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Spring 2018
RELIGIOUS STUDIES

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

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Alison Jameson
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 44 / 100
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 44 / 100

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

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Konden Smith
    Date Mar 12 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 99 / 100
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Mar 12 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 99 / 100

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

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Gallagher Theater
    Time 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    Instructor Eric Steinschneider
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Closed
    Enrollment 230 / 228
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Gallagher Theater
    • Time: 9:30 AM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Closed
    • Enrollment: 230 / 228

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

    Section 001
    Days MoWeFr
    Location Social Sciences, Rm 222
    Time 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
    Instructor Grant Adamson
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 53 / 60
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: Social Sciences, Rm 222
    • Time: 12:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 53 / 60

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

    Section 001
    Days MoWeFr
    Location Social Sciences, Rm 222
    Time 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
    Instructor Grant Adamson
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 32 / 40
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: Social Sciences, Rm 222
    • Time: 1:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 32 / 40

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

    Section 001
    Days MoWeFr
    Location M Pacheco ILC, Rm 130
    Time 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
    Instructor Alison Jameson
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 147 / 150
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: M Pacheco ILC, Rm 130
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 147 / 150

    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 102
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Konden Smith
    Date Jan 10 - Mar 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 50
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - Mar 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 50

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

    Section 001
    Days MoWeFr
    Location R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 210
    Time 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
    Instructor Eric Steinschneider
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 21 / 30
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 210
    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 21 / 30

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

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Konden Smith
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 67 / 150
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 67 / 150

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

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Elec & Comp Engr, Rm 107
    Time 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 41 / 48
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Elec & Comp Engr, Rm 107
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 41 / 48

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

    Section 001
    Days We
    Location R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 315
    Time 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
    Instructor Chieko Nakano
    Date Mar 12 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 23 / 75
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Chieko Nakano
    • Days: We
    • Location: R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 315
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Mar 12 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 23 / 75
    Section 001
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Chieko Nakano
    Date Mar 12 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 23 / 75
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Chieko Nakano
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Mar 12 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 23 / 75

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

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Konden Smith
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 24 / 150
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 24 / 150

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

    Section 001
    Days MoWeFr
    Location C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 105
    Time 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
    Instructor Ana Sartorio
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 25 / 35
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 105
    • Time: 9:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 25 / 35

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

    Section 001
    Days MoWeFr
    Location Gittings Bldg, Rm 201
    Time 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
    Instructor Austin O'Malley
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 43 / 90
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Austin O'Malley
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: Gittings Bldg, Rm 201
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 43 / 90
    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Nayel Badareen
    Date Mar 12 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 49 / 50
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Mar 12 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 49 / 50

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

    Section 002
    Days MoWeFr
    Location Gittings Bldg, Rm 201
    Time 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
    Instructor Austin O'Malley
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 3 / 10
    • +
    • Section: 002
    • Instructor:Austin O'Malley
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: Gittings Bldg, Rm 201
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 3 / 10

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

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location M Pacheco ILC, Rm 130
    Time 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    Instructor Alexander Nava
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Closed
    Enrollment 152 / 150
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: M Pacheco ILC, Rm 130
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Closed
    • Enrollment: 152 / 150

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

    Section 001
    Days MoWe
    Location R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 332B
    Time 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    Instructor Michael Teske
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 27 / 40
    • Days: MoWe
    • Location: R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 332B
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 27 / 40

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

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Education, Rm 349
    Time 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    Instructor Grant Adamson
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 16 / 30
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Education, Rm 349
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 16 / 30

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

    Section 001
    Days MoWeFr
    Location Shantz, Rm 242E
    Time 1:00 PM - 2:40 PM
    Instructor Eleni Hasaki
    Date Jan 10 - Mar 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 26 / 30
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Eleni Hasaki
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: Shantz, Rm 242E
    • Time: 1:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - Mar 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 26 / 30

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

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

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

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

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

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 319
    Time 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
    Instructor Hester Oberman
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 39 / 40
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 319
    • Time: 12:30 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 39 / 40

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

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

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

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Modern Languages, Rm 410
    Time 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    Instructor Scott Lucas
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 48 / 50
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Modern Languages, Rm 410
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 48 / 50

