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Fall 2022
RELIGIOUS STUDIES

RELI 150B1 – Religion and Popular Culture
  • Gen Ed: Tier 1 Individuals & Societies/150
  • Gen Ed: Building Connections
  • 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
    Location Flex In-Person
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Daisy Vargas
    Date Sep 26 - Dec 7
    Status Open
    Enrollment 75 / 150
    • Days:
    • Location: Flex In-Person
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Sep 26 - Dec 7
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 75 / 150
    Section 001
    Days MoWeFr
    Location M Pacheco ILC, Rm 150
    Time 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
    Instructor Daisy Vargas
    Date Sep 26 - Dec 7
    Status Open
    Enrollment 75 / 150
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: M Pacheco ILC, Rm 150
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Sep 26 - Dec 7
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 75 / 150
    Section 002
    Days
    Location Flex In-Person
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Daisy Vargas
    Date Sep 26 - Dec 7
    Status Open
    Enrollment 75 / 150
    • Days:
    • Location: Flex In-Person
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Sep 26 - Dec 7
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 75 / 150
    Section 002
    Days MoWeFr
    Location M Pacheco ILC, Rm 150
    Time 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
    Instructor Daisy Vargas
    Date Sep 26 - Dec 7
    Status Open
    Enrollment 75 / 150
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: M Pacheco ILC, Rm 150
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Sep 26 - Dec 7
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 75 / 150

    RELI 160A1 – Gods, Goddesses, and Demons: Divinity in South Asia
  • Gen Ed: Diversity Emphasis
  • Gen Ed: Tier 1 Traditions and Cultures/160
  • Gen Ed: Exploring Perspectives, Humanist
  • 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 Oct 13 - Dec 7
    Status Open
    Enrollment 312 / 350
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Oct 13 - Dec 7
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 312 / 350
    Section 201
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Caleb Simmons
    Date Oct 13 - Dec 7
    Status Open
    Enrollment 312 / 350
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Oct 13 - Dec 7
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 312 / 350

    RELI 160D4 – Introduction to World Religions
  • Gen Ed: Diversity Emphasis
  • Gen Ed: Tier 1 Traditions and Cultures/160
  • Gen Ed: Exploring Perspectives, Humanist
  • 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 TuTh
    Location Ctr English Second Lng, Rm 103
    Time 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    Instructor Karen Seat
    Date Aug 22 - Dec 7
    Status Open
    Enrollment 141 / 230
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Ctr English Second Lng, Rm 103
    • Time: 9:30 AM
    • Dates: Aug 22 - Dec 7
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 141 / 230
    Section 201
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Konden Smith Hansen
    Date Oct 13 - Dec 7
    Status Open
    Enrollment 23 / 50
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Oct 13 - Dec 7
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 23 / 50
    Section 201
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Konden Smith Hansen
    Date Aug 22 - Oct 12
    Status Open
    Enrollment 37 / 50
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 22 - Oct 12
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 37 / 50

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

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location M Pacheco ILC, Rm 140
    Time 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    Date Aug 22 - Dec 7
    Status Open
    Enrollment 53 / 100
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: M Pacheco ILC, Rm 140
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 22 - Dec 7
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 53 / 100

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

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Hester Oberman
    Date Aug 22 - Dec 7
    Status Open
    Enrollment 56 / 60
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 22 - Dec 7
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 56 / 60

    RELI 211 – Life After Death in World Religions and Philosophies
  • Gen Ed: Tier 2 Humanities
  • This course focuses on one Big Question: ¿How do afterlife beliefs affect the way we live?¿ It builds connections among the humanities [Religious Studies and Philosophy], the social sciences [Anthropology, Psychology, and Law], and the natural sciences [Medicine] to explore the ways in which religious afterlife beliefs are approached from multiple disciplinary perspectives. Students will analyze a variety of religious afterlife beliefs through case studies, problem-based assignments, and reading/writing genres from the six disciplinary perspectives in order to tackle the Big Question as it relates to their personal, academic, and/or career aspirations.

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Alison Jameson
    Date Aug 22 - Oct 12
    Status Closed
    Enrollment 112 / 125
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 22 - Oct 12
    • Status: Closed
    • Enrollment: 112 / 125
    Section 201
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Alison Jameson
    Date Aug 22 - Oct 12
    Status Open
    Enrollment 112 / 125
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 22 - Oct 12
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 112 / 125

    RELI 220 – Religion in Japanese Society
  • Cross Listed
  • Gen Ed: Diversity Emphasis
  • Gen Ed: 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 Chieko Nakano
    Date Oct 13 - Dec 7
    Status Open
    Enrollment 50 / 50
    • +
    • Section: 101
    • Instructor:Chieko Nakano
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Oct 13 - Dec 7
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 50 / 50

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

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Elec & Comp Engr, Rm 102
    Time 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
    Instructor Leerom Medovoi
    Date Aug 22 - Dec 7
    Status Open
    Enrollment 29 / 30
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Elec & Comp Engr, Rm 102
    • Time: 12:30 PM
    • Dates: Aug 22 - Dec 7
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 29 / 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 13 - Dec 7
    Status Open
    Enrollment 58 / 60
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Oct 13 - Dec 7
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 58 / 60
    Section 201
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Alison Jameson
    Date Oct 13 - Dec 7
    Status Open
    Enrollment 58 / 60
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Oct 13 - Dec 7
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 58 / 60

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

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Konden Smith Hansen
    Date Aug 22 - Oct 12
    Status Open
    Enrollment 66 / 75
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 22 - Oct 12
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 66 / 75
    Section 201
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Konden Smith Hansen
    Date Aug 22 - Oct 12
    Status Open
    Enrollment 66 / 75
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 22 - Oct 12
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 66 / 75

    RELI 235 – Religion, Violence, and Terrorism
  • Gen Ed: Diversity Emphasis
  • Gen Ed: Tier 2 Individuals and Societies
  • Gen Ed: Building Connections
  • 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 Hansen
    Date Oct 13 - Dec 7
    Status Open
    Enrollment 59 / 75
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Oct 13 - Dec 7
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 59 / 75
    Section 201
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Konden Smith Hansen
    Date Oct 13 - Dec 7
    Status Open
    Enrollment 59 / 75
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Oct 13 - Dec 7
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 59 / 75

    RELI 240 – Imagining the Buddha: Images of Buddhism in Asia and the West
  • Cross Listed
  • Gen Ed: Diversity Emphasis
  • Gen Ed: Tier 2 Arts
  • Gen Ed: Exploring Perspectives, Artist
  • What does it mean to imagine the Buddha? This course guides students in narrating the lives of Buddhist images by tracing their creation and movement in Asia as well as in cultural encounters within Europe and the U.S. Today art critics continue to discuss "Buddhist" elements in the work of iconic artists like Georgia O'Keefe and Mark Rothko, Tibetan mandala coloring books are being used for stress relief, and "Zen" aesthetics inform a broad range of fashion and design platforms. This course provides tools for critically reexamining the categories of "East" and "West" within this cultural moment. Through creative processes such as drawing, writing, and conversation, students interact with diverse imagery such as Chinese painted caves, Himalayan esoteric portraits of enlightened reality, and Japanese temple complexes. They interpret Buddhist texts describing the construction of buddha bodies in art, ritual, and in the mind. Students also engage with the work of contemporary performance artists inspired by Buddhist ideals of discipline and impermanence. Reflecting upon these experiences, students uncover how the categories of "East' and "West" have obscured the understanding of Buddhist art, artists, and communities. They document the ways in which power dynamics of colonialism and Orientalism have been integral to making these categories. In response to their findings, students work together to generate a virtual exhibition reimagining images of Buddhism and telling their stories.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location M Pacheco ILC, Rm 125
    Time 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    Date Aug 22 - Dec 7
    Status Open
    Enrollment 54 / 60
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: M Pacheco ILC, Rm 125
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Aug 22 - Dec 7
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 54 / 60

