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Fall 2019
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 Shyling Glaze
    Date Oct 17 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 14 / 60
    • +
    • Section: 101
    • Instructor:Shyling Glaze
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Oct 17 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 14 / 60

    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 001
    Days MoWeFr
    Location R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 150
    Time 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
    Instructor Brett Slominski
    Date Aug 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 73 / 100
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 150
    • Time: 1:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 73 / 100
    Section 002
    Days MoWeFr
    Location Chemistry, Rm 134
    Time 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
    Instructor Daisy Vargas
    Date Sep 30 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 42 / 140
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: Chemistry, Rm 134
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Sep 30 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 42 / 140
    Section 003
    Days MoWeFr
    Location Chemistry, Rm 134
    Time 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
    Instructor Daisy Vargas
    Date Sep 30 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 42 / 140
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: Chemistry, Rm 134
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Sep 30 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 42 / 140

    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 Phys-Atmos Sci, Rm 201
    Time 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    Instructor Caleb Simmons
    Date Aug 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 188 / 234
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Phys-Atmos Sci, Rm 201
    • Time: 9:30 AM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 188 / 234

    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 M Pacheco ILC, Rm 119
    Time 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
    Instructor Grant Adamson
    Date Aug 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 59 / 60
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: M Pacheco ILC, Rm 119
    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 59 / 60

    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 Meinel Optical Sci, Rm 410
    Time 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
    Instructor Alison Jameson
    Date Aug 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 51 / 76
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: Meinel Optical Sci, Rm 410
    • Time: 9:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 51 / 76

    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 001
    Days MoWeFr
    Location Modern Languages, Rm 350
    Time 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
    Instructor Brett Slominski
    Date Aug 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 122 / 137
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: Modern Languages, Rm 350
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 122 / 137
    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Konden Smith
    Date Aug 26 - Oct 16
    Status Closed
    Enrollment 100 / 100
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Oct 16
    • Status: Closed
    • Enrollment: 100 / 100
    Section 201
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Konden Smith
    Date Aug 26 - Oct 16
    Status Closed
    Enrollment 50 / 50
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Oct 16
    • Status: Closed
    • Enrollment: 50 / 50

    RELI 160D5 – Spirituality, Ceremony, and Saints of the Southwest
  • Gen Ed Diversity Emphasis
  • Tier 1 Traditions and Cultures
  • Honors Contract
  • An introduction to the religious history and contemporary religious diversity of the region currently known as the American Southwest, focusing on a variety of topics such as land based spirituality, shrines, pilgrimage, folk saints, religious syncretism, and New Age movements. The religious landscape of this area includes the traditions of indigenous communities, Spanish colonial descendants, Mexican Americans, Anglos, and immigrants from around the globe.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location M Pacheco ILC, Rm 120
    Time 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
    Date Aug 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 95 / 184
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: M Pacheco ILC, Rm 120
    • Time: 12:30 PM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 95 / 184

    RELI 203 – Religion and Medicine in the Western Healing Traditions
  • Tier 2 Humanities
  • Honors Contract
  • An examination of the intersection between medicine and healing in western healing traditions, from ancient times to the modern era. Key scientific and humanistic questions will be addressed.

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Hester Oberman
    Date Aug 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 57 / 60
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 57 / 60

    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 Oct 17 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 44 / 50
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Oct 17 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 44 / 50

    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 Aug 26 - Oct 16
    Status Open
    Enrollment 36 / 60
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Oct 16
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 36 / 60

    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 001
    Days TuTh
    Location M Pacheco ILC, Rm 119
    Time 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    Instructor Shyling Glaze
    Date Aug 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 39 / 60
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Shyling Glaze
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: M Pacheco ILC, Rm 119
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 39 / 60

    RELI 271 – The History of Christianity
  • Cross Listed
  • This course examines the history of the great diversity of beliefs, practices, ways of life, and forms of authority among Christians, and especially conflicts about these. Not narrowly theological, the course construes Christianity broadly, treating, for example, society, culture, and art.

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Cory Davis
    Date Oct 17 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 30 / 30
    • +
    • Section: 101
    • Instructor:Cory Davis
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Oct 17 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 30 / 30
    Section 201
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Cory Davis
    Date Oct 17 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 30 / 30
    • +
    • Section: 201
    • Instructor:Cory Davis
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Oct 17 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 30 / 30

    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 R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 305
    Time 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
    Instructor Austin O'Malley
    Date Aug 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 46 / 80
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Austin O'Malley
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 305
    • Time: 1:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 46 / 80
    Section 002
    Days MoWeFr
    Location R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 305
    Time 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
    Instructor Austin O'Malley
    Date Aug 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 46 / 80
    • +
    • Section: 002
    • Instructor:Austin O'Malley
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 305
    • Time: 1:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 46 / 80

    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 MoWeFr
    Location Modern Languages, Rm 311
    Time 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
    Instructor Courtney Friesen
    Date Aug 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 32 / 60
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: Modern Languages, Rm 311
    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 32 / 60
    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Grant Adamson
    Date Oct 17 - Dec 11
    Status Closed
    Enrollment 5 / 5
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Oct 17 - Dec 11
    • Status: Closed
    • Enrollment: 5 / 5
    Section 201
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Grant Adamson
    Date Oct 17 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 19 / 25
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Oct 17 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 19 / 25

    RELI 302 – Ellis Island, 9/11, and Border Walls: Religion and Immigration in the U.S.
  • Gen Ed Diversity Emphasis
  • Tier 2 Individuals & Societies
  • Honors Contract
  • This course will explore the central role of religion in shaping constructions of race and ethnicity in U.S. history, especially in light of immigration debates. Since the country's founding, immigrants have expanded ethnic and religious diversity in the United States in the face of powerful anti-immigrant movements. Students will engage with in-depth studies of immigrant communities who shaped the American religious and ethnic landscape, including diverse American expressions of religions such as Roman Catholicism, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Evangelical Protestantism, and Vodou.

