Autumn 2019 Courses

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​Notes in brackets indicate major/minor program requirements met by each course. Please refer to the Religious Studies major and minor pages for detailed program information.

Courses are divided by academic department. Some courses are cross-listed between departments, as well as between the major/minor programs.

 


Major Courses Autumn 2019

Religious Studies  

 

RELSTDS 2102.01 | Literature & Religion 

[Major, Comparative/Interdisciplinary Courses] 

WF 11:10-12:30 | Spencer L Dew | 26250 

Study of relationships between religion and secular literature; analysis of religious and spiritual elements of literature and film of diverse cultures and historical periods. Prereq: English 1110 (110) or equiv. Not open to students with credit for 2102.01H, CompStd 2102.01 (202.01), or 2102.01H (202.01H). GE lit and diversity global studies course. 

 

RELSTDS 2370/2370H | Introduction to Comparative Religion 

[Major, Comparative/Interdisciplinary Courses] [Minor, Core Courses] 

TR 9:35-10:55 | Hugh Bayard Urban | 33347 

(H) MWF 1:50-2:45 | Sarah Iles Johnston | 33354 

Introduction to the academic study of religion through comparison among major traditions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, etc.) and smaller communities. Prereq: English 1110 (110) or equiv. Not open to students with credit for 2370H or CompStd 2370H (270H) or 2370 (270). GE cultures and ideas and diversity global studies course. 

 

RELSTDS 2677 | Religion and Environmentalism 

[Major, Comparative/Interdisciplinary Courses] 

TR 2:20-3:40 | Melissa Curley | 33365 

Examines the complex intersections between religion and environmental movements in North America, beginning with early contact between Europeans and Native Americans. Prereq: English 1110 (110) or equiv. Not open to students with credit for CompStd 2677 (277). 

 

RELSTDS 3673 | The Buddhist Tradition 

[Major, Individual Religious Traditions] [Minor, Elective Course] 

TR 2:20-3:40 | Patricia A Sieber | 33389 

History and structure of Buddhism from founding to present in South, Southeast, and East Asia; emphasis on rituals, beliefs, and local and regional variations. 2370 (270) recommended. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for CompStd 3673 (323), EALL 3223 (323), or RelStds 323. Cross-listed in EALL 3223. 

 

RELSTDS 3679 | Popular Culture and World Religion 

[Major, Comparative/Interdisciplinary Courses] 

TR 3:55-5:15 | Melissa Curley | 33349 

The representation of religion in visual culture, in the United States and around the world; the ways that religious traditions are represented or misrepresented; the ways religious traditions appropriate popular culture for their own purposes; new forms of religious practice and community that grow directly out of popular culture.

Prereq: English 1110. GE VPA course. 

 

RELSTDS 3872H | Varieties of Christianity 

[Major, Comparative/Interdisciplinary Courses] 

WF 2:20-3:40 | Spencer L Dew | 35266 

Explores various expressions of Christianity, historically and cross-culturally. Readings are from different disciplines, including anthropology, archeology, religious studies, sociology.

Prereq: Honors standing. Not open to students with credit for 4872H (524H).

 

Arabic 

 

ARABIC 5701 | The Qur'an in Translation 

[Major, Individual Religious Traditions] [Minor, Specific Traditions Elective] 

TR 3:55-5:15 | Sean W Anthony | 33796 / 33797 

An introduction, in English, to the literary, religious, and cultural implications of the fundamental book of Islam. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 671. 

 

Classics 

 

CLAS 3404 | Magic in the Ancient World  

[Major, Individual Religious Traditions] [Minor, Specific Traditions Elective] 

MWF 1:50-2:45 | Sarah Iles Johnston | 33463 

An introduction to the theory and practice of magic in the ancient Mediterranean, how people viewed it, and how it survived in later epochs. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 324. GE cultures and ideas and diversity global studies course. 

 

History of Art 

 

HISTART 3005 | Christian Art 

[Major, Individual Religious Traditions]  

WF 12:45-2:05 | Barbara Joan Haeger & Gabrielle Marie Stephens | 33822 

An introduction to the wide range of forms and functions of Christian images and spaces from the origin until 1700. Prereq: Soph standing. Not open to students with credit for 301. GE VPA course. 