    RELI 241 – Introduction to Chinese Religions
  • Cross Listed
  • Gen Ed: Tier 2 Humanities
  • 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 Shyling Glaze
    Date Aug 22 - Oct 12
    Status Open
    Enrollment 73 / 75
    • +
    • Section: 101
    • Instructor:Shyling Glaze
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 22 - Oct 12
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 73 / 75

    RELI 277A – History of the Middle East: 600¿1453
  • Cross Listed
  • Gen Ed: Tier 2 Humanities
  • Gen Ed: Exploring Perspectives, Humanist
  • In this course, students take a humanistic disciplinary perspective to explore the cultural products of the pre-modern Middle East and answer questions about its historical development. Using primary sources in translation and secondary scholarship, students will explore the context of the rise of Islam; the process of conversion and expansion across the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia; the crystallization of Shi¿ism and changing notions of religious authority; and the impact of Turkish migrations and Mongol conquests. They will become familiar with major genres of pre-modern Middle Eastern literary, religious, and scientific writings, and use techniques of close reading to answer questions about those texts¿ ideological positions and contexts.

    Section 001
    Days MoWeFr
    Location Gittings Bldg, Rm 201
    Time 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
    Instructor Austin O'Malley
    Date Aug 22 - Dec 7
    Status Open
    Enrollment 81 / 120
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Austin O'Malley
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: Gittings Bldg, Rm 201
    • Time: 1:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 22 - Dec 7
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 81 / 120

    RELI 277A – History of the Middle East: 600¿1453
  • Cross Listed
  • Gen Ed: Tier 2 Humanities
  • Gen Ed: Exploring Perspectives, Humanist
  • Honors Course
  • In this course, students take a humanistic disciplinary perspective to explore the cultural products of the pre-modern Middle East and answer questions about its historical development. Using primary sources in translation and secondary scholarship, students will explore the context of the rise of Islam; the process of conversion and expansion across the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia; the crystallization of Shi¿ism and changing notions of religious authority; and the impact of Turkish migrations and Mongol conquests. They will become familiar with major genres of pre-modern Middle Eastern literary, religious, and scientific writings, and use techniques of close reading to answer questions about those texts¿ ideological positions and contexts.

    Section 002
    Days MoWeFr
    Location Gittings Bldg, Rm 201
    Time 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
    Instructor Austin O'Malley
    Date Aug 22 - Dec 7
    Status Open
    Enrollment 81 / 120
    • +
    • Section: 002
    • Instructor:Austin O'Malley
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: Gittings Bldg, Rm 201
    • Time: 1:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 22 - Dec 7
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 81 / 120

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

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location M Pacheco ILC, Rm 125
    Time 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    Instructor Grant Adamson
    Date Aug 22 - Dec 7
    Status Open
    Enrollment 54 / 60
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: M Pacheco ILC, Rm 125
    • Time: 9:30 AM
    • Dates: Aug 22 - Dec 7
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 54 / 60
    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Grant Adamson
    Date Oct 13 - Dec 7
    Status Open
    Enrollment 185 / 225
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Oct 13 - Dec 7
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 185 / 225
    Section 201
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Grant Adamson
    Date Oct 13 - Dec 7
    Status Open
    Enrollment 185 / 225
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Oct 13 - Dec 7
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 185 / 225

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

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Daisy Vargas
    Date Oct 13 - Dec 7
    Status Open
    Enrollment 27 / 80
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Oct 13 - Dec 7
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 27 / 80
    Section 201
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Daisy Vargas
    Date Oct 13 - Dec 7
    Status Open
    Enrollment 27 / 80
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Oct 13 - Dec 7
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 27 / 80

    RELI 304 – The Question of God
  • Gen Ed: 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 Oct 13 - Dec 7
    Status Closed
    Enrollment 38 / 35
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Oct 13 - Dec 7
    • Status: Closed
    • Enrollment: 38 / 35

    RELI 305 – Greek and Roman Religion
  • Cross Listed
  • Gen Ed: Tier 2 Individuals and Societies
  • Gen Ed: Building Connections
  • Writing Emphasis Course
  • Religious beliefs and cult practices in ancient Greece and Rome. All readings in English.

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Grant Adamson
    Date Aug 22 - Oct 12
    Status Open
    Enrollment 335 / 350
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 22 - Oct 12
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 335 / 350
    Section 201
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Grant Adamson
    Date Aug 22 - Oct 12
    Status Open
    Enrollment 335 / 350
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 22 - Oct 12
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 335 / 350
    Section 401
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Grant Adamson
    Date Aug 22 - Oct 12
    Status Open
    Enrollment 335 / 350
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 22 - Oct 12
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 335 / 350

    RELI 308 – Does Pikachu Have a Buddha Nature? Buddhism in Japan
  • Cross Listed
  • Gen Ed: Diversity Emphasis
  • This course provides an overview of the history of Buddhism in Japan. Major themes covered in the course include an integration of indigenous "kami veneration" (Shinto) into a Buddhist theological framework; a doctrinal emphasis placed on the notion of Buddha nature or "original enlightenment" (hongaku); the rise of the so-called Kamakura schools of Buddhism; bureaucratic roles imparted to Buddhist temples during the Tokugawa period; and challenges Buddhism faces in contemporary Japanese society.

    Section 001
    Days We
    Location McClelland Hall, Rm 118
    Time 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Instructor Takashi Miura
    Date Aug 22 - Dec 7
    Status Open
    Enrollment 15 / 25
    • Days: We
    • Location: McClelland Hall, Rm 118
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Aug 22 - Dec 7
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 15 / 25

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

    Section 001
    Days
    Location Flex In-Person
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Unassigned
    Date Aug 22 - Dec 7
    Status Open
    Enrollment 13 / 30
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Unassigned
    • Days:
    • Location: Flex In-Person
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 22 - Dec 7
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 13 / 30
    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Hillel Building, Vista Room
    Time 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    Instructor Staff
    Date Aug 22 - Dec 7
    Status Open
    Enrollment 13 / 30
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Staff
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Hillel Building, Vista Room
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 22 - Dec 7
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 13 / 30

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

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Saguaro Hall, Rm 101
    Time 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    Instructor Eleni Hasaki
    Date Aug 22 - Dec 7
    Status Open
    Enrollment 60 / 72
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Eleni Hasaki
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Saguaro Hall, Rm 101
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 22 - Dec 7
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 60 / 72

    RELI 313 – Health and Medicine in Classical Antiquity
  • Cross Listed
  • Honors Course
  • 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 002
    Days TuTh
    Location Saguaro Hall, Rm 101
    Time 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    Instructor Eleni Hasaki
    Date Aug 22 - Dec 7
    Status Open
    Enrollment 60 / 72
    • +
    • Section: 002
    • Instructor:Eleni Hasaki
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Saguaro Hall, Rm 101
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 22 - Dec 7
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 60 / 72

    RELI 316 – Sex and Salvation in Latin America
  • Cross Listed
  • Gen Ed: Tier 2 Individuals and Societies
  • What do witches in colonial Guatemala, Mexican nuns, born-again gang members in Honduras, Catholics undergoing in-vitro fertilization in Ecuador, and lesbian Afro-Brazilian Candomblé practitioners have in common? Their experiences tell us something about the complex intersection of sex, gender, and religion in Latin America. This course takes an anthropological approach to consider two central questions: (1) What role do religious ideologies and institutions play in the social construction of sexuality and gender in Latin America? (2) How do Latin Americans enact and contest gender power relations through their religious practices, thus contributing to processes of social change in the region? To address these questions, this class focuses on gender and its relationship to sexual desires and transgressions across diverse religious traditions from the pre-Columbian period to the present.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Saguaro Hall, Rm 114
    Time 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    Instructor Kathleen O'Brien
    Date Aug 22 - Dec 7
    Status Open
    Enrollment 19 / 40
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Kathleen O'Brien
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Saguaro Hall, Rm 114
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 22 - Dec 7
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 19 / 40