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

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location M Pacheco ILC, Rm 150
    Time 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
    Instructor Alexander Nava
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 94 / 150
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: M Pacheco ILC, Rm 150
    • Time: 12:30 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 94 / 150

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

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 110
    Time 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    Instructor Hester Oberman
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 87 / 115
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 110
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 87 / 115

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

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

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

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 101
    Time 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    Instructor Rae Dachille-Hey
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 55 / 60
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 101
    • Time: 9:30 AM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 55 / 60

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

    Section 001
    Days MoWe
    Location Paradise Valley Clg, Rm K109
    Time 10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
    Instructor Okomfo Boakyewa
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 9 / 30
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Okomfo Boakyewa
    • Days: MoWe
    • Location: Paradise Valley Clg, Rm K109
    • Time: 10:30 AM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 9 / 30

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

    Section 001
    Days MoWe
    Location Ctr for ESL, Rm 102
    Time 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
    Instructor Caleb Simmons
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 233 / 237
    • Days: MoWe
    • Location: Ctr for ESL, Rm 102
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 233 / 237
    Section 001
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Caleb Simmons
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 233 / 237
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 233 / 237

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

    Section 001
    Days MoWeFr
    Location C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 103
    Time 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
    Instructor Gil Ribak
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 8 / 40
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 103
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 8 / 40
    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Gil Ribak
    Date Jan 10 - Mar 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 15 / 30
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - Mar 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 15 / 30

    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 102
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Gil Ribak
    Date Jan 10 - Mar 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 1 / 15
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - Mar 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 1 / 15

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

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Aero & Mech Engr, Rm S336
    Time 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    Instructor Beth Nakhai
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 21 / 30
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Aero & Mech Engr, Rm S336
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 21 / 30

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

    Section 002
    Days TuTh
    Location Aero & Mech Engr, Rm S336
    Time 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
    Instructor Beth Nakhai
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 18 / 30
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Aero & Mech Engr, Rm S336
    • Time: 12:30 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 18 / 30

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

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Abigail Limmer
    Date Mar 12 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 39 / 40
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Mar 12 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 39 / 40

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

    Section 001
    Days MoWe
    Location C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 307
    Time 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    Instructor Julian Kunnie
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 24 / 30
    • Days: MoWe
    • Location: C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 307
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 24 / 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 Modern Languages, Rm 210
    Time 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
    Instructor Austin O'Malley
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 16 / 50
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Austin O'Malley
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: Modern Languages, Rm 210
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 16 / 50

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

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

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

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

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 303
    Time 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    Instructor Marjorie Plummer
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 14 / 40
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Marjorie Plummer
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 303
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 14 / 40

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

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 240
    Time 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    Instructor Mary Voyatzis
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 10 / 30
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 240
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 10 / 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 303
    Time 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    Instructor Julian Kunnie
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 9 / 25
    • Days: MoWe
    • Location: C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 303
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 9 / 25

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

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

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

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

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

    Section 001
    Days MoWeFr
    Location C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 303
    Time 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
    Instructor Judith Mcdaniel
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 42 / 45
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 303
    • Time: 1:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 42 / 45

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

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 232
    Time 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    Instructor Rae Dachille-Hey
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 14 / 25
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 232
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 14 / 25

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

    Section 001
    Days
    Location
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Unassigned
    Date Dec 31 - Dec 31
    Status Closed
    Enrollment 0 / 22
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Unassigned
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Dec 31 - Dec 31
    • Status: Closed
    • Enrollment: 0 / 22

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

    Section 001
    Days We
    Location Learning Services Bldg, Rm 107
    Time 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 13 / 15
    • Days: We
    • Location: Learning Services Bldg, Rm 107
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 13 / 15

    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 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Instructor Grant Adamson
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 2 / 30
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 2 / 30

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

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Saguaro Hall, Rm 225
    Time 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    Instructor Scott Lucas
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 28 / 30
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Saguaro Hall, Rm 225
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 28 / 30

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

    Section 014
    Days MoWe
    Location Learn Srvc Bldg, Rm 246
    Time 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    Instructor Caleb Simmons
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 9 / 15
    • Days: MoWe
    • Location: Learn Srvc Bldg, Rm 246
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 9 / 15