    Section 001
    Days MoWeFr
    Location Engineering, Rm 311
    Time 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
    Instructor Daisy Vargas
    Date Aug 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 11 / 28
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: Engineering, Rm 311
    • Time: 9:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 11 / 28

    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 150
    Time 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
    Instructor Alexander Nava
    Date Aug 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 113 / 140
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: M Pacheco ILC, Rm 150
    • Time: 12:30 PM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 113 / 140

    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 MoWeFr
    Location Chemistry, Rm 126
    Time 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
    Instructor Grant Adamson
    Date Aug 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 34 / 35
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: Chemistry, Rm 126
    • Time: 12:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 34 / 35

    RELI 306 – Christianity in the Greco-Roman World
  • Tier 2 Individuals & Societies
  • Honors Contract
  • Investigates the emergence of Christianity in the first four centuries of the Greco-Roman milieu.

    Section 201
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Grant Adamson
    Date Aug 26 - Oct 16
    Status Open
    Enrollment 21 / 25
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Oct 16
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 21 / 25

    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 Benjamin Miller
    Date Aug 26 - Oct 16
    Status Open
    Enrollment 30 / 30
    • +
    • Section: 101
    • Instructor:Benjamin Miller
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Oct 16
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 30 / 30
    Section 201
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Benjamin Miller
    Date Aug 26 - Oct 16
    Status Open
    Enrollment 30 / 30
    • +
    • Section: 201
    • Instructor:Benjamin Miller
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Oct 16
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 30 / 30

    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 26 - Oct 16
    Status Open
    Enrollment 35 / 35
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Oct 16
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 35 / 35

    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 Modern Languages, Rm 410
    Time 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
    Instructor Kristy Slominski
    Date Aug 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 27 / 50
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Modern Languages, Rm 410
    • Time: 12:30 PM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 27 / 50

    RELI 329 – Jewish--Christian Relations
  • Cross Listed
  • Explores the parallel and intersecting paths that both Jewish and Christian communities have taken toward theologies of self-identity.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Modern Languages, Rm 210
    Time 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
    Instructor Max Strassfeld
    Date Aug 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 9 / 40
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Modern Languages, Rm 210
    • Time: 12:30 PM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 9 / 40

    RELI 332 – The Holocaust: Witnesses and Representations
  • 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 Modern Languages, Rm 203
    Time 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Instructor Bryan Davis
    Date Aug 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 9 / 20
    • Days: Tu
    • Location: Modern Languages, Rm 203
    • Time: 6:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 9 / 20

    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 MoWe
    Location Education, Rm 349
    Time 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
    Instructor Yaseen Noorani
    Date Aug 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 17 / 46
    • Days: MoWe
    • Location: Education, Rm 349
    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 17 / 46
    Section 001
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Yaseen Noorani
    Date Aug 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 17 / 46
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 17 / 46

    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 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    Instructor Alexander Nava
    Date Aug 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 85 / 125
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: M Pacheco ILC, Rm 150
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 85 / 125

    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 002
    Days TuTh
    Location Gittings Bldg, Rm 201
    Time 5:00 PM - 6:15 PM
    Instructor Hester Oberman
    Date Aug 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 40 / 132
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Gittings Bldg, Rm 201
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 40 / 132

    RELI 342 – Persian World
  • Tier 2 Humanities
  • This course provides students with a critical understanding of the histories and cultures of the Persian-speaking world, which includes the communities in Persian, Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, China, Pakistan, India, Turkey, Iraq, United States, Israel, United Arab Emirates, Canada, and European countries. This course introduces students to the Persian civilization from a variety of approaches. This course will help students to engage with major historical and cultural developments in Persian history and civilization. In light of the disciplinary methodologies related to those fields, students will study the texts and material culture of Iran in order to understand historical, literary, and political developments within their social contexts. Eventually, students will gain an understanding of how Persia developed into a world power, how it was divided, and how it continued to exist as a cultural concept. Students will read texts in English, watch films, and experience music, dance, and food. Through a comparative and critical approach, the course will also examine the value and limitations of theoretical perspectives offered by related disciplines such as literary, political science, religion, and cultural studies. Teaching will include lectures, discussions, and learner-centered activities using cooperative learning techniques. There will be live and interactive performances in some of the sessions on food and dance. Readings will be accompanied by short video and/or audio clips. All learning materials including articles, chapters, films, audios, etc. will be uploaded on the course's website and D2L.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Modern Languages, Rm 212
    Time 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    Instructor Kamran Talattof
    Date Aug 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 19 / 30
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Modern Languages, Rm 212
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 19 / 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 Oct 17 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 10 / 50
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Oct 17 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 10 / 50