    RELI 321 – Women in Judaism
  • Cross Listed
  • Gen Ed: Building Connections
  • This course examines religion and gender through the study of women in Judaism. How do scholars construct a history of women in ancient Judaism when Jewish sacred texts are written by and for men? How have modern Jewish women accommodated feminist ideals without undermining the authority of the established tradition? What impact has the feminist movement had on Jewish communal institutions in the United States and Israel? In this course, we explore these questions and others by examining the influence Jewish religious beliefs and practices have played in the formation of Jewish women¿s identities, image and their understanding of power and authority. Students study the role of women in the formation of Judaism and Jewish society as a culturally constructed and historically changing category through archaeology, biblical studies, rabbinics, theology, folklore, social and political movements.

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Deborah Kaye
    Date Aug 22 - Oct 12
    Status Open
    Enrollment 31 / 35
    • +
    • Section: 101
    • Instructor:Deborah Kaye
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 22 - Oct 12
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 31 / 35
    Section 201
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Deborah Kaye
    Date Aug 22 - Oct 12
    Status Open
    Enrollment 8 / 10
    • +
    • Section: 201
    • Instructor:Deborah Kaye
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 22 - Oct 12
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 8 / 10
    Section 401
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Deborah Kaye
    Date Aug 22 - Oct 12
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 10
    • +
    • Section: 401
    • Instructor:Deborah Kaye
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 22 - Oct 12
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 10

    RELI 333 – Buddhist Meditation Traditions
  • Cross Listed
  • Gen Ed: Diversity Emphasis
  • Major forms of Buddhist meditation from both the South Asian and East Asian traditions, with emphasis on the nature of meditation as a variety of religious experience.

    Section 001
    Days Mo
    Location Live Online
    Time 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Instructor James Baskind
    Date Aug 22 - Dec 7
    Status Open
    Enrollment 16 / 50
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:James Baskind
    • Days: Mo
    • Location: Live Online
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Aug 22 - Dec 7
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 16 / 50
    Section 002
    Days Mo
    Location Live Online
    Time 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Instructor James Baskind
    Date Aug 22 - Dec 7
    Status Open
    Enrollment 16 / 50
    • +
    • Section: 002
    • Instructor:James Baskind
    • Days: Mo
    • Location: Live Online
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Aug 22 - Dec 7
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 16 / 50

    RELI 334 – Islamic Thought
  • Cross Listed
  • Gen Ed: Diversity Emphasis
  • Gen Ed: Tier 2 Individuals and Societies
  • Gen Ed: Exploring Perspectives, Humanist
  • 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 Fr
    Location Flex In-Person
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Yaseen Noorani
    Date Aug 22 - Dec 7
    Status Open
    Enrollment 19 / 30
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Yaseen Noorani
    • Days: Fr
    • Location: Flex In-Person
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 22 - Dec 7
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 19 / 30
    Section 001
    Days MoWe
    Location R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 415
    Time 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
    Instructor Yaseen Noorani
    Date Aug 22 - Dec 7
    Status Open
    Enrollment 19 / 30
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Yaseen Noorani
    • Days: MoWe
    • Location: R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 415
    • Time: 3:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 22 - Dec 7
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 19 / 30

    RELI 335 – Rap, Culture and God
  • Cross Listed
  • Gen Ed: Diversity Emphasis
  • Gen Ed: Tier 2 Humanities
  • Gen Ed: Building Connections
  • Pass/Fail Option Available to Qualified Students
  • This course is a study of popular culture and religion in African-American and Latin@ communities, with a focus on the place of rap music in the cultural identity of these traditions. The class will begin with a study of some major themes in cultural studies concerning identity, class, race, and gender in addition to a study of the role of religion in Black and Latin@ communities. We will consider the approaches and self-understandings of identity and culture in rap music with special attention to the voices of protest, resistance, and spirituality among rap artists.

    Section 001
    Days
    Location Flex In-Person
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Unassigned
    Date Aug 22 - Dec 7
    Status Open
    Enrollment 200 / 200
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Unassigned
    • Days:
    • Location: Flex In-Person
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 22 - Dec 7
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 200 / 200
    Section 001
    Days Tu
    Location Modern Languages, Rm 350
    Time 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    Instructor Staff
    Date Aug 22 - Dec 7
    Status Open
    Enrollment 200 / 200
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Staff
    • Days: Tu
    • Location: Modern Languages, Rm 350
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 22 - Dec 7
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 200 / 200

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

    Section 001
    Days
    Location Flex In-Person
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Hester Oberman
    Date Aug 22 - Dec 7
    Status Open
    Enrollment 132 / 264
    • Days:
    • Location: Flex In-Person
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 22 - Dec 7
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 132 / 264
    Section 001
    Days We
    Location Gittings Bldg, Rm 129B
    Time 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    Instructor Hester Oberman
    Date Aug 22 - Dec 7
    Status Open
    Enrollment 132 / 264
    • Days: We
    • Location: Gittings Bldg, Rm 129B
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Aug 22 - Dec 7
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 132 / 264

    RELI 350 – Hindu Mythology
  • Gen Ed: Diversity Emphasis
  • Gen Ed: Tier 2 Humanities
  • Gen Ed: Building Connections
  • 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 Aug 22 - Oct 12
    Status Open
    Enrollment 78 / 150
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 22 - Oct 12
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 78 / 150
    Section 201
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Caleb Simmons
    Date Aug 22 - Oct 12
    Status Open
    Enrollment 78 / 150
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 22 - Oct 12
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 78 / 150

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

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location M Pacheco ILC, Rm 125
    Time 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    Date Aug 22 - Dec 7
    Status Open
    Enrollment 53 / 60
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: M Pacheco ILC, Rm 125
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 22 - Dec 7
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 53 / 60

    RELI 363 – Religion and Sex
  • Gen Ed: Diversity Emphasis
  • Gen Ed: Tier 2 Humanities
  • Gen Ed: Building Connections
  • In this course students will analyze attitudes towards sexuality in major world religions and reflect on how the social context of the United States has influenced their perceptions of religion and sex in other societies.

    Section 001
    Days
    Location Flex In-Person
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Karen Seat
    Date Aug 22 - Dec 7
    Status Open
    Enrollment 52 / 80
    • Days:
    • Location: Flex In-Person
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 22 - Dec 7
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 52 / 80
    Section 001
    Days Tu
    Location R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 305
    Time 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
    Instructor Karen Seat
    Date Aug 22 - Dec 7
    Status Open
    Enrollment 52 / 80
    • Days: Tu
    • Location: R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 305
    • Time: 12:30 PM
    • Dates: Aug 22 - Dec 7
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 52 / 80

    RELI 367 – Yoga
  • Gen Ed: Diversity Emphasis
  • Gen Ed: Tier 2 Humanities
  • Gen Ed: Building Connections
  • In this course we examine the philosophy, practice, historical roots, and development of yoga. Students are asked to use and reflect on the disciplinary perspectives of the historian to examine premodern primary texts (in translation)and the anthropologist and cultural critic to examine contemporary yoga practices. Additionally, students will compare and contrast perspectives of Indian yogis and contemporary international yoga influencers in order to understand how the experience of yoga differs across time and culture and how social systems of power and inequality are imposed upon and by yoga and its practitioners. Therefore, the two driving questions of the course are Does your background (race, ethnicity, gender, religious identity) shape how you view yoga (religious, spiritual, or exercise)? and Is Yoga Cultural Appropriation?