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

    Section 014
    Days
    Location
    Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 1 / 3
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 1 / 3

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Section 001
    Days MoWe
    Location C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 303
    Time 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    Instructor Julian Kunnie
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 9 / 25
    • Days: MoWe
    • Location: C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 303
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 9 / 25

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

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location L F Marshall Bldg, Rm 426
    Time 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
    Instructor David Graizbord
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 10
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: L F Marshall Bldg, Rm 426
    • Time: 4:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 10

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

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 232
    Time 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    Instructor Rae Dachille-Hey
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 14 / 25
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 232
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 14 / 25

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

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Saguaro Hall, Rm 225
    Time 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    Instructor Scott Lucas
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 9 / 10
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Saguaro Hall, Rm 225
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 9 / 10

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

    Section 001
    Days
    Location
    Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Instructor Robert Burns
    Date Jan 10 - May 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 2
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 10 - May 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 2
    Summer 2018
    RELIGIOUS STUDIES

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

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Shyling Glaze
    Date Jul 9 - Aug 8
    Status Open
    Enrollment 4 / 20
    • +
    • Section: 101
    • Instructor:Shyling Glaze
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jul 9 - Aug 8
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 4 / 20

    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 Jul 9 - Aug 8
    Status Closed
    Enrollment 18 / 18
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jul 9 - Aug 8
    • Status: Closed
    • Enrollment: 18 / 18
    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Caleb Simmons
    Date Jun 4 - Jul 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 16 / 18
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jun 4 - Jul 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 16 / 18
    Section 102
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Caleb Simmons
    Date Jun 4 - Jul 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 2 / 18
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jun 4 - Jul 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 2 / 18
    Section 102
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Caleb Simmons
    Date Jul 9 - Aug 8
    Status Open
    Enrollment 2 / 18
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jul 9 - Aug 8
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 2 / 18
    Section 103
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Caleb Simmons
    Date Jun 4 - Jul 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 2 / 18
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jun 4 - Jul 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 2 / 18
    Section 103
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Caleb Simmons
    Date Jul 9 - Aug 8
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 18
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jul 9 - Aug 8
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 18

    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 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Grant Adamson
    Date Jul 9 - Aug 8
    Status Open
    Enrollment 7 / 20
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jul 9 - Aug 8
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 7 / 20

    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 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Alison Jameson
    Date Jul 9 - Aug 8
    Status Open
    Enrollment 9 / 25
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jul 9 - Aug 8
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 9 / 25

    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 MoTuWeThFr
    Location R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 232
    Time 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    Instructor Grant Adamson
    Date Jul 9 - Aug 8
    Status Open
    Enrollment 9 / 25
    • Days: MoTuWeThFr
    • Location: R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 232
    • Time: 9:00 AM
    • Dates: Jul 9 - Aug 8
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 9 / 25
    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Konden Smith
    Date Jun 4 - Jul 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 5 / 25
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jun 4 - Jul 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 5 / 25
    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Konden Smith
    Date Jul 9 - Aug 8
    Status Open
    Enrollment 2 / 25
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jul 9 - Aug 8
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 2 / 25
    Section 131
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Konden Smith
    Date May 14 - Jun 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 4 / 25
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: May 14 - Jun 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 4 / 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 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Alison Jameson
    Date Jul 9 - Aug 8
    Status Open
    Enrollment 7 / 25
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jul 9 - Aug 8
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 7 / 25

    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 Chieko Nakano
    Date Jun 4 - Jul 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 5 / 20
    • +
    • Section: 101
    • Instructor:Chieko Nakano
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jun 4 - Jul 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 5 / 20
    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Chieko Nakano
    Date Jul 9 - Aug 8
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 20
    • +
    • Section: 101
    • Instructor:Chieko Nakano
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jul 9 - Aug 8
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 20

    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 Jun 4 - Jul 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 16 / 30
    • +
    • Section: 101
    • Instructor:Jinhui Wu
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jun 4 - Jul 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 16 / 30
    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Jinhui Wu
    Date May 14 - Jun 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 15 / 20
    • +
    • Section: 101
    • Instructor:Jinhui Wu
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: May 14 - Jun 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 15 / 20