    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 214
    Time 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    Date Aug 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 9 / 30
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Modern Languages, Rm 214
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 9 / 30

    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 TuTh
    Location R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 150
    Time 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    Instructor Max Strassfeld
    Date Aug 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 94 / 140
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 150
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 94 / 140
    Section 002
    Days TuTh
    Location Modern Languages, Rm 311
    Time 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    Instructor Kristy Slominski
    Date Aug 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 50 / 100
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Modern Languages, Rm 311
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 50 / 100

    RELI 370B – History of the Jews: Cultural Loss and Resilience from the Middle Ages to the French Revolution
  • Gen Ed Diversity Emphasis
  • Tier 2 Individuals & Societies
  • Survey of major political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments in the history of Diaspora Jewry from the Middle ages to the French Revolution.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 308
    Time 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    Instructor David Graizbord
    Date Aug 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 22 / 30
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 308
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 22 / 30
    Section 001
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor David Graizbord
    Date Aug 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 22 / 30
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 22 / 30

    RELI 370B – History of the Jews: Cultural Loss and Resilience from the Middle Ages to the French Revolution
  • 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 from the Middle ages to the French Revolution.

    Section 002
    Days TuTh
    Location C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 308
    Time 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    Instructor David Graizbord
    Date Aug 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 22 / 30
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 308
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 22 / 30
    Section 002
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor David Graizbord
    Date Aug 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 22 / 30
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 22 / 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 001
    Days TuTh
    Location
    Time 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    Instructor Beth Nakhai
    Date Oct 17 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 13 / 24
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location:
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Oct 17 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 13 / 24

    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 001
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor J Edward Wright
    Date Aug 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 30 / 30
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 30 / 30

    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 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
    Instructor Julian Kunnie
    Date Aug 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 32 / 32
    • Days: MoWe
    • Location: C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 307
    • Time: 1:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 32 / 32
    Section 001
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Julian Kunnie
    Date Aug 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 32 / 32
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 32 / 32

    RELI 387 – The History of Anti-Semitism
  • Cross Listed
  • This course examines various definitions of anti-Semitism and traces the history of anti-Semitism (or "anti-Judaism") from the earliest arguments between Christianizing Jews and Judaizing Christians to the birth of Islam, through the period of Muslim expansion and the Crusades, to the Middle Ages, the Enlightenment, and the Holocaust. It looks at the differences among various types of Christian anti-Semitism, Muslim anti-Semitism, and Jewish anti-Semitism, and concludes with a look at contemporary forms of anti-Semitism.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Modern Languages, Rm 506
    Time 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
    Instructor David Graizbord
    Date Aug 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 7 / 10
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Modern Languages, Rm 506
    • Time: 4:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 7 / 10

    RELI 387 – The History of Anti-Semitism
  • Cross Listed
  • Honors Course
  • This course examines various definitions of anti-Semitism and traces the history of anti-Semitism (or "anti-Judaism") from the earliest arguments between Christianizing Jews and Judaizing Christians to the birth of Islam, through the period of Muslim expansion and the Crusades, to the Middle Ages, the Enlightenment, and the Holocaust. It looks at the differences among various types of Christian anti-Semitism, Muslim anti-Semitism, and Jewish anti-Semitism, and concludes with a look at contemporary forms of anti-Semitism.

    Section 002
    Days TuTh
    Location Modern Languages, Rm 506
    Time 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
    Instructor David Graizbord
    Date Aug 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 7 / 10
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Modern Languages, Rm 506
    • Time: 4:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 7 / 10

    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 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Unassigned
    Date Oct 17 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 25 / 30
    • +
    • Section: 101
    • Instructor:Unassigned
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Oct 17 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 25 / 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 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 3
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • 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 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 10
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 10

    RELI 401B – Early Christian Literature: Latin Texts
  • Cross Listed
  • Early Christian and late antique literatures document one of the most significant periods of the human past. This period witnessed and helped to inaugurate the gradual transformation of classical society, government, and religion into three distinct cultures-the Medieval West, Byzantine, and Islamic. The western Mediterranean formed a European, Christian society made up of distinct European nations. In the eastern Mediterranean, the Roman Empire continued as the "Byzantine Empire," and the seventh century saw the birth of another major world religion, Islam, along with the Islamic caliphate. Early Christian and late antique literatures are characterized by a rich interdisciplinarity, but the social, religious, and political impact of Christianity is at the core of the Latin literature of this period. One particular focus of the course will be the "conflict" between Christian and pagan Latin literature- the problem of how to reconcile the literary inheritance of the pagan past with the Christian present. The texts of Tertullian and Jerome are the loci classici for the discussion of Christian attitudes to pagan literature and culture, a theme we will address first in their texts and then in all subsequent readings. Although our course will include source readings from the wider Latin West (e.g. North Africa and Gaul), our focus will be upon the dramatic transformation of fourth-century Rome into the Primatial See of the Catholic Church and the destination of religious pilgrimage-the new Jerusalem.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Modern Languages, Rm 203
    Time 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    Instructor Cynthia White
    Date Aug 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 6 / 20
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Modern Languages, Rm 203
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 6 / 20