    Section 001
    Days
    Location Flex In-Person
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Unassigned
    Date Aug 22 - Dec 7
    Status Open
    Enrollment 451 / 518
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Unassigned
    • Days:
    • Location: Flex In-Person
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 22 - Dec 7
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 451 / 518
    Section 001
    Days MoWe
    Location Env & Nat Rsrcs Phas2, Rm N120
    Time 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
    Instructor Staff
    Date Aug 22 - Dec 7
    Status Open
    Enrollment 451 / 518
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Staff
    • Days: MoWe
    • Location: Env & Nat Rsrcs Phas2, Rm N120
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 22 - Dec 7
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 451 / 518

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

    Section 001
    Days
    Location Flex In-Person
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Unassigned
    Date Aug 22 - Dec 7
    Status Open
    Enrollment 27 / 35
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Unassigned
    • Days:
    • Location: Flex In-Person
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 22 - Dec 7
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 27 / 35
    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Hillel Building, Vista Room
    Time 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    Instructor Staff
    Date Aug 22 - Dec 7
    Status Open
    Enrollment 27 / 35
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Staff
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Hillel Building, Vista Room
    • Time: 9:30 AM
    • Dates: Aug 22 - Dec 7
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 27 / 35
    Section 002
    Days
    Location Flex In-Person
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Unassigned
    Date Aug 22 - Dec 7
    Status Open
    Enrollment 27 / 35
    • +
    • Section: 002
    • Instructor:Unassigned
    • Days:
    • Location: Flex In-Person
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 22 - Dec 7
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 27 / 35
    Section 002
    Days TuTh
    Location Hillel Building, Vista Room
    Time 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    Instructor Staff
    Date Aug 22 - Dec 7
    Status Open
    Enrollment 27 / 35
    • +
    • Section: 002
    • Instructor:Staff
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Hillel Building, Vista Room
    • Time: 9:30 AM
    • Dates: Aug 22 - Dec 7
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 27 / 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 Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Yaseen Noorani
    Date Oct 13 - Dec 7
    Status Open
    Enrollment 29 / 30
    • +
    • Section: 101
    • Instructor:Yaseen Noorani
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Oct 13 - Dec 7
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 29 / 30

    RELI 407 – Religion, Spirituality, and the Sacred in Native North America
  • Cross Listed
  • Writing Emphasis Course
  • This course critically explores the categories of "religion," "spirituality," and "the sacred" as they relate to American Indian communities, traditions, lifeways, histories, narratives, ceremony, and land. Focusing on both the plurality of indigenous lifeways and shared characteristics, some major topics that will be examined include the role of religion both in the colonization of Native people as well as in resistance to colonization, the importance of land/place/ecosystem and conceptions of sacred space, and issues of religious freedom and the fight for traditional land. Throughout we will analyze the efficacy of the terms "religion" and "spirituality" as well as engage with concerns regarding the academic study of Native American religions more broadly.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location M Pacheco ILC, Rm 133
    Time 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    Date Aug 22 - Dec 7
    Status Open
    Enrollment 16 / 22
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: M Pacheco ILC, Rm 133
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Aug 22 - Dec 7
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 16 / 22

    RELI 409 – The Reformation
  • Cross Listed
  • The Reformation in thought and action both from the perspective of its religious origins and of the political and social conditions. Analysis of its impact on sixteenth century Europe including the spread of Protestant reformation and its companion movement, counter-reformation.

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Marjorie Plummer
    Date Oct 13 - Dec 7
    Status Open
    Enrollment 15 / 30
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Oct 13 - Dec 7
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 15 / 30
    Section 201
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Marjorie Plummer
    Date Oct 13 - Dec 7
    Status Open
    Enrollment 15 / 30
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Oct 13 - Dec 7
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 15 / 30

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

    Section 001
    Days MoWe
    Location Modern Languages, Rm 204
    Time 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    Instructor Austin O'Malley
    Date Aug 22 - Dec 7
    Status Open
    Enrollment 13 / 20
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Austin O'Malley
    • Days: MoWe
    • Location: Modern Languages, Rm 204
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Aug 22 - Dec 7
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 13 / 20

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

    Section 001
    Days
    Location Room To Be Announced
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Caleb Simmons
    Date Aug 22 - Dec 7
    Status Open
    Enrollment 1 / 5
    • Days:
    • Location: Room To Be Announced
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Aug 22 - Dec 7
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 1 / 5
    Section 014
    Days
    Location
    Time 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Instructor Grant Adamson
    Date Aug 22 - Dec 7
    Status Open
    Enrollment 1 / 5
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 12:00 AM
    • Dates: Aug 22 - Dec 7
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 1 / 5

    RELI 507 – Religion, Spirituality, and the Sacred in Native North America
  • Cross Listed
  • This course critically explores the categories of "religion," "spirituality," and "the sacred" as they relate to American Indian communities, traditions, lifeways, histories, narratives, ceremony, and land. Focusing on both the plurality of indigenous lifeways and shared characteristics, some major topics that will be examined include the role of religion both in the colonization of Native people as well as in resistance to colonization, the importance of land/place/ecosystem and conceptions of sacred space, and issues of religious freedom and the fight for traditional land. Throughout we will analyze the efficacy of the terms "religion" and "spirituality" as well as engage with concerns regarding the academic study of Native American religions more broadly.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location M Pacheco ILC, Rm 133
    Time 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    Date Aug 22 - Dec 7
    Status Open
    Enrollment 16 / 22
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: M Pacheco ILC, Rm 133
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Aug 22 - Dec 7
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 16 / 22

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

    Section 001
    Days MoWe
    Location Modern Languages, Rm 204
    Time 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    Instructor Austin O'Malley
    Date Aug 22 - Dec 7
    Status Open
    Enrollment 13 / 20
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Austin O'Malley
    • Days: MoWe
    • Location: Modern Languages, Rm 204
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Aug 22 - Dec 7
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 13 / 20
    Winter 2022
    RELIGIOUS STUDIES

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

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Caleb Simmons
    Date Dec 19 - Jan 10
    Status Open
    Enrollment 1 / 18
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Dec 19 - Jan 10
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 1 / 18

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

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Caleb Simmons
    Date Dec 19 - Jan 10
    Status Open
    Enrollment 4 / 18
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Dec 19 - Jan 10
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 4 / 18

    RELI 220 – Religion in Japanese Society
  • Cross Listed
  • Gen Ed: Diversity Emphasis
  • Gen Ed: 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 Takashi Miura
    Date Dec 19 - Jan 10
    Status Open
    Enrollment 3 / 25
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Dec 19 - Jan 10
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 3 / 25

    RELI 241 – Introduction to Chinese Religions
  • Cross Listed
  • Gen Ed: Tier 2 Humanities
  • 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 Shyling Glaze
    Date Dec 19 - Jan 10
    Status Open
    Enrollment 3 / 25
    • +
    • Section: 101
    • Instructor:Shyling Glaze
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Dec 19 - Jan 10
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 3 / 25

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

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Caleb Simmons
    Date Dec 19 - Jan 10
    Status Open
    Enrollment 6 / 18
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Dec 19 - Jan 10
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 6 / 18

    RELI 367 – Yoga
  • Gen Ed: Diversity Emphasis
  • Gen Ed: Tier 2 Humanities
  • Gen Ed: Building Connections
  • In this course we examine the philosophy, practice, historical roots, and development of yoga. Students are asked to use and reflect on the disciplinary perspectives of the historian to examine premodern primary texts (in translation)and the anthropologist and cultural critic to examine contemporary yoga practices. Additionally, students will compare and contrast perspectives of Indian yogis and contemporary international yoga influencers in order to understand how the experience of yoga differs across time and culture and how social systems of power and inequality are imposed upon and by yoga and its practitioners. Therefore, the two driving questions of the course are Does your background (race, ethnicity, gender, religious identity) shape how you view yoga (religious, spiritual, or exercise)? and Is Yoga Cultural Appropriation?