 

History 

 

HISTORY 2220 | Introduction to the History of Christianity  

[Major, Individual Religious Traditions] [Minor, Elective Courses] 

WF 11:10-12:30 | David Bernhard Brakke | 32994 

WF 8:00-9:20 | Michael Beshay | 34669

Introduces students to the historical study of Christianity as a religious tradition. Sometimes this course is taught in a distance only format. Prereq or concur: English 1110.xx, or permission of instructor. GE historical study and diversity global studies course. 

 

HISTORY 2351 | Early Islamic Society, 610-1258 

[Major, Individual Religious Traditions] 

MWF 9:10-10:05 | TBD | 28826 

Origins and early development of selected fundamental Islamic institutions in their historical and cultural context. Prereq or concur: English 1110.xx. Not open to students with credit for 540.01. GE historical study course. 

 

HISTORY 3218 | Paul & His Influence in Early Christianity 

[Major, Individual Religious Traditions] 

TR 12:45-2:05 | TBD | 33036

Survey of the life and thought of the apostle Paul in translation, and his influence on the formation of Christianity. Prereq: English 1110.xx, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for Clas 3407. GE for lit and historical study course. 

 

HISTORY 3229 | History of Early Christianity 

[Major, Individual Religious Traditions] [Minor, Elective Courses]

WF 2:20-3:40 | David Bernhard Brakke | 33038 

A survey of the history of Christianity from its Jewish and Greco-Roman roots to the late sixth century. Prereq or concur: English 1110.xx, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 506. GE historical study and diversity global studies course. 

 

Jewish Studies  

 

JEWSHST 3210 | The Jewish Mystical Tradition 

[Major, Individual Religious Traditions] 

TR 2:20-3:40 | Michael Swartz | 33803 

The history of Jewish mysticism from antiquity to the present, with emphasis on its implications for the comparative study of religious experience. Prereq: English 1110 (110). Not open to students with credit for 2210, 2210H, 3210H, RelStds 2210, 3210, 2210H, 3210H, CompStd 2210 (376), 2210H (376H), Hebrew 2210 (376), 3210, 2210H (376H), or 3210H. GE cultures and ideas and diversity global studies course. Cross-listed in RelStds and Hebrew. 

 

Medieval and Renaissance Studies  

 

MEDREN 2666 | Medieval/Renaissance Magic 

[Major, Individual Religious Traditions] [Minor, Elective Courses]

MWF 10:20-11:15 | Sarah Iles Johnston | 29002 

A study of the history of witchcraft and magic from 400 to 1700 C.E. within sociological, religious and intellectual contexts. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for Medieval 240. GE culture and ideas and diversity global studies course. 

 

Near-Eastern Languages & Cultures 

 

NELC 2220 | Introduction to South Asian Studies 

[Major, Individual Religious Traditions] 

Online | Ila Nagar | 27659 

A multi-disciplinary introduction to South Asia's geographical, political, cultural, and religious contexts and connections. Prereq: English 1110 or equiv. Not open to students with credit for CompStd 2220. GE culture and ideas and diversity global studies course. Cross-listed in CompStd. 

 

NELC 3501 | Introduction to Islam 

[Major, Individual Religious Traditions] [Minor, Elective Courses] 

WF 9:35-10:55 | Danielle Schoon | 33807 

Examination of Islam as a world religion, enabling an understanding of its major tenets and beliefs as they are envisioned by insiders and outsiders. Prereq: English 1110 (110). Not open to students with credit for 351. GE cultures and ideas and diversity global studies course. 

 
Philosophy 

 

PHILOS 2120 | Asian Philosophies 

[Major, Comparative/Interdisciplinary Courses] [Minor, Elective Courses]

MWF 11:30-12:25 | TBD | 27928 

A survey including at least three of the following philosophical systems of Asia: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Zoroastrianism, Taoism, and Confucianism. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 215. GE lit and diversity global studies course. 

 


Minor Courses Autumn 2019

Religious Studies 

 

RELSTDS 2370 / 2370H | Introduction to Comparative Religion 

[Major, Comparative/Interdisciplinary Courses] [Minor, Core Courses] 

TR 9:35-10:55 | Hugh Bayard Urban | 33347 

(H) MWF 1:50-2:45 | Sarah Iles Johnston | 33354 

Introduction to the academic study of religion through comparison among major traditions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, etc.) and smaller communities. Prereq: English 1110 (110) or equiv. Not open to students with credit for 2370H or CompStd 2370H (270H) or 2370 (270). GE cultures and ideas and diversity global studies course. 