    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 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Cheikh Tijani Isselmou
    Date Jul 9 - Aug 8
    Status Open
    Enrollment 5 / 40
    • +
    • Section: 101
    • Instructor:Cheikh Tijani Isselmou
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jul 9 - Aug 8
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 5 / 40
    Section 131
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Atacan Atakan
    Date May 14 - Jun 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 2 / 40
    • +
    • Section: 131
    • Instructor:Atacan Atakan
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: May 14 - Jun 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 2 / 40

    RELI 300 – Christian Literature and Thought
  • Tier 2 Humanities
  • Pass/Fail Option
  • Writing Emphasis Course
  • Development of Christian thought from the New Testament through the Protestant Reformation.

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Grant Adamson
    Date Jun 4 - Jul 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 4 / 20
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jun 4 - Jul 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 4 / 20

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

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Alexander Nava
    Date Jun 4 - Jul 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 17 / 18
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jun 4 - Jul 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 17 / 18
    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Alexander Nava
    Date Jul 9 - Aug 8
    Status Open
    Enrollment 4 / 18
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jul 9 - Aug 8
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 4 / 18
    Section 131
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Alexander Nava
    Date May 14 - Jun 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 15 / 18
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: May 14 - Jun 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 15 / 18

    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 MoTuWeThFr
    Location Psychology, Rm 307
    Time 9:00 AM - 10:45 AM
    Instructor Michael Teske
    Date Jul 9 - Aug 8
    Status Open
    Enrollment 6 / 25
    • Days: MoTuWeThFr
    • Location: Psychology, Rm 307
    • Time: 9:00 AM
    • Dates: Jul 9 - Aug 8
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 6 / 25

    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 Jun 4 - Jul 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 28 / 30
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jun 4 - Jul 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 28 / 30

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

    Section 131
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Deborah Kaye
    Date May 14 - Jun 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 14 / 30
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: May 14 - Jun 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 14 / 30

    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 Alyeh Mehin Jafarabadi
    Date Jul 9 - Aug 8
    Status Open
    Enrollment 7 / 30
    • +
    • Section: 101
    • Instructor:Alyeh Mehin Jafarabadi
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jul 9 - Aug 8
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 7 / 30

    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 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Alexander Nava
    Date Jun 4 - Jul 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 13 / 18
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jun 4 - Jul 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 13 / 18
    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Alexander Nava
    Date Jul 9 - Aug 8
    Status Open
    Enrollment 7 / 18
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jul 9 - Aug 8
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 7 / 18

    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 131
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Hester Oberman
    Date May 14 - Jun 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 6 / 25
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: May 14 - Jun 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 6 / 25

    RELI 348 – Myth and Archetype
  • Cross Listed
  • Honors Contract
  • Writing Emphasis Course
  • An investigation of modern psychological theories and their relevance to ancient Greek and Roman myths. All readings in English.

    Section 001
    Days MoTuWeThFr
    Location C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 307
    Time 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
    Instructor Michael Teske
    Date Jun 4 - Jul 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 4 / 25
    • Days: MoTuWeThFr
    • Location: C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 307
    • Time: 1:00 PM
    • Dates: Jun 4 - Jul 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 4 / 25

    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 Jun 4 - Jul 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 9 / 18
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jun 4 - Jul 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 9 / 18
    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Caleb Simmons
    Date Jul 9 - Aug 8
    Status Open
    Enrollment 7 / 18
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jul 9 - Aug 8
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 7 / 18
    Section 102
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Caleb Simmons
    Date Jul 9 - Aug 8
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 18
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jul 9 - Aug 8
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 18
    Section 131
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Caleb Simmons
    Date May 14 - Jun 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 5 / 18
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: May 14 - Jun 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 5 / 18

    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
  • Survey of major political, socioeconomic, and cultural developments in the history of Diaspora Jewry from the Middle ages to the French Revolution.