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Caleb Simmons
    Date Dec 19 - Jan 10
    Status Open
    Enrollment 35 / 50
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Dec 19 - Jan 10
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 35 / 50

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

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Deborah Kaye
    Date Dec 19 - Jan 10
    Status Open
    Enrollment 5 / 35
    • +
    • Section: 101
    • Instructor:Deborah Kaye
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Dec 19 - Jan 10
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 5 / 35

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

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Matthew Winter
    Date Dec 19 - Jan 10
    Status Open
    Enrollment 1 / 30
    • +
    • Section: 101
    • Instructor:Matthew Winter
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Dec 19 - Jan 10
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 1 / 30
    Spring 2023
    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 Chieko Nakano
    Date Mar 13 - May 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 3 / 60
    • +
    • Section: 101
    • Instructor:Chieko Nakano
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Mar 13 - May 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 3 / 60
    Section 201
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Chieko Nakano
    Date Mar 13 - May 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 3 / 60
    • +
    • Section: 201
    • Instructor:Chieko Nakano
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Mar 13 - May 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 3 / 60

    RELI 160D4 – Introduction to World Religions
  • Gen Ed: Diversity Emphasis
  • Gen Ed: Tier 1 Traditions and Cultures/160
  • Gen Ed: Exploring Perspectives, Humanist
  • 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 Education, Rm 211
    Time 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
    Instructor Grant Adamson
    Date Jan 11 - May 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 64 / 200
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: Education, Rm 211
    • Time: 1:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - May 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 64 / 200
    Section 201
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Konden Smith Hansen
    Date Mar 13 - May 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 7 / 50
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Mar 13 - May 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 7 / 50
    Section 201
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Konden Smith Hansen
    Date Jan 11 - Mar 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 8 / 50
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - Mar 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 8 / 50

    RELI 160D7 – Introduction to Global Christianities
  • Gen Ed: Diversity Emphasis
  • Gen Ed: Tier 1 Traditions and Cultures/160
  • Gen Ed: Exploring Perspectives, Humanist
  • This course is an introduction to the academic study of Christianity in its global context. We will examine the origins of Christianity and its growth into the largest religion in the world. The course gives particular attention to the diversity of local contexts and local traditions, examining expressions of Christianity throughout Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Students will explore Christianity through a series of case studies, by examining historical sources, material culture, first-hand accounts, and artistic representations.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 101
    Time 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    Instructor Daisy Vargas
    Date Jan 11 - May 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 4 / 40
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: R P Harvill Bldg, Rm 101
    • Time: 9:30 AM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - May 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 4 / 40

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

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Haury Anthro Bldg, Rm 129
    Time 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    Date Jan 11 - May 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 10 / 50
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Haury Anthro Bldg, Rm 129
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - May 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 10 / 50

    RELI 203 – Religion and Medicine in the Western Healing Traditions
  • Gen Ed: Tier 2 Humanities
  • Gen Ed: Building Connections
  • 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 We
    Location Live Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Instructor Hester Oberman
    Date Jan 11 - May 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 2 / 20
    • Days: We
    • Location: Live Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - May 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 2 / 20
    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Hester Oberman
    Date Jan 11 - May 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 38 / 75
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - May 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 38 / 75

    RELI 211 – Life After Death in World Religions and Philosophies
  • Gen Ed: Tier 2 Humanities
  • Gen Ed: Building Connections
  • This course focuses on one Big Question: ¿How do afterlife beliefs affect the way we live?¿ It builds connections among the humanities [Religious Studies and Philosophy], the social sciences [Anthropology, Psychology, and Law], and the natural sciences [Medicine] to explore the ways in which religious afterlife beliefs are approached from multiple disciplinary perspectives. Students will analyze a variety of religious afterlife beliefs through case studies, problem-based assignments, and reading/writing genres from the six disciplinary perspectives in order to tackle the Big Question as it relates to their personal, academic, and/or career aspirations.

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Alison Jameson
    Date Mar 13 - May 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 62 / 100
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Mar 13 - May 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 62 / 100
    Section 201
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Alison Jameson
    Date Mar 13 - May 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 62 / 100
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Mar 13 - May 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 62 / 100

    RELI 212 – American Indian Religious Traditions
  • Cross Listed
  • Gen Ed: Diversity Emphasis
  • Gen Ed: Tier 2 Humanities
  • Gen Ed: Exploring Perspectives, Humanist
  • This course offers a broad introduction to the diversity and complexity of American Indian religious traditions historically and in the contemporary. Students will explore general themes in the study of American Indian religions and spirituality along with analyzing specific examples. Of particular importance are the history and effects of colonialism and missionization on Native people, continuing struggles for religious freedom and cultural survival, and historical and contemporary religious responses to social, cultural, political, and geographical changes.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Haury Anthro Bldg, Rm 129
    Time 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
    Date Jan 11 - May 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 38 / 70
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Haury Anthro Bldg, Rm 129
    • Time: 12:30 PM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - May 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 38 / 70

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

    Section 001
    Days MoWe
    Location Haury Anthro Bldg, Rm 129
    Time 1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
    Instructor Takashi Miura
    Date Jan 11 - May 3
    Status Closed
    Enrollment 12 / 75
    • Days: MoWe
    • Location: Haury Anthro Bldg, Rm 129
    • Time: 1:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - May 3
    • Status: Closed
    • Enrollment: 12 / 75
    Section 001A
    Days Fr
    Location Education, Rm 316
    Time 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
    Instructor Takashi Miura
    Date Jan 11 - May 3
    Status Closed
    Enrollment 6 / 25
    • Days: Fr
    • Location: Education, Rm 316
    • Time: 9:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - May 3
    • Status: Closed
    • Enrollment: 6 / 25
    Section 001B
    Days Fr
    Location Education, Rm 316
    Time 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
    Instructor Takashi Miura
    Date Jan 11 - May 3
    Status Closed
    Enrollment 0 / 25
    • Days: Fr
    • Location: Education, Rm 316
    • Time: 10:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - May 3
    • Status: Closed
    • Enrollment: 0 / 25
    Section 001C
    Days Fr
    Location Education, Rm 316
    Time 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
    Instructor Takashi Miura
    Date Jan 11 - May 3
    Status Closed
    Enrollment 6 / 25
    • Days: Fr
    • Location: Education, Rm 316
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - May 3
    • Status: Closed
    • Enrollment: 6 / 25

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

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Modern Languages, Rm 210
    Time 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    Instructor Leerom Medovoi
    Date Jan 11 - May 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 20 / 30
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Modern Languages, Rm 210
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - May 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 20 / 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 Mar 13 - May 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 11 / 50
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Mar 13 - May 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 11 / 50
    Section 201
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Alison Jameson
    Date Mar 13 - May 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 11 / 50
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Mar 13 - May 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 11 / 50

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

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Konden Smith Hansen
    Date Jan 11 - Mar 3
    Status Closed
    Enrollment 55 / 75
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - Mar 3
    • Status: Closed
    • Enrollment: 55 / 75
    Section 201
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Konden Smith Hansen
    Date Jan 11 - Mar 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 55 / 75
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - Mar 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 55 / 75

    RELI 233 – Philosophy of Religion
  • Cross Listed
  • Gen Ed: Tier 2 Individuals and Societies
  • This course uses philosophical methods to study religion and religious beliefs in the western tradition. The course provides an introductory survey to questions that have been central to the western philosophical tradition: What is religion? Can reasoning or experience give good grounds for religious belief? Does faith require philosophically sound reasoning? Is it philosophically justified to believe in miracles? What tools does philosophy provide for examining the concept of "God"? How can a good God exist if there's so much suffering in the world? How should humans react to suffering? Is there a conflict between religion and science? How can the diversity of religions be explained? Is religion a good thing for humanity?