 

RELSTDS 3673 | The Buddhist Tradition 

[Major, Individual Religious Traditions] [Minor, Elective Courses] 

TR 2:20-3:40 | Patricia A Sieber | 33389 

History and structure of Buddhism from founding to present in South, Southeast, and East Asia; emphasis on rituals, beliefs, and local and regional variations. 2370 (270) recommended. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for CompStd 3673 (323), EALL 3223 (323), or RelStds 323. Cross-listed in EALL 3223. 

 

RELSTDS 4875 | Gender, Sexuality & Religion 

[Major, Comparative/Interdisciplinary Courses] [Minor, Core Courses] 

TR 12:45-2:05 | Hugh Bayard Urban | 33348 

Explores intersections of gender, sexuality and religion in comparative and cross-cultural contexts. Prereq: English 1110 (110) or equiv. Not open to students with credit for CompStd 4875 (515). 

 

Arabic  

 

ARABIC 4626 | Introduction to Arabic Quran 

[Minor, Elective Courses] 

TR 9:35-10:55 | Ahmad Al-Jallad | 28956 

A linguistic, literary, and cultural analysis of selected chapters from the Qur'an. Prereq: 2104. Not open to students with credit for 626. 

 

ARABIC 5701 | The Qur'an in Translation 

[Major, Individual Religious Traditions] [Minor, Elective Courses] 

TR 3:55-5:15 | Sean W Anthony | 33796 / 33797 

An introduction, in English, to the literary, religious, and cultural implications of the fundamental book of Islam. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 671. 

 

Classics  

 

CLAS 2220 / 2220H | Classical Mythology  

[Minor, Elective Courses] 

MWF 11:30-12:25 | Thomas Richard Hawkins | 17556 

TR 7:05p-8:25p | TBD | 27400 

 

(H) TR 9:35-10:55 | Frank Thomas Coulson | 17557

(H) TR 11:10-12:30 | TBD | 27439 

(H) TR 12:45-2:05 | TBD | 17561 

(H) MWF 11:30-12:25 | TBD | 24070 

(H) MWF 12:40-1:35 | TBD | 26913 

Personalities and attributes of the Greek and Roman gods and goddesses, their mythology and its influence on Western culture. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for Classics 222. GE lit and diversity global studies course. 

 

English 

 

ENGLISH 2280H | The English Bible 

[Minor, Elective Courses] 

(H) WF 12:45-2:05 | Hannibal Hamlin | 34756

The Bible in English translation, with special attention to its literary qualities, conceptual content, and development within history. Prereq: 1110.01 (110.01) or equiv. Not open to students with credit for 2280H (280H) or 280. GE lit course. 

 

Hebrew 

 

HEBREW 2241 | Culture of Contemporary Israel 

[Minor, Elective Courses] 

MW 12:45-2:05 | Adena V. Tanenbaum | 27081 

An introduction to the Culture of modern Israel: historical roots, socio-political institutions and developments, and literary and artistic creations reflecting the realities of contemporary Israeli society.  Prereq: Not open to students with credit for Hebrew 2241H (241H), 241, JewshSt 2242, or 2242H. GE cultures and ideas and diversity global studies course. Cross-listed in JewshSt 2242. 

 

HEBREW 2700 | Biblical and Post-Biblical Hebrew Literature in Translation 

[Minor, Elective Courses] 

TR 9:35-10:55 | Daniel Frank | 19332 

MW 2:20-3:40 | Sam Arthur Meier | 33800 

Reading and analysis of selected chapters from the Hebrew scriptures and post-biblical Hebrew writings representative of major historical, cultural, and literary trends. Prereq: English 1110  (110). Not open to students with credit for 370, 370H, 2700H, JewshSt 2700, or JewshSt 2700H. GE lit and diversity global studies course. Cross-listed in JewshSt. 

 

HEBREW 2703 | Prophecy in the Bible and Post-Biblical Literature 

[Minor, Elective Courses] 

TR 12:45-2:05 | Daniel Frank | 27085 

The dynamics of Israelite prophecy and apocalyptic in the context of ancient Near Eastern culture.  Prereq: English 1110 (110). Not open to students with credit for 373. GE lit and diversity global studies course.  Cross-listed in Jewish Studies. 