    Section 131
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Deborah Kaye
    Date May 14 - Jun 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 20 / 20
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: May 14 - Jun 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 20 / 20

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

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Abigail Limmer
    Date Jul 9 - Aug 8
    Status Open
    Enrollment 4 / 30
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jul 9 - Aug 8
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 4 / 30
    Section 131
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Matthew Winter
    Date May 14 - Jun 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 4 / 30
    • +
    • Section: 131
    • Instructor:Matthew Winter
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: May 14 - Jun 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 4 / 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 Jun 4 - Jul 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 4 / 30
    • +
    • Section: 101
    • Instructor:Matthew Winter
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jun 4 - Jul 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 4 / 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 131
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Julian Kunnie
    Date May 14 - Jun 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 3 / 18
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: May 14 - Jun 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 3 / 18

    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 Jul 9 - Aug 8
    Status Open
    Enrollment 35 / 35
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jul 9 - Aug 8
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 35 / 35

    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
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Mija Sanders
    Date Jun 4 - Jul 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 11 / 30
    • +
    • Section: 101
    • Instructor:Mija Sanders
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jun 4 - Jul 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 11 / 30

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

    Section 001
    Days
    Location
    Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Instructor Unassigned
    Date May 14 - Jun 2
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 1
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Unassigned
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: May 14 - Jun 2
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 1
    Section 010
    Days
    Location
    Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Instructor Unassigned
    Date Jun 4 - Jul 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 20
    • +
    • Section: 010
    • Instructor:Unassigned
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Jun 4 - Jul 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 20

    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 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Instructor Alexander Nava
    Date Jul 9 - Aug 8
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 5
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Jul 9 - Aug 8
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 5

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

    Section 018
    Days
    Location
    Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Instructor Caleb Simmons
    Date Jul 9 - Aug 8
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 3
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Jul 9 - Aug 8
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 3
    Fall 2018
    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 MoWeFr
    Location Music, Rm 146
    Time 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
    Instructor Daisy Vargas
    Date Sep 24 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 142
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: Music, Rm 146
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Dates: Sep 24 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 142
    Section 002
    Days MoWeFr
    Location Music, Rm 146
    Time 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
    Instructor Daisy Vargas
    Date Sep 24 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 142
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: Music, Rm 146
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Dates: Sep 24 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 142

    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 Env & Nat Rsrcs Phas2, Rm N120
    Time 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    Instructor Caleb Simmons
    Date Aug 20 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 207 / 354
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Env & Nat Rsrcs Phas2, Rm N120
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 20 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 207 / 354

    RELI 160D2 – Judaism, Christianity, Islam: Abrahamic Religions
  • Tier 1 Traditions and Cultures
  • Section 001
    Days MoWeFr
    Location Chemistry, Rm 209
    Time 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
    Instructor Grant Adamson
    Date Aug 20 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 17 / 60
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: Chemistry, Rm 209
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 20 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 17 / 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 Henry Koffler Bldg, Rm 216
    Time 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
    Instructor Unassigned
    Date Aug 20 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 42 / 54
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Unassigned
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: Henry Koffler Bldg, Rm 216
    • Time: 12:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 20 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 42 / 54
    Section 002
    Days TuTh
    Location Gittings Bldg, Rm 201
    Time 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    Instructor Unassigned
    Date Aug 20 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 2 / 87
    • +
    • Section: 002
    • Instructor:Unassigned
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Gittings Bldg, Rm 201
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Aug 20 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 2 / 87
    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Konden Smith
    Date Aug 20 - Oct 10
    Status Closed
    Enrollment 50 / 50
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 20 - Oct 10
    • Status: Closed
    • Enrollment: 50 / 50
    Section 201
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Konden Smith
    Date Aug 20 - Oct 10
    Status Open
    Enrollment 26 / 50
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 20 - Oct 10
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 26 / 50

    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 C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 105
    Time 6:00 PM - 7:15 PM
    Instructor Hester Oberman
    Date Aug 20 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 15 / 40
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 105
    • Time: 6:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 20 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 15 / 40

    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 201
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Konden Smith
    Date Oct 11 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 8 / 50
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Oct 11 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 8 / 50

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

    Section 001
    Days MoWeFr
    Location M Pacheco ILC, Rm 150
    Time 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
    Instructor Alison Jameson
    Date Aug 20 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 50 / 150
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: M Pacheco ILC, Rm 150
    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 20 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 50 / 150

