment. The importance of ritual to the practice of Tantric Buddhism invites us to reflect upon the larger significance of "ritual" for understanding tantra, Buddhism, and religion at large. The course culminates in an in-class colloquium aimed at defining ritual in dialogue with tantric materials. Graduate-level requirements include additional class presentations on research topics which will build upon the themes of the class to provide additional context, investigate a particular topic in greater depth, or diversify the scope of the material.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 232
    Time 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    Instructor Rae Dachille-Hey
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 12 / 25
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 232
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 12 / 25

    RELI 596G – Islamic Law and Society
  • Cross Listed
  • Writing Emphasis Course
  • This course focuses on Islamic Law and Society, topics such as the life and teachings of Muhammad, political and theological controversies, and the classical tradition of Islam. Graduate-level requirements include at least one in-class presentation of the assigned readings for the week, including distribution of an outline and active leading of subsequent discussion.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Saguaro Hall, Rm 225
    Time 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    Instructor Scott Lucas
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 11 / 10
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Saguaro Hall, Rm 225
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 11 / 10

    RELI 599 – Independent Study
    Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work.

    Section 001
    Days
    Location
    Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Instructor Robert Burns
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 2
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 2