 

History of Art 

 

HISTART 2003 / 2003H | East Asian Art 

[Minor, Elective Courses] 

(LEC) MWF 10:20-11:15 | TBD | 19349 

(LEC) MW 5:30-6:50 | Gabrielle Marie Stephens | 33790 

(H) (LEC) MW 12:45-2:05 | Julia Frances Andrews & Gabrielle Marie Stephens | 33783

 

(REC) TBD | TBD | 19350 

(REC) TBD | TBD | 19351 

(REC) TBD | TBD | 26349 

(REC) TBD | TBD | 27023 

Art of East Asian cultures from ancient through contemporary times. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 213 or 2003H. GE VPA and historical study and diversity global studies course. 

 

HISTART 5816 | Images of the Mind: Chinese Painting of the Yuan and Ming Periods 

[Minor, Elective Courses] 

TR 8:45-10:05 | Gabrielle Marie Stephens/Julia Frances Andrews | 33834 

TR 8:45-10:05 | Gabrielle Marie Stephens/Julia Frances Andrews | 33835 

A survey of Chinese painting from the Yuan and Ming periods, with emphasis on style, subject matter, and cultural context. Prereq: Soph or Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 678.02 

 

History  

 

HISTORY 2070 | Introduction to Native American History

[Minor, Elective Courses]

Online | Delano Lopez | 34728

History of Native Americans from pre-contact times to the present. Prereq or concur: English 1110.xx, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 368.01. GE historical study and diversity soc div in the US course.

 

HISTORY 2220 | Introduction to the History of Christianity  

[Major, Individual Religious Traditions] [Minor, Elective Courses] 

WF 11:10-12:30 | David Bernhard Brakke | 32994 

Introduces students to the historical study of Christianity as a religious tradition. Sometimes this course is taught in a distance only format. Prereq or concur: English 1110.xx, or permission of instructor. GE historical study and diversity global studies course. 

 

HISTORY 2231 | The Crusades

[Minor, Elective Courses]

Online | Kyle Shimoda | 34767

Examines the various European crusades - in the Holy Land, Spain, Eastern Europe, and southern France - from their origins to the late 15th centure. Sometimes this course is offered in a distance-only format. Prereq or concur: English 1110.xx, or permission of instructor. GE historical study and diversity global studies course.

 

HISTORY 2351 | Early Islamic Society, 610-1258 

[Major, Individual Religious Traditions] [Minor, Elective Courses] 

MWF 9:10-10:05| TBD | 28826 

Origins and early development of selected fundamental Islamic institutions in their historical and cultural context. Prereq or concur: English 1110.xx. Not open to students with credit for 540.01. GE historical study course. 

 

HISTORY 2352 | The Ottoman Empire, 1300-1800 

[Minor, Elective Courses] 

TR 11:10-12:30 | Jane Hathaway | 33010 

Studies the political, economic, social, and cultural power of the Ottoman Empire from its origins, through the highpoint of its geopolitical power in the 16th century, to its further evolution through the opening of the period of European imperialism, and will examine the Ottoman Empire as a case from which to study the developmental dynamics of patrimonial sociopolitical systems. Prereq: English 1110.xx or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 3356 or 540.03. GE historical study course. 

 

HISTORY 2353 | The Middle-East Since 1914 

[Minor, Elective Courses] 

MWF 3-3:55 | TBD | 29479 

Online | Doga Ozturk | 34678

An introductory study of the political, social and cultural history and evolution of Islamic civilization since 1914. The course will examine the impact of outside power on the Middle East, as well as the region's responses to modernity; political, socioeconomic and cultural change; ideological strategy; Islamic identity and globalization; and changes in media of communication. Prereq: English 1110.xx or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 3358 or 540.05. GE historical study course. 

 

HISTORY 2475 | History of the Holocaust 

[Minor, Elective Courses] 

WF 9:35-10:55 | Robin E Judd | 27606 

Study of the state-sponsored murder of millions of Jews and non-Jews by the Nazis and their collaborators during World War II. Prereq or concur: English 1110.xx, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 331 or JewshSt 2475. GE historical study course. Cross-listed in JewshSt. 

 

HISTORY 3070 | Native American History from European Contact to Removal, 1560-1820 

[Minor, Elective Courses] 

WF 11:10-12:30 | Margaret E Newell | 34320 

Major issues and events in Native American history from before the European invasion and colonization through the early 1820s. Prereq: English 1110.xx, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 568.01. GE historical study course. 