    Section 002
    Days MoWeFr
    Location Social Sciences, Rm 224
    Time 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
    Instructor Margaret Reimer
    Date Jan 11 - May 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 8 / 40
    • +
    • Section: 002
    • Instructor:Margaret Reimer
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: Social Sciences, Rm 224
    • Time: 12:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - May 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 8 / 40

    RELI 235 – Religion, Violence, and Terrorism
  • Gen Ed: Diversity Emphasis
  • Gen Ed: Tier 2 Individuals and Societies
  • Gen Ed: Building Connections
  • 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 Hansen
    Date Mar 13 - May 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 19 / 75
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Mar 13 - May 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 19 / 75
    Section 201
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Konden Smith Hansen
    Date Mar 13 - May 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 19 / 75
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Mar 13 - May 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 19 / 75

    RELI 241 – Introduction to Chinese Religions
  • Cross Listed
  • Gen Ed: Tier 2 Humanities
  • 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 Albert Welter
    Date Mar 13 - May 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 12 / 50
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Mar 13 - May 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 12 / 50

    RELI 277A – History of the Middle East: 600¿1453
  • Cross Listed
  • Gen Ed: Tier 2 Humanities
  • Gen Ed: Exploring Perspectives, Humanist
  • In this course, students take a humanistic disciplinary perspective to explore the cultural products of the pre-modern Middle East and answer questions about its historical development. Using primary sources in translation and secondary scholarship, students will explore the context of the rise of Islam; the process of conversion and expansion across the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia; the crystallization of Shi¿ism and changing notions of religious authority; and the impact of Turkish migrations and Mongol conquests. They will become familiar with major genres of pre-modern Middle Eastern literary, religious, and scientific writings, and use techniques of close reading to answer questions about those texts¿ ideological positions and contexts.

    Section 001
    Days MoWeFr
    Location Biol Sci West, Rm 301
    Time 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
    Instructor Austin O'Malley
    Date Jan 11 - May 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 15 / 100
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Austin O'Malley
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: Biol Sci West, Rm 301
    • Time: 3:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - May 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 15 / 100

    RELI 277A – History of the Middle East: 600¿1453
  • Cross Listed
  • Gen Ed: Tier 2 Humanities
  • Gen Ed: Exploring Perspectives, Humanist
  • Honors Course
  • In this course, students take a humanistic disciplinary perspective to explore the cultural products of the pre-modern Middle East and answer questions about its historical development. Using primary sources in translation and secondary scholarship, students will explore the context of the rise of Islam; the process of conversion and expansion across the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia; the crystallization of Shi¿ism and changing notions of religious authority; and the impact of Turkish migrations and Mongol conquests. They will become familiar with major genres of pre-modern Middle Eastern literary, religious, and scientific writings, and use techniques of close reading to answer questions about those texts¿ ideological positions and contexts.

    Section 002
    Days MoWeFr
    Location Biol Sci West, Rm 301
    Time 3:00 PM - 3:50 PM
    Instructor Austin O'Malley
    Date Jan 11 - May 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 15 / 100
    • +
    • Section: 002
    • Instructor:Austin O'Malley
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: Biol Sci West, Rm 301
    • Time: 3:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - May 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 15 / 100

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

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Grant Adamson
    Date Mar 13 - May 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 82 / 100
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Mar 13 - May 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 82 / 100
    Section 201
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Grant Adamson
    Date Mar 13 - May 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 82 / 100
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Mar 13 - May 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 82 / 100

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

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Daisy Vargas
    Date Mar 13 - May 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 12 / 75
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Mar 13 - May 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 12 / 75
    Section 102
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Daisy Vargas
    Date Mar 13 - May 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 12 / 75
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Mar 13 - May 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 12 / 75
    Section 201
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Daisy Vargas
    Date Mar 13 - May 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 12 / 75
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Mar 13 - May 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 12 / 75

    RELI 305 – Greek and Roman Religion
  • Cross Listed
  • Gen Ed: Tier 2 Individuals and Societies
  • Gen Ed: Building Connections
  • Writing Emphasis Course
  • Religious beliefs and cult practices in ancient Greece and Rome. All readings in English.

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Grant Adamson
    Date Jan 11 - Mar 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 300 / 350
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - Mar 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 300 / 350
    Section 201
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Grant Adamson
    Date Jan 11 - Mar 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 300 / 350
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - Mar 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 300 / 350
    Section 401
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Grant Adamson
    Date Jan 11 - Mar 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 300 / 350
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - Mar 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 300 / 350

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

    Section 001
    Days MoWe
    Location Haury Anthro Bldg, Rm 216
    Time 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    Instructor Eleni Hasaki
    Date Jan 11 - May 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 26 / 62
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Eleni Hasaki
    • Days: MoWe
    • Location: Haury Anthro Bldg, Rm 216
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - May 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 26 / 62

    RELI 331 – Taoist Traditions of China
  • Cross Listed
  • Gen Ed: Diversity Emphasis
  • Intellectual foundations of Taoism in its two classical sources, the Lao Tzu and the Chuang Tzu, and a sampling of the varieties of religious practice which developed later.

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Shyling Glaze
    Date Jan 11 - Mar 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 24 / 60
    • +
    • Section: 101
    • Instructor:Shyling Glaze
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - Mar 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 24 / 60
    Section 201
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Shyling Glaze
    Date Jan 11 - Mar 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 24 / 60
    • +
    • Section: 201
    • Instructor:Shyling Glaze
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - Mar 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 24 / 60

    RELI 334 – Islamic Thought
  • Cross Listed
  • Gen Ed: Diversity Emphasis
  • Gen Ed: Tier 2 Individuals and Societies
  • Gen Ed: Exploring Perspectives, Humanist
  • 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 Yaseen Noorani
    Date Mar 13 - May 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 8 / 30
    • +
    • Section: 101
    • Instructor:Yaseen Noorani
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Mar 13 - May 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 8 / 30

    RELI 335 – Rap, Culture and God
  • Cross Listed
  • Gen Ed: Diversity Emphasis
  • Gen Ed: Tier 2 Humanities
  • Gen Ed: Building Connections
  • Pass/Fail Option Available to Qualified Students
  • This course is a study of popular culture and religion in African-American and Latin@ communities, with a focus on the place of rap music in the cultural identity of these traditions. The class will begin with a study of some major themes in cultural studies concerning identity, class, race, and gender in addition to a study of the role of religion in Black and Latin@ communities. We will consider the approaches and self-understandings of identity and culture in rap music with special attention to the voices of protest, resistance, and spirituality among rap artists.