    RELI 405A – 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 Paul Milliman
    Date Oct 17 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 26 / 30
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Oct 17 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 26 / 30
    Section 201
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Paul Milliman
    Date Oct 17 - Dec 11
    Status Closed
    Enrollment 26 / 30
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Oct 17 - Dec 11
    • Status: Closed
    • Enrollment: 26 / 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 C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 307
    Time 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
    Instructor Julian Kunnie
    Date Aug 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 13 / 30
    • Days: MoWe
    • Location: C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 307
    • Time: 3:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 13 / 30

    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 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 10 / 24
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 406A
    • Time: 12:30 PM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 10 / 24

    RELI 484 – 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 We
    Location Education, Rm 502
    Time 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
    Instructor Jiang Wu
    Date Aug 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 9 / 25
    • Days: We
    • Location: Education, Rm 502
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 9 / 25
    Section 001
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Jiang Wu
    Date Aug 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 9 / 25
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 9 / 25

    RELI 485 – History of Japanese Religions: Ancient
  • Cross Listed
  • Gen Ed Diversity Emphasis
  • A selective survey of Japanese religious history from earliest times through the 11th century. Topics covered may include prehistoric religions; the development of Shinto; Nara-period state Buddhism; tantric Buddhism in the Heian period; and spirit possession and exorcism.

    Section 001
    Days We
    Location Modern Languages, Rm 505
    Time 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Instructor Takashi Miura
    Date Aug 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 18 / 20
    • Days: We
    • Location: Modern Languages, Rm 505
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 18 / 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 Grant Adamson
    Date Aug 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 2 / 5
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 2 / 5

    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 010
    Days
    Location
    Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Instructor Rae Dachille-Hey
    Date Aug 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 5
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 5
    Section 014
    Days
    Location
    Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Instructor Alexander Nava
    Date Aug 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 5
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 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 014
    Days
    Location
    Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Instructor Alexander Nava
    Date Aug 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 5
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 5
    Section 017
    Days
    Location
    Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Instructor Konden Smith
    Date Aug 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 3
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • 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 016
    Days
    Location
    Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Instructor Karen Borek
    Date Aug 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 5
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 5
    Section 017
    Days
    Location
    Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Instructor Caleb Simmons
    Date Aug 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 20
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 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 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 10
    • +
    • Section: 017
    • Instructor:Unassigned
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 10

    RELI 501B – Early Christian Literature: Latin Texts
  • Cross Listed
  • Early Christian and late antique literatures document one of the most significant periods of the human past. This period witnessed and helped to inaugurate the gradual transformation of classical society, government, and religion into three distinct cultures¿the Medieval West, Byzantine, and Islamic. The western Mediterranean formed a European, Christian society made up of distinct European nations. In the eastern Mediterranean, the Roman Empire continued as the "Byzantine Empire," and the seventh century saw the birth of another major world religion, Islam, along with the Islamic caliphate. Early Christian and late antique literatures are characterized by a rich interdisciplinarity, but the social, religious, and political impact of Christianity is at the core of the Latin literature of this period. One particular focus of the course will be the ¿conflict¿ between Christian and pagan Latin literature¿the problem of how to reconcile the literary inheritance of the pagan past with the Christian present. The texts of Tertullian and Jerome are the loci classici for the discussion of Christian attitudes to pagan literature and culture, a theme we will address first in their texts and then in all subsequent readings. Although our course will include source readings from the wider Latin West (e.g. North Africa and Gaul), our focus will be upon the dramatic transformation of fourth-century Rome into the Primatial See of the Catholic Church and the destination of religious pilgrimage -- the new Jerusalem. Graduate-level requirements include a ten-page research paper or instructional module. Alternatively, a graduate-level translation of Latin texts may be an option with the approval of the instructor.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Modern Languages, Rm 203
    Time 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    Instructor Cynthia White
    Date Aug 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 6 / 20
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Modern Languages, Rm 203
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 6 / 20

    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 C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 307
    Time 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
    Instructor Julian Kunnie
    Date Aug 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 13 / 30
    • Days: MoWe
    • Location: C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 307
    • Time: 3:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 13 / 30

    RELI 585 – History of Japanese Religions: Ancient
  • Cross Listed
  • A selective survey of Japanese religious history from earliest times through the 11th century. Topics covered may include prehistoric religions; the development of Shinto; Nara-period state Buddhism; tantric Buddhism in the Heian period; and spirit possession and exorcism. Graduate-level requirements include oral presentations and longer, more in-depth papers.

    Section 001
    Days We
    Location Modern Languages, Rm 505
    Time 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Instructor Takashi Miura
    Date Aug 26 - Dec 11
    Status Open
    Enrollment 18 / 20
    • Days: We
    • Location: Modern Languages, Rm 505
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Aug 26 - Dec 11
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 18 / 20
    Winter 2019
    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 23 - Jan 14
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 16
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Dec 23 - Jan 14
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 16
    Section 102
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Caleb Simmons
    Date Dec 23 - Jan 14
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 16
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Dec 23 - Jan 14
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 16

    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 23 - Jan 14
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 20
    • +
    • Section: 101
    • Instructor:Jinhui Wu
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Dec 23 - Jan 14
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 20

    RELI 332 – The Holocaust: Witnesses and Representations
  • Cross Listed
  • This course is an exploration of the Holocaust (Shoah) through the experiences, roles and responses of Jewish individuals as represented through various media and genre including diary, testimony (oral), memoir, monument, poetry, photography, graphic novel, personal letters and film.