 

HISTORY 3071 | Native American Removal – Present 

[Minor, Elective Courses] 

TBD | TBD | 34320 

Covers major events in American Indian history from 1820s to present, including removal, reservations, cultural adaptation, federal policies, self-determination, activism, and contemporary issues. Prereq: English 1110.xx, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 568.02. GE historical study and diversity soc diversity in the US course. 

 

HISTORY 3229 | History of Early Christianity 

[Major, Individual Religious Traditions] [Minor, Elective Courses] 

WF 2:20-3:40 | David Bernhard Brakke | 33038 

A survey of the history of Christianity from its Jewish and Greco-Roman roots to the late sixth century. Prereq or concur: English 1110.xx, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 506. GE historical study and diversity global studies course. 

 

HISTORY 3304 | History of Islam in Africa 

[Minor, Elective Courses] 

Online | Ousman M Kobo | 33361 

Africa from the emergence of Islam in the 600s to the Present. African contributions to Islam and the impact of Islam on African societies. Sometimes this course is offered in a distance-only format. Prereq or concur: English 1110.xx, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for AfAmASt 3304 (541). GE historical study course. Cross-listed in AfAmASt. 

 

HISTORY 3470 | Messiahs and Messianism in Jewish History 

[Minor, Elective Courses] 

WF 12:45-2:05 | Matthew D Goldish | 33044 

The history of Jewish messianic ideas and of Jewish messianic leadership from ancient to modern times. Prereq: English 1110.xx, and any History 2000-level course; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 531.01 or JewshSt 3470. GE historical study course. Cross-listed in JewshSt. 

 

Japanese 

 

JAPANSE 5271 | Japanese Religious Tradition 

[Minor, Elective Courses] 

TBD | TBD | 33079 / 33080 

A survey of the Japanese religious tradition, including Shinto, Buddhism, Taoism, Neo-Confuciansim, and folk religion from the 6th century B.C.E. to the present. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 641, CompStd 5871 (614) or RelStds 5871. Cross-listed RelStds 5871.

 

Jewish Studies  

 

JEWSHST 2475 | History of the Holocaust 

[Minor, Elective Courses] 

WF 9:35-10:55 | Robin E Judd | 27606 

Study of the state-sponsored murder of millions of Jews and non-Jews by the Nazis and their collaborators during World War II. Prereq or concur: English 1110.xx, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 331 or JewshSt 2475. GE historical study course. Cross-listed in History. 

 

Medieval & Renaissance Studies  

 

MEDREN 2215 | Gothic Paris 

[Minor, Elective Courses] 

TR 2:20-3:40 | Sarah-Grace Heller | 33673 

The arts, architecture, poetry, history, music, theology, food, and fashion of Paris in 1100-1300, the age of Gothic cathedrals and the birth of the university. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for Medieval 215. GE culture and ideas and diversity global studies course. 

 

MEDREN 2666 | Medieval/Renaissance Magic 

[Major, Individual Religious Traditions] [Minor, Elective Courses] 

MWF 10:20-11:15 | Sarah Iles Johnston | 29002 

A study of the history of witchcraft and magic from 400 to 1700 C.E. within sociological, religious and intellectual contexts. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for Medieval 240. GE Culture and ideas and diversity global studies course. 

 

Near-Eastern Languages & Cultures 

 

NELC 3501 | Introduction to Islam 

[Major, Individual Religious Traditions] [Minor, Elective Courses] 

WF 9:35-10:55| Danielle Schoon | 33807 

Examination of Islam as a world religion, enabling an understanding of its major tenets and beliefs as they are envisioned by insiders and outsiders. Prereq: English 1110 (110). Not open to students with credit for 351. GE cultures and ideas and diversity global studies course. 

 

NELC 3700 | Mythology of Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia 

[Minor, Elective Courses] 

WF 9:35-10:55 | Celine Annabelle Marquaire | 27084 

An introductory comparative survey of the mythology of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. Prereq: English 1110 (110). Not open to students with credit for 370. GE cultures and ideas and diversity global studies course. 

 

Philosophy 

 

PHILOS 2120 | Asian Philosophies 

[Major, Comparative/Interdisciplinary Courses] [Minor, Elective Courses] 

MWF 11:30-12:25 | TBD | 27928 

A survey including at least three of the following philosophical systems of Asia: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Zoroastrianism, Taoism, and Confucianism. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 215. GE lit and diversity global studies course. 

 

Scandinavian  

 

SCANDVN 3350 | Norse Mythology and Medieval Culture. 