    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 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Unassigned
    Date Oct 11 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 22 / 75
    • +
    • Section: 101
    • Instructor:Unassigned
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Oct 11 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 22 / 75

    RELI 220A – Literature of the Bible
  • Cross Listed
  • Tier 2 Humanities
  • Old Testament: legendary and historical narratives, prophetic literature, and poetry.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Modern Languages, Rm 401
    Time 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    Instructor Leerom Medovoi
    Date Aug 20 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 24 / 30
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Modern Languages, Rm 401
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 20 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 24 / 30

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

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Alison Jameson
    Date Oct 11 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 25 / 60
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Oct 11 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 25 / 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 Modern Languages, Rm 403
    Time 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    Instructor Jinhui Wu
    Date Aug 20 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 25 / 25
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Jinhui Wu
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Modern Languages, Rm 403
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 20 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 25 / 25

    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 Social Sciences, Rm 312
    Time 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
    Instructor Ana Sartorio
    Date Aug 20 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 11 / 35
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: Social Sciences, Rm 312
    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 20 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 11 / 35

    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 Aug 20 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 7 / 25
    • +
    • Section: 101
    • Instructor:Cory Davis
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 20 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 7 / 25
    Section 201
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Cory Davis
    Date Aug 20 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 3 / 5
    • +
    • Section: 201
    • Instructor:Cory Davis
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 20 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 3 / 5

    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 Biol Sci West, Rm 301
    Time 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
    Instructor Austin O'Malley
    Date Aug 20 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 48 / 99
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Austin O'Malley
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: Biol Sci West, Rm 301
    • Time: 1:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 20 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 48 / 99

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

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Henry Koffler Bldg, Rm 216
    Time 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    Instructor Courtney Friesen
    Date Aug 20 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 32 / 85
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Henry Koffler Bldg, Rm 216
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 20 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 32 / 85
    Section 201
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Grant Adamson
    Date Oct 11 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 25
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Oct 11 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 25

    RELI 301 – Contemporary Catholic Thought
  • 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 MoWeFr
    Location M Pacheco ILC, Rm 151
    Time 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
    Instructor Daisy Vargas
    Date Aug 20 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 5 / 24
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: M Pacheco ILC, Rm 151
    • Time: 9:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 20 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 5 / 24

    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 Biol Sci West, Rm 301
    Time 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
    Instructor Alexander Nava
    Date Aug 20 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 108 / 110
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Biol Sci West, Rm 301
    • Time: 12:30 PM
    • Dates: Aug 20 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 108 / 110

    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 20 - Oct 10
    Status Open
    Enrollment 35 / 35
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 20 - Oct 10
    • 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 MoWeFr
    Location C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 104
    Time 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
    Instructor Unassigned
    Date Aug 20 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 20 / 40
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Unassigned
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 104
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 20 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 20 / 40

    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 Hillel Building, Vista Room
    Time 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
    Instructor Max Strassfeld
    Date Aug 20 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 4 / 40
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Hillel Building, Vista Room
    • Time: 12:30 PM
    • Dates: Aug 20 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 4 / 40

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

    Section 001
    Days Tu
    Location Education, Rm 333
    Time 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Instructor Bryan Davis
    Date Aug 20 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 4 / 40
    • Days: Tu
    • Location: Education, Rm 333
    • Time: 6:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 20 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 4 / 40

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

    Section 001
    Days MoWeFr
    Location R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 101
    Time 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
    Instructor Unassigned
    Date Aug 20 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 17 / 50
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Unassigned
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 101
    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 20 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 17 / 50

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

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location M Pacheco ILC, Rm 141
    Time 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    Instructor Alexander Nava
    Date Aug 20 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 39 / 110
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: M Pacheco ILC, Rm 141
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 20 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 39 / 110

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

    Section 002
    Days TuTh
    Location Social Sciences, Rm 411
    Time 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    Instructor Hester Oberman
    Date Aug 20 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 35 / 35
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Social Sciences, Rm 411
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Aug 20 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 35 / 35