    Section 101
    Days
    Location
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Deborah Kaye
    Date Dec 23 - Jan 14
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 30
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Dec 23 - Jan 14
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 30

    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 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Caleb Simmons
    Date Dec 23 - Jan 14
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 16
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Dec 23 - Jan 14
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 16
    Section 102
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Caleb Simmons
    Date Dec 23 - Jan 14
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 16
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Dec 23 - Jan 14
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 16

    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 23 - Jan 14
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 16
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Dec 23 - Jan 14
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 16
    Section 102
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Caleb Simmons
    Date Dec 23 - Jan 14
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 16
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Dec 23 - Jan 14
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 16

    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
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Deborah Kaye
    Date Dec 23 - Jan 14
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 30
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Dec 23 - Jan 14
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 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 23 - Jan 14
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 30
    • +
    • Section: 101
    • Instructor:Matthew Winter
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Dec 23 - Jan 14
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 30

    RELI 489 – History of Japanese Religions: Modern
  • Cross Listed
  • Gen Ed Diversity Emphasis
  • A selective survey of the history of Japanese religion from the 16th century through the present. Topics may include Shinto and Buddhism; Christianity and its suppression; Edo-period official and popular religion; State Shinto; and Japan's "new religions" and "new new religions."

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Takashi Miura
    Date Dec 23 - Jan 14
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 20
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Dec 23 - Jan 14
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 20

    RELI 589 – History of Japanese Religions: Modern
  • Cross Listed
  • A selective survey of the history of Japanese religion from the 16th century through the present. Topics may include Shinto and Buddhism; Christianity and its suppression; Edo-period official and popular religion; State Shinto; and Japan's "new religions" and "new new religions." Graduate-level requirements include oral presentations and longer, more in-depth papers.

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Takashi Miura
    Date Dec 23 - Jan 14
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 20
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Dec 23 - Jan 14
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 20
    Spring 2020
    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 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Centrally Scheduled Request
    Time 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    Instructor Daisy Vargas
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 120
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Centrally Scheduled Request
    • Time: 9:30 AM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 120
    Section 002
    Days MoWeFr
    Location Centrally Scheduled Request
    Time 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
    Instructor Brett Slominski
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 120
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: Centrally Scheduled Request
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 120

    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 Centrally Scheduled Request
    Time 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
    Instructor Grant Adamson
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 60
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: Centrally Scheduled Request
    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 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 001
    Days MoWeFr
    Location Centrally Scheduled Request
    Time 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
    Instructor Brett Slominski
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 120
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: Centrally Scheduled Request
    • Time: 1:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 120

    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 TuTh
    Location Centrally Scheduled Request
    Time 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 30
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Centrally Scheduled Request
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 30

    RELI 203 – Religion and Medicine in the Western Healing Traditions
  • Tier 2 Humanities
  • Honors Contract
  • An examination of the intersection between medicine and healing in western healing traditions, from ancient times to the modern era. Key scientific and humanistic questions will be addressed.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Centrally Scheduled Request
    Time 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
    Instructor Hester Oberman
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 60
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Centrally Scheduled Request
    • Time: 12:30 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 60

    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 001
    Days MoWe
    Location Centrally Scheduled Request
    Time 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
    Instructor Karen Seat
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 60
    • Days: MoWe
    • Location: Centrally Scheduled Request
    • Time: 12:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 60
    Section 001
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Karen Seat
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 60
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 60
    Section 201
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Konden Smith
    Date Jan 15 - Mar 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 25
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - Mar 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 25

    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 Centrally Scheduled Request
    Time 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
    Instructor Alison Jameson
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 75
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: Centrally Scheduled Request
    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 75

    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 Centrally Scheduled Request
    Time 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 60
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Centrally Scheduled Request
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 60

    RELI 220 – Religion in Japanese Society
  • Cross Listed
  • Gen Ed Diversity Emphasis
  • Tier 2 Humanities
  • Introduction to texts, images and activities, both historical and contemporary, that comprise Japanese religion.

    Section 001
    Days MoWe
    Location Centrally Scheduled Request
    Time 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
    Instructor Takashi Miura
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 75
    • Days: MoWe
    • Location: Centrally Scheduled Request
    • Time: 1:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 75
    Section 001A
    Days Fr
    Location Centrally Scheduled Request
    Time 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
    Instructor Takashi Miura
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 25
    • Days: Fr
    • Location: Centrally Scheduled Request
    • Time: 9:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 25
    Section 001B
    Days Fr
    Location Centrally Scheduled Request
    Time 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
    Instructor Takashi Miura
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 25
    • Days: Fr
    • Location: Centrally Scheduled Request
    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 25
    Section 001C
    Days Fr
    Location Centrally Scheduled Request
    Time 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
    Instructor Takashi Miura
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 25
    • Days: Fr
    • Location: Centrally Scheduled Request
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 25

    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 Centrally Scheduled Request
    Time 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
    Instructor Leerom Medovoi
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 30
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Centrally Scheduled Request
    • Time: 12:30 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 30

    RELI 227 – Religion and Film
  • Tier 2 Arts
  • Honors Contract
  • This course explores religion and its relationship with visual storytelling culture. We will analyze, explore, and challenge various religious, pop-cultural, ideological, and moral messages as presented in various types of film, from art house cinema to blockbuster movies, and genres ranging from horror to comedy.