    Section 001
    Days
    Location Flex In-Person
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Unassigned
    Date Jan 11 - May 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 223 / 224
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Unassigned
    • Days:
    • Location: Flex In-Person
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - May 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 223 / 224
    Section 001
    Days Th
    Location J P Schaefer CCP, Rm 108
    Time 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    Instructor Staff
    Date Jan 11 - May 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 223 / 224
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:Staff
    • Days: Th
    • Location: J P Schaefer CCP, Rm 108
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - May 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 223 / 224

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

    Section 001
    Days
    Location Flex In-Person
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Hester Oberman
    Date Jan 11 - May 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 131 / 200
    • Days:
    • Location: Flex In-Person
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - May 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 131 / 200
    Section 001
    Days Th
    Location Education, Rm 211
    Time 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
    Instructor Hester Oberman
    Date Jan 11 - May 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 131 / 200
    • Days: Th
    • Location: Education, Rm 211
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - May 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 131 / 200

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

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Caleb Simmons
    Date Mar 13 - May 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 68 / 200
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Mar 13 - May 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 68 / 200
    Section 201
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Caleb Simmons
    Date Mar 13 - May 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 68 / 200
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Mar 13 - May 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 68 / 200

    RELI 351 – Zen, Tea, and Poetry: A Blending of Genres
  • Cross Listed
  • Writing Emphasis Course
  • This course will examine how the three genres of Zen Buddhism, the tea ceremony/tea culture, and poetry, have been presented over time as not only compatible, but as representative expressions of each other. We will consider the contemporaneous cultural, historical, and political factors that contributed to the formation of this discourse. We will also hold up to critical scrutiny the very concept of "genre" in pre-modern East Asia, as well as the distinction between "Zen Buddhism" and what may be termed "Zen culture." We will also investigate in depth how modern commentators such as Okakura Tenshin, Suzuki Daisetsu, and Hisamatsu Shin'ichi's dialogue with the West and Western models informed the now ingrained idea that the tea ceremony represents an artistic, aesthetic, and spiritual nexus of the other two genres, and indeed of East Asian Culture as a whole.

    Section 001
    Days Mo
    Location Phys-Atmos Sci, Rm 220
    Time 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Instructor James Baskind
    Date Jan 11 - May 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 6 / 50
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:James Baskind
    • Days: Mo
    • Location: Phys-Atmos Sci, Rm 220
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - May 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 6 / 50

    RELI 367 – Yoga
  • Gen Ed: Diversity Emphasis
  • Gen Ed: Tier 2 Humanities
  • Gen Ed: Building Connections
  • In this course we examine the philosophy, practice, historical roots, and development of yoga. Students are asked to use and reflect on the disciplinary perspectives of the historian to examine premodern primary texts (in translation)and the anthropologist and cultural critic to examine contemporary yoga practices. Additionally, students will compare and contrast perspectives of Indian yogis and contemporary international yoga influencers in order to understand how the experience of yoga differs across time and culture and how social systems of power and inequality are imposed upon and by yoga and its practitioners. Therefore, the two driving questions of the course are Does your background (race, ethnicity, gender, religious identity) shape how you view yoga (religious, spiritual, or exercise)? and Is Yoga Cultural Appropriation?

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Caleb Simmons
    Date Jan 11 - Mar 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 810 / 1000
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - Mar 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 810 / 1000
    Section 201
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Caleb Simmons
    Date Jan 11 - Mar 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 810 / 1000
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - Mar 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 810 / 1000

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

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Deborah Kaye
    Date Mar 13 - May 3
    Status Closed
    Enrollment 0 / 50
    • +
    • Section: 101
    • Instructor:Deborah Kaye
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Mar 13 - May 3
    • Status: Closed
    • Enrollment: 0 / 50
    Section 201
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Deborah Kaye
    Date Mar 13 - May 3
    Status Closed
    Enrollment 0 / 50
    • +
    • Section: 201
    • Instructor:Deborah Kaye
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Mar 13 - May 3
    • Status: Closed
    • Enrollment: 0 / 50
    Section 401
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Deborah Kaye
    Date Mar 13 - May 3
    Status Closed
    Enrollment 0 / 50
    • +
    • Section: 401
    • Instructor:Deborah Kaye
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Mar 13 - May 3
    • Status: Closed
    • Enrollment: 0 / 50

    RELI 371B – History of Muslim Societies
  • Cross Listed
  • Evolution and global spread of Muslim societies, modernization and its problems.

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Unassigned
    Date Mar 13 - May 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 6 / 30
    • +
    • Section: 101
    • Instructor:Unassigned
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Mar 13 - May 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 6 / 30
    Section 201
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Unassigned
    Date Mar 13 - May 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 6 / 30
    • +
    • Section: 201
    • Instructor:Unassigned
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Mar 13 - May 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 6 / 30

    RELI 372A – History and Religion of Israel in Ancient Times -- The Biblical Period
  • Cross Listed
  • Gen Ed: Diversity Emphasis
  • Gen Ed: 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 Flex In-Person
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Beth Nakhai
    Date Jan 11 - May 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 7 / 22
    • Days:
    • Location: Flex In-Person
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - May 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 7 / 22
    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Modern Languages, Rm 312
    Time 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    Instructor Beth Nakhai
    Date Jan 11 - May 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 7 / 22
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Modern Languages, Rm 312
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - May 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 7 / 22

    RELI 372A – History and Religion of Israel in Ancient Times -- The Biblical Period
  • Cross Listed
  • Gen Ed: Diversity Emphasis
  • Gen Ed: 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
    Location Flex In-Person
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Beth Nakhai
    Date Jan 11 - May 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 3 / 22
    • Days:
    • Location: Flex In-Person
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - May 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 3 / 22
    Section 002
    Days TuTh
    Location C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 302
    Time 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
    Instructor Beth Nakhai
    Date Jan 11 - May 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 3 / 22
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: C E Chavez Bldg, Rm 302
    • Time: 12:30 PM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - May 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 3 / 22

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

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Phys-Atmos Sci, Rm 224
    Time 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    Instructor Albrecht Classen
    Date Jan 11 - May 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 7 / 48
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Phys-Atmos Sci, Rm 224
    • Time: 11:00 AM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - May 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 7 / 48

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

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Jay Tomlinson
    Date Mar 13 - May 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 18 / 30
    • +
    • Section: 101
    • Instructor:Jay Tomlinson
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Mar 13 - May 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 18 / 30

    RELI 390 – Asian and Pacific Religions in American Spirituality
  • Cross Listed
  • Writing Emphasis Course
  • Throughout the modern development of what has been called "spirituality" in the United States, Asian Pacific Americans along with Asian and Pacific Islander religions have been integral. In the mid-nineteenth century, Asian Pacific American (APA) immigrants brought their religions, and towards the end of the nineteenth century non-APAs enthusiastically brought APA religious teachers to the mainland United States. In the twentieth century, this mixture of APA people and religions continued to reach new communities and develop into independent US-based religions; eventually, these influenced the emergence of more individualistic, non-traditional forms of religion - popularly called 'spirituality.' These lines of influence crisscrossed over the decades, leading to a complex mixture of interests, investments, discourses, and depictions of different racial groups. As a result, this course's examination of Asian and Pacific religions in US-based spirituality engages questions about its definition in distinction to the term 'religion' and in relationship to the social dynamics of race. The course explores its presence in diverse locations such as medicine, theatre, environmental activism, and children's video games.

    Section 001
    Days MoWeFr
    Location Modern Languages, Rm 214
    Time 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
    Instructor Brett Slominski
    Date Jan 11 - May 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 5 / 25
    • Days: MoWeFr
    • Location: Modern Languages, Rm 214
    • Time: 12:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - May 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 5 / 25

    RELI 401A – Early Christian Literature: Greek Texts
  • Cross Listed
  • Writing Emphasis Course
  • This course involves in depth study of early Christian texts together with related contemporary Jewish and Greco-Roman literature. Students will engage in careful analysis of individual texts in the New Testament and from the first four centuries of the Common Era, focusing on questions of genre, authorship, and meaning. Alongside these, students will examine writings by contemporary Jewish, Greek, and Roman authors (e.g., Philo, Josephus, Seneca, and Plutarch) as illustrative of the wider literary and religious culture. For students who have completed GRK 201, an option for readings in ancient Greek will be available as part of the course.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Learn Srvc Bldg, Rm 246
    Time 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    Instructor Courtney Friesen
    Date Jan 11 - May 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 15 / 22
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Learn Srvc Bldg, Rm 246
    • Time: 9:30 AM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - May 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 15 / 22

    RELI 406 – Religious Diversity in Healthcare: Intercultural Training
    This course is designed to offer tools for engaging religious and cultural diversity within healthcare settings, which includes consideration of religious patients, religious healthcare workers, faith-based healthcare institutions, and the impact of religious communities on healthcare laws and services. To develop skills for navigating intercultural differences, students will practice applying academic approaches to religion to health-related case studies.