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

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Henry Koffler Bldg, Rm 216
    Time 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    Instructor Caleb Simmons
    Date Aug 20 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 39 / 85
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Henry Koffler Bldg, Rm 216
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Aug 20 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 39 / 85

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

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Education, Rm 353
    Time 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    Instructor Rae Dachille-Hey
    Date Aug 20 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 54 / 90
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Education, Rm 353
    • Time: 9:30 AM
    • Dates: Aug 20 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 54 / 90

    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 Biol Sci West, Rm 210
    Time 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    Date Aug 20 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 7 / 40
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Biol Sci West, Rm 210
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 20 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 7 / 40

    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 Hillel Building, Vista Room
    Time 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    Instructor Max Strassfeld
    Date Aug 20 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 58 / 60
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Hillel Building, Vista Room
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 20 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 58 / 60

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

    Section 001
    Days MoWeFr
    Location Elec & Comp Engr, Rm 107
    Time 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Instructor Gil Ribak
    Date Aug 20 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 6 / 40
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: Elec & Comp Engr, Rm 107
    • Time: 3:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 20 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 6 / 40

    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 Modern Languages, Rm 312
    Time 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    Instructor David Graizbord
    Date Aug 20 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 5 / 30
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Modern Languages, Rm 312
    • Time: 9:30 AM
    • Dates: Aug 20 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 5 / 30
    Section 001
    Days
    Location
    Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Instructor David Graizbord
    Date Aug 20 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 5 / 30
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 20 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 5 / 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 Modern Languages, Rm 312
    Time 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    Instructor David Graizbord
    Date Aug 20 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 5 / 30
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Modern Languages, Rm 312
    • Time: 9:30 AM
    • Dates: Aug 20 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 5 / 30
    Section 002
    Days
    Location
    Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Instructor David Graizbord
    Date Aug 20 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 5 / 30
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 20 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 5 / 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
    Location
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Beth Nakhai
    Date Oct 11 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 7 / 40
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Oct 11 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 7 / 40

    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 TuTh
    Location Hillel Building, Vista Room
    Time 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
    Instructor J Edward Wright
    Date Aug 20 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 17 / 30
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Hillel Building, Vista Room
    • Time: 8:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 20 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 17 / 30

    RELI 377 – History of Witchcraft, Magic, and the Occult
  • Writing Emphasis Course
  • This course surveys the global history and theory of witchcraft and the occult from antiquity to the twentieth century, with a focus on events and practices in the West. We will study various notions of magic and demonology, their intersection with witchcraft trials and witch hunting, the role of religion, shifts in ideas about torture and the law, re-emergence of the occult in 19th-century, the development of Wicca and the cult of the goddess, and persistent concerns over witchcraft in countries such as Angola in the 20th and 21st centuries. We will explore what different societies considered good evidence of the supernatural and how shifting standards of proof and rationality have affected popular understandings of the occult and witchcraft through the centuries. While witchcraft is often associated today with women, we will not focus exclusively on women's experiences. Instead we will investigate the experiences of both sexes with the supernatural and how gender perceptions influenced the construction of ideas about witchcraft. Our examination of the past will be historical in method, but we will also address legal, medical, and anthropological questions in our study. Students will read and interpret original documents and other original sources, learning to understand assumptions about the world that may seem strange to us.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Off Campus, Rm 1
    Time 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
    Instructor Victoria Meyer
    Date Aug 20 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 7 / 25
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Victoria Meyer
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Off Campus, Rm 1
    • Time: 9:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 20 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 7 / 25

    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 4:45 PM - 6:00 PM
    Instructor Julian Kunnie
    Date Aug 20 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 11 / 30
    • Days: MoWe
    • Location: C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 307
    • Time: 4:45 PM
    • Dates: Aug 20 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 11 / 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 C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 307
    Time 2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
    Instructor Unassigned
    Date Aug 20 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 15 / 30
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Unassigned
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 307
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 20 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 15 / 30
    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Unassigned
    Date Oct 11 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 22 / 30
    • +
    • Section: 101
    • Instructor:Unassigned
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Oct 11 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 22 / 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 20 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 3
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 20 - Dec 5
    • 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 20 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 10
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 20 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 10