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Konden Smith
    Date Mar 16 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 50
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Mar 16 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 50
    Section 201
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Konden Smith
    Date Mar 16 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 25
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Mar 16 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 25

    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 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 80
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 80

    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 Centrally Scheduled Request
    Time 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
    Instructor Ana Sartorio
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 40
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: Centrally Scheduled Request
    • Time: 12:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 40

    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
    Time 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
    Instructor Austin O'Malley
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 92
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Austin O'Malley
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location:
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 92

    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
    Time 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
    Instructor Austin O'Malley
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 92
    • +
    • Section: 002
    • Instructor:Austin O'Malley
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location:
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 92

    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 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Grant Adamson
    Date Mar 16 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 50
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Mar 16 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 50
    Section 201
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Grant Adamson
    Date Mar 16 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 25
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Mar 16 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 25

    RELI 301 – Contemporary Catholic Thought
  • Gen Ed Diversity Emphasis
  • Tier 2 Individuals & Societies
  • Pass/Fail Option
  • Writing Emphasis Course
  • Development of Roman Catholic thought from the twentieth century to the present day, with an emphasis on the impact of the Second Vatican Council.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Centrally Scheduled Request
    Time 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    Instructor Daisy Vargas
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 50
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Centrally Scheduled Request
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 50

    RELI 303 – Spirituality and Sickness: Religion and Health in the U.S.
  • Gen Ed Diversity Emphasis
  • Tier 2 Humanities
  • Honors Contract
  • This course explores diverse religious and spiritual conceptions of health in the United States and their relationships to experiences of sickness and healing. It will include a critical examination of historical and contemporary cases in which religious and spiritual views of health have interacted with healthcare systems, including cases of cooperation and conflict.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Centrally Scheduled Request
    Time 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    Instructor Kristy Slominski
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 40
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Centrally Scheduled Request
    • Time: 9:30 AM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 40

    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 Th
    Location Centrally Scheduled Request
    Time 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Instructor Alexander Nava
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 115
    • Days: Th
    • Location: Centrally Scheduled Request
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 115

    RELI 306 – Christianity in the Greco-Roman World
  • Tier 2 Individuals & Societies
  • Honors Contract
  • Investigates the emergence of Christianity in the first four centuries of the Greco-Roman milieu.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Centrally Scheduled Request
    Time 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    Instructor Courtney Friesen
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 60
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Centrally Scheduled Request
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 60

    RELI 313 – Health and Medicine in Classical Antiquity
  • Cross Listed
  • 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 MoWe
    Location Centrally Scheduled Request
    Time 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
    Instructor Eleni Hasaki
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 60
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Eleni Hasaki
    • Days: MoWe
    • Location: Centrally Scheduled Request
    • Time: 12:30 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 60

    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 Centrally Scheduled Request
    Time 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    Instructor Benjamin Jens
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 40
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Centrally Scheduled Request
    • Time: 9:30 AM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 40

    RELI 332 – The Holocaust: Witnesses and Representations
  • Cross Listed
  • This course is an exploration of the Holocaust (Shoah) through the experiences, roles and responses of Jewish individuals as represented through various media and genre including diary, testimony (oral), memoir, monument, poetry, photography, graphic novel, personal letters and film.

    Section 001
    Days Tu
    Location Centrally Scheduled Request
    Time 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Instructor Bryan Davis
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 25
    • Days: Tu
    • Location: Centrally Scheduled Request
    • Time: 6:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 25

    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 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Cheikh Tijani Isselmou
    Date Mar 16 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 40
    • +
    • Section: 101
    • Instructor:Cheikh Tijani Isselmou
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Mar 16 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 40

    RELI 335 – Rap, Culture and God
  • Cross Listed
  • Gen Ed Diversity Emphasis
  • Tier 2 Humanities
  • 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 Tu
    Location Centrally Scheduled Request
    Time 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Instructor Alexander Nava
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 115
    • Days: Tu
    • Location: Centrally Scheduled Request
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 115

    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 Centrally Scheduled Request
    Time 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    Instructor Hester Oberman
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 132
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Centrally Scheduled Request
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 132

    RELI 344 – African American Religion
  • Cross Listed
  • Critical, thematic exegesis of indigenous African and Christian contributions to African American religions. Analyzes role of religion in resisting oppression and racial injustice.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Centrally Scheduled Request
    Time 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
    Instructor Erika Gault
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 60
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Centrally Scheduled Request
    • Time: 12:30 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 60

    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 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Caleb Simmons
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 150
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 150

    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 Mar 16 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 150
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Mar 16 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 150
    Section 201
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Caleb Simmons
    Date Mar 16 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 25
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Mar 16 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 25