    Section 001
    Days
    Location Flex In-Person
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Kristy Slominski
    Date Jan 11 - May 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 5 / 20
    • Days:
    • Location: Flex In-Person
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - May 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 5 / 20
    Section 001
    Days Tu
    Location M Pacheco ILC, Rm 117
    Time 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    Instructor Kristy Slominski
    Date Jan 11 - May 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 5 / 20
    • Days: Tu
    • Location: M Pacheco ILC, Rm 117
    • Time: 9:30 AM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - May 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 5 / 20

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

    Section 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Marjorie Plummer
    Date Jan 11 - Mar 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 27 / 50
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - Mar 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 27 / 50
    Section 201
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Marjorie Plummer
    Date Jan 11 - Mar 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 27 / 50
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - Mar 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 27 / 50
    Section 401
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Marjorie Plummer
    Date Jan 11 - Mar 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 27 / 50
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - Mar 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 27 / 50

    RELI 408A – Islamic Movements in the Contemporary Muslim World
  • Cross Listed
  • Writing Emphasis Course
  • The course objectives are (1) to acquaint students with traditional literature and contemporary research on Islamic movements, and 2) to introduce students to the historical and ideological basis of an emerging globalized political Islam.

    Section 001
    Days MoWe
    Location M Pacheco ILC, Rm 129
    Time 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
    Instructor Scott Lucas
    Date Jan 11 - May 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 9 / 28
    • Days: MoWe
    • Location: M Pacheco ILC, Rm 129
    • Time: 3:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - May 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 9 / 28

    RELI 420 – Archaic Greek Sanctuaries
  • Cross Listed
  • 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 Tu
    Location Modern Languages, Rm 213
    Time 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Instructor David Romano
    Date Jan 11 - May 3
    Status Closed
    Enrollment 11 / 15
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:David Romano
    • Days: Tu
    • Location: Modern Languages, Rm 213
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - May 3
    • Status: Closed
    • Enrollment: 11 / 15

    RELI 475 – Religion and the Law
  • Cross Listed
  • 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 101
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Judith Mcdaniel
    Date Jan 11 - Mar 3
    Status Closed
    Enrollment 23 / 30
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - Mar 3
    • Status: Closed
    • Enrollment: 23 / 30
    Section 201
    Days
    Location Online
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Judith Mcdaniel
    Date Jan 11 - Mar 3
    Status Closed
    Enrollment 23 / 30
    • Days:
    • Location: Online
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - Mar 3
    • Status: Closed
    • Enrollment: 23 / 30

    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 Learning Services Bldg, Rm 107
    Time 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    Date Jan 11 - May 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 18 / 20
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Learning Services Bldg, Rm 107
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - May 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 18 / 20

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

    Section 001
    Days We
    Location Modern Languages, Rm 203
    Time 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Instructor Takashi Miura
    Date Jan 11 - May 3
    Status Closed
    Enrollment 11 / 15
    • Days: We
    • Location: Modern Languages, Rm 203
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - May 3
    • Status: Closed
    • Enrollment: 11 / 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 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Unassigned
    Date Jan 11 - May 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 1
    • +
    • Section: 014
    • Instructor:Unassigned
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - May 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 1
    Section 015
    Days
    Location
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Unassigned
    Date Jan 11 - May 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 0 / 30
    • +
    • Section: 015
    • Instructor:Unassigned
    • Days:
    • Location:
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - May 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 0 / 30

    RELI 501A – Early Christian Literature: Greek Texts
  • Cross Listed
  • Writing Emphasis Course
  • This course involves in depth study of early Christian texts together with related contemporary Jewish and Greco-Roman literature. Students will engage in careful analysis of individual texts in the New Testament and from the first four centuries of the Common Era, focusing on questions of genre, authorship, and meaning. Alongside these, students will examine writings by contemporary Jewish, Greek, and Roman authors (e.g., Philo, Josephus, Seneca, and Plutarch) as illustrative of the wider literary and religious culture. For students who have completed GRK 201, an option for readings in ancient Greek will be available as part of the course. Graduate level requirements included a extended research papers drawing on appropriate levels of training in language, literature, and knowledge of the ancient world.

    Section 001
    Days TuTh
    Location Learn Srvc Bldg, Rm 246
    Time 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    Instructor Courtney Friesen
    Date Jan 11 - May 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 15 / 22
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Learn Srvc Bldg, Rm 246
    • Time: 9:30 AM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - May 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 15 / 22

    RELI 506 – Religious Diversity in Healthcare: Intercultural Training
    This course is designed to offer tools for engaging religious and cultural diversity within healthcare settings, which includes consideration of religious patients, religious healthcare workers, faith-based healthcare institutions, and the impact of religious communities on healthcare laws and services. To develop skills for navigating intercultural differences, students will practice applying academic approaches to religion to health-related case studies.

    Section 001
    Days
    Location Flex In-Person
    Time 5:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Instructor Kristy Slominski
    Date Jan 11 - May 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 5 / 20
    • Days:
    • Location: Flex In-Person
    • Time: 5:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - May 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 5 / 20
    Section 001
    Days Tu
    Location M Pacheco ILC, Rm 117
    Time 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
    Instructor Kristy Slominski
    Date Jan 11 - May 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 5 / 20
    • Days: Tu
    • Location: M Pacheco ILC, Rm 117
    • Time: 9:30 AM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - May 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 5 / 20

    RELI 508A – Islamic Movements in the Contemporary Muslim World
  • Cross Listed
  • The course's objectives are (1) to acquaint students with traditional literature and contemporary research on Islamic movements, and 2) to introduce students to the historical and ideological basis of an emerging globalized political Islam. Graduate-level requirements include a 12 page student essay and final paper 25-30 pages.

    Section 001
    Days MoWe
    Location M Pacheco ILC, Rm 129
    Time 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
    Instructor Scott Lucas
    Date Jan 11 - May 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 9 / 28
    • Days: MoWe
    • Location: M Pacheco ILC, Rm 129
    • Time: 3:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - May 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 9 / 28

    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 Tu
    Location Modern Languages, Rm 213
    Time 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Instructor David Romano
    Date Jan 11 - May 3
    Status Closed
    Enrollment 11 / 15
    • +
    • Section: 001
    • Instructor:David Romano
    • Days: Tu
    • Location: Modern Languages, Rm 213
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - May 3
    • Status: Closed
    • Enrollment: 11 / 15

    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 Learning Services Bldg, Rm 107
    Time 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
    Date Jan 11 - May 3
    Status Open
    Enrollment 18 / 20
    • Days: TuTh
    • Location: Learning Services Bldg, Rm 107
    • Time: 2:00 PM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - May 3
    • Status: Open
    • Enrollment: 18 / 20

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

    Section 001
    Days We
    Location Modern Languages, Rm 203
    Time 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    Instructor Takashi Miura
    Date Jan 11 - May 3
    Status Closed
    Enrollment 11 / 15
    • Days: We
    • Location: Modern Languages, Rm 203
    • Time: 3:30 PM
    • Dates: Jan 11 - May 3
    • Status: Closed
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