    RELI 426 – The History of Heaven
  • Cross Listed
  • This course presents an examination of the origins and early evolution of images of the afterlife among the ancient peoples of the Mediterranean basin and Near East. The course will focus on ancient Israelite, biblical, and early Jewish and Christian images. Later developments of these images within Western religions will also be discussed.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Hillel Building, Vista Room
    Time 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    Instructor J Edward Wright
    Date Aug 20 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 14 / 30
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Hillel Building, Vista Room
    • Time: 9:30 AM
    • Dates: Aug 20 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 14 / 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 20 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 8 / 20
    • Days: MoWe
    • Location: C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 307
    • Time: 3:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 20 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 8 / 20

    RELI 435 – Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism
  • Cross Listed
  • Surveys the ideology, symbolism, and major themes of Jewish mysticism as evidenced in several prominent mystical texts. The core of this course will be reading the texts in English translation and the development of skills in reading and understanding a Jewish mystical text.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Psychology, Rm 305
    Time 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
    Instructor David Graizbord
    Date Aug 20 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 5 / 30
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Psychology, Rm 305
    • Time: 4:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 20 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 5 / 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 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    Instructor Ali Atabey
    Date Aug 20 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 5 / 24
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Ali Atabey
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 406A
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 20 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 5 / 24

    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 R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 234
    Time 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Instructor Takashi Miura
    Date Aug 20 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 15 / 15
    • Days: We
    • Location: R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 234
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Aug 20 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 15 / 15

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

    Section 014
    Days
    Location
    Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Instructor Hester Oberman
    Date Aug 20 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 5
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 20 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 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 20 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 1 / 5
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 20 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 1 / 5
    Section 014
    Days
    Location
    Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Instructor Alexander Nava
    Date Aug 20 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 5
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 20 - Dec 5
    • 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 20 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 1 / 5
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 20 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 1 / 5
    Section 017
    Days
    Location
    Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Instructor Konden Smith
    Date Aug 20 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 1 / 3
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 20 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 1 / 3

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

    Section 016
    Days
    Location
    Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Instructor Karen Borek
    Date Aug 20 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 5
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 20 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 5
    Section 017
    Days
    Location
    Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Instructor Caleb Simmons
    Date Aug 20 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 1 / 20
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 20 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 1 / 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 20 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 10
    • +
    • Section: 017
    • Instructor:Unassigned
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 20 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 10

    RELI 526 – The History of Heaven
  • Cross Listed
  • This course presents an examination of the origins and early evolution of images of the afterlife among the ancient peoples of the Mediterranean basin and Near East. The course will focus on ancient Israelite, biblical, and early Jewish and Christian images. Later developments of these images within Western religions will also be discussed. Graduate-level requirements include more depth methodological issues related to the study of heaven and afterlife motifs as they appear in the cultures of the Mediterranean Basin in antiquity. Graduate students will meet as a group with the professor six times during the course of the semester. Moreover, each graduate student will meet individually with the professor four times during the semester to develop and write a 20-page term paper on a topic proposed by the student.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Hillel Building, Vista Room
    Time 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    Instructor J Edward Wright
    Date Aug 20 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 30
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Hillel Building, Vista Room
    • Time: 9:30 AM
    • Dates: Aug 20 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 30

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

    Section 001
    Days MoWe
    Location C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 307
    Time 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
    Instructor Julian Kunnie
    Date Aug 20 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 8 / 20
    • Days: MoWe
    • Location: C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 307
    • Time: 3:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 20 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 8 / 20

    RELI 535 – Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism
  • Cross Listed
  • Surveys the ideology, symbolism, and major themes of Jewish mysticism as evidenced in several prominent mystical texts. The core of this course will be reading the texts in English translation and the development of skills in reading and understanding a Jewish mystical text. Graduate-level requirements include a substantial research paper.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Psychology, Rm 305
    Time 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
    Instructor David Graizbord
    Date Aug 20 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 5 / 30
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Psychology, Rm 305
    • Time: 4:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 20 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 5 / 30

    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 R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 234
    Time 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Instructor Takashi Miura
    Date Aug 20 - Dec 5
    Status Open
    Enrollment 15 / 15
    • Days: We
    • Location: R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 234
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Aug 20 - Dec 5
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 15 / 15