    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 Centrally Scheduled Request
    Time 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    Instructor Rae Dachille-Hey
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 20
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Centrally Scheduled Request
    • Time: 9:30 AM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 20

    RELI 359 – Buddhism and Healing
  • Cross Listed
  • Gen Ed Diversity Emphasis
  • Tier 2 Humanities
  • Honors Contract
  • Writing Emphasis Course
  • Is Buddhism a tradition of healing? In what ways has Buddhism been involved in reviving, sustaining, and curing human individuals? This course explores relationships and encounters between Buddhism and the domains of religion, science, and medicine. It considers historical relationships between Buddhism and traditional medicine in Asia as well as contemporary Western discourses involving Buddhism in popular culture, psychology, and spirituality. Finally, it invites a critical approach to the current dialogue between Buddhism and science. In the process, it reveals hidden assumptions behind commodifying `mindfulness' and the quest to document the therapeutic impact of meditation upon health, happiness, and success in the modern age. Students will have the opportunity to apply the ideas they have learned through analysis of relevant initiatives at the U of A such as the Neuropsychology, Emotion, and Meditation [NEM] Lab and the Center for Compassion Studies as well as of broader Tucson community events like the Gem Show.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Centrally Scheduled Request
    Time 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    Instructor Rae Dachille-Hey
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 100
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Centrally Scheduled Request
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 100

    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 TuTh
    Location Centrally Scheduled Request
    Time 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    Instructor Kristy Slominski
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 120
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Centrally Scheduled Request
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 120

    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 MoWe
    Location Centrally Scheduled Request
    Time 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
    Instructor Gil Ribak
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 30
    • Days: MoWe
    • Location: Centrally Scheduled Request
    • Time: 4:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 30
    Section 001
    Days Fr
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Gil Ribak
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 30
    • Days: Fr
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 30
    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Gil Ribak
    Date Mar 16 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 25
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Mar 16 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 25

    RELI 370A – History of the Jews: Modern Jewish History
  • 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: Modern Jewish history.

    Section 002
    Days MoWe
    Location Centrally Scheduled Request
    Time 4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
    Instructor Gil Ribak
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 30
    • Days: MoWe
    • Location: Centrally Scheduled Request
    • Time: 4:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 30
    Section 002
    Days Fr
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Gil Ribak
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 30
    • Days: Fr
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 30
    Section 102
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Gil Ribak
    Date Mar 16 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 10
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Mar 16 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 10

    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 Centrally Scheduled Request
    Time 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    Instructor Beth Nakhai
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 22
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Centrally Scheduled Request
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 22

    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 Centrally Scheduled Request
    Time 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
    Instructor Beth Nakhai
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 18
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Centrally Scheduled Request
    • Time: 12:30 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 18

    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 TuTh
    Location
    Time 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    Instructor Susan Crane
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 55
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location:
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 55

    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 Centrally Scheduled Request
    Time 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
    Instructor Julian Kunnie
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 35
    • Days: MoWe
    • Location: Centrally Scheduled Request
    • Time: 1:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 35
    Section 001
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Julian Kunnie
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 35
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 35

    RELI 387 – The History of Anti-Semitism
  • Cross Listed
  • This course examines various definitions of anti-Semitism and traces the history of anti-Semitism (or "anti-Judaism") from the earliest arguments between Christianizing Jews and Judaizing Christians to the birth of Islam, through the period of Muslim expansion and the Crusades, to the Middle Ages, the Enlightenment, and the Holocaust. It looks at the differences among various types of Christian anti-Semitism, Muslim anti-Semitism, and Jewish anti-Semitism, and concludes with a look at contemporary forms of anti-Semitism.

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Deborah Kaye
    Date Mar 16 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 30
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Mar 16 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 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
    Time 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
    Instructor Saffo Papantonopoulou
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 30
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Saffo Papantonopoulou
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location:
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 30
    Section 201
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Lyndall Herman
    Date Mar 16 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 30
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Mar 16 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 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 Alexander Nava
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 5
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 5
    Section 012
    Days
    Location
    Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Instructor Karen Borek
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 3
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 3
    Section 014
    Days
    Location
    Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Instructor Caleb Simmons
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 10
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 10
    Section 015
    Days
    Location
    Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 3
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 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 014
    Days
    Location
    Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Instructor Unassigned
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 30
    • +
    • Section: 014
    • Instructor:Unassigned
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • 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 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Adam Bonikowske
    Date Mar 16 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 30
    • +
    • Section: 101
    • Instructor:Adam Bonikowske
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Mar 16 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 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 Centrally Scheduled Request
    Time 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
    Instructor Julian Kunnie
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 20
    • Days: MoWe
    • Location: Centrally Scheduled Request
    • Time: 3:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 20

    RELI 444 – Islamic Mysticism
  • Cross Listed
  • Origin and development of Sufism and its impact on Muslim and non-Muslim worlds.

    Section 001
    Days Mo
    Location L F Marshall Bldg, Rm 479
    Time 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    Instructor Unassigned
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 30
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Unassigned
    • Days: Mo
    • Location: L F Marshall Bldg, Rm 479
    • Time: 3:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 30

    RELI 481 – Jews in the Roman Empire
  • Cross Listed
  • Honors Course
  • This course explores Judaism from Late Antiquity through the beginning of the Middle Ages. Rather than a traditional survey format, we will cover this period through historical, literary, and cultural approaches to primary literature (including focus on rabbinic literature) organized thematically. Throughout, we will read primary and secondary sources on two levels: exploring the historical and literary narratives they weave about this period in Jewish history, while paying close attention to their rhetorical choices. We discuss rabbinic self-representation simultaneously as we analyze the ways historical narratives and primary texts have been mobilized in the contemporary Jewish clime. Finally, we will treat the question of how this body of literature came to be of such central importance in Jewish culture.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Centrally Scheduled Request
    Time 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
    Instructor Max Strassfeld
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 25
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Centrally Scheduled Request
    • Time: 12:30 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 25

    RELI 483 – Confucianism: The Classical Period
  • Cross Listed
  • Gen Ed Diversity Emphasis
  • Writing Emphasis Course
  • Section 001
    Days Mo
    Location Centrally Scheduled Request
    Time 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Instructor Heng Du
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 25
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Heng Du
    • Days: Mo
    • Location: Centrally Scheduled Request
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 25

    RELI 486 – History of Japanese Religions: Medieval
  • Cross Listed
  • Gen Ed Diversity Emphasis
  • Selective survey of the history of religions in Japan from the 11th century through the 16th. Topics covered may include the medieval worldview; apocalyptic thought and related practices; Pure Land Buddhism; Zen; and proselytization and religious competition in medieval Japan.

    Section 001
    Days We
    Location Centrally Scheduled Request
    Time 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Instructor Takashi Miura
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 25
    • Days: We
    • Location: Centrally Scheduled Request
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 25

    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 015
    Days
    Location
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Grant Adamson
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 30
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 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 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Learn Srvc Bldg, Rm 246
    Time 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    Instructor Max Strassfeld
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 15
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Learn Srvc Bldg, Rm 246
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 15

    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 001
    Days
    Location
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Alexander Nava
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 3
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 3
    Section 002
    Days
    Location
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Konden Smith
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 3
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 3

    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 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Rae Dachille-Hey
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 3
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • 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 001
    Days
    Location
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Caleb Simmons
    Date Mar 16 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 3
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Mar 16 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 3
    Section 019
    Days
    Location
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Unassigned
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 5
    • +
    • Section: 019
    • Instructor:Unassigned
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • 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 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Unassigned
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 1
    • +
    • Section: 010
    • Instructor:Unassigned
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 1
    Section 015
    Days
    Location
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Karen Borek
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 3
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 3
    Section 017
    Days
    Location
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Hester Oberman
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 3
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 3

    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 Centrally Scheduled Request
    Time 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
    Instructor Julian Kunnie
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 20
    • Days: MoWe
    • Location: Centrally Scheduled Request
    • Time: 3:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 20

    RELI 544 – Islamic Mysticism
  • Cross Listed
  • Origin and development of Sufism and its impact on Muslim and non-Muslim worlds.

    Section 001
    Days Mo
    Location L F Marshall Bldg, Rm 479
    Time 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    Instructor Unassigned
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 30
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Unassigned
    • Days: Mo
    • Location: L F Marshall Bldg, Rm 479
    • Time: 3:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 30

    RELI 581 – Jews in the Roman Empire
    This course explores Judaism from Late Antiquity through the beginning of the Middle Ages. Rather than a traditional survey format, we will cover this period through historical, literary, and cultural approaches to primary literature (including focus on rabbinic literature) organized thematically. Throughout, we will read primary and secondary sources on two levels: exploring the historical and literary narratives they weave about this period in Jewish history, while paying close attention to their rhetorical choices. We discuss rabbinic self-representation simultaneously as we analyze the ways historical narratives and primary texts have been mobilized in the contemporary Jewish clime. Finally, we will treat the question of how this body of literature came to be of such central importance in Jewish culture. Graduate-level requirements include a 20 page research paper at the end of term. For students with skills in Hebrew and Aramaic, a separate meeting will be convened to read the texts in the original and work on linguistic skills.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Centrally Scheduled Request
    Time 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
    Instructor Max Strassfeld
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 25
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Centrally Scheduled Request
    • Time: 12:30 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 25

    RELI 583 – Confucianism: The Classical Period
  • Cross Listed
  • Section 001
    Days Mo
    Location Centrally Scheduled Request
    Time 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Instructor Heng Du
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 25
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Heng Du
    • Days: Mo
    • Location: Centrally Scheduled Request
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 25

    RELI 586 – History of Japanese Religions: Medieval
  • Cross Listed
  • Selective survey of the history of religions in Japan from the 11th century through the 16th. Topics covered may include the medieval worldview; apocalyptic thought and related practices; Pure Land Buddhism; Zen; and proselytization and religious competition in medieval Japan. Graduate-level requirements include oral presentations and longer, more in-depth papers.

    Section 001
    Days We
    Location Centrally Scheduled Request
    Time 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Instructor Takashi Miura
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 25
    • Days: We
    • Location: Centrally Scheduled Request
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 25

    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 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Robert Burns
    Date Jan 15 - May 6
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 2
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 15 - May 6
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 2