[Minor, Elective Courses] 

TR 9:35-10:55 | Merill Kaplan | 28834 

The myths of the Old Norse gods and the worldview and beliefs of pagan Scandinavia. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for Scandvn 222. GE lit and diversity global studies course. 

 

Sociology  

 

SOCIOL 3467 | Sociology of Religion 

[Minor, Core Courses] 

Online | TBD | 29454 

The social role of religious institutions and beliefs, with particular reference to the United States; the relation between religion and other aspects of society. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 467. GE diversity soc div in the US course. 

 


Branch Campuses Major/Minor Courses Autumn 2019

 

Lima Campus 

 

RELSTDS 2370 | Introduction to Comparative Religion 

[Major, Comparative/Interdisciplinary Courses] [Minor, Core Courses] 

WF 2:30-3:50 | Theodore Houghton | 26989

Introduction to the academic study of religion through comparison among major traditions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, etc.) and smaller communities. Prereq: English 1110 (110) or equiv. Not open to students with credit for 2370H or CompStd 2370H (270H) or 2370 (270). GE cultures and ideas and diversity global studies course. 

 

CLAS 2220 | Classical Mythology

[Minor, Elective Course]

MWF 11:15-12:10 | Scott Fisher | 15422

Personalities and attributes of the Greek and Roman gods and goddesses, their mythology and its influence on Western culture. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for Classics 222. GE lit and diversity global studies course.

 

HISTORY 3245 | The Age of Reformation

[Major, Individual Religious Tradition] [Minor, Elective Courses]

WF 2:30-3:50 | Tryntje Helfferich | 34076

The history of the Protestant, Catholic, and Radical Reformations of the 16th and early 17th century Europe. Prereq: English 1110.xx, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 511. GE historical study course.

 

Mansfield Campus

 

HISTORY 2231 | The Crusades

[Minor, Elective Courses]

TR 9:45-11:05 | Heather Tanner | 34198

Examines the various European crusades - in the Holy Land, Spain, Eastern Europe, and southern France - from their origins to the late 15th centure. Sometimes this course is offered in a distance-only format. Prereq or concur: English 1110.xx, or permission of instructor. GE historical study and diversity global studies course.

 

Marion Campus

 

CLAS 2220 | Classical Mythology

[Minor, Elective Courses]

TR 11:00-12:20 | Katherine Rask | 15603

Personalities and attributes of the Greek and Roman gods and goddesses, their mythology and its influence on Western culture. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for Classics 222. GE lit and diversity global studies course.

 

ENGLISH 2280H | The English Bible 

[Minor, Elective Courses] 

MW 3:15-4:35 | Nathaniel Wallace | 27175

The Bible in English translation, with special attention to its literary qualities, conceptual content, and development within history. Prereq: 1110.01 (110.01) or equiv. Not open to students with credit for 2280H (280H) or 280. GE lit course. 

 

HEBREW 2704 | Women in the Bible and Beyond

[Minor, Elective Course]

F 1:30-4:15 | Zilla Loon | 29362

An examination of the social, legal, and religious position of women as they appear in the Hebrew Bible and the ways in which they have been represented and interpreted in later textual, visual, and audio sources. Prereq: English 1110(110). Not open to students with credit for 375 or JewshSt 2704. GE lit and diversity global studies course. Cross-listed in JewshSt.

 

Newark Campus 

 

RELSTDS 2102.01 | Literature & Religion 

[Major, Comparative/Interdisciplinary Courses] 

TR 5:30-6:50 | Cheryl Lynn Cash | 25629

Study of relationships between religion and secular literature; analysis of religious and spiritual elements of literature and film of diverse cultures and historical periods. Prereq: English 1110 (110) or equiv. Not open to students with credit for 2102.01H, CompStd 2102.01 (202.01), or 2102.01H (202.01H). GE lit and diversity global studies course. 

 

HEBREW 2241 | Culture of Contemporary Israel 

[Minor, Elective Courses] 

MW 12:45-2:05 | Zilla Loon | 28852

An introduction to the Culture of modern Israel: historical roots, socio-political institutions and developments, and literary and artistic creations reflecting the realities of contemporary Israeli society.  Prereq: Not open to students with credit for Hebrew 2241H (241H), 241, JewshSt 2242, or 2242H. GE cultures and ideas and diversity global studies course. Cross-listed in JewshSt 2242. 

 

HEBREW 2704 | Women in the Bible and Beyond

[Minor, Elective Course]

MW 11:10-12:30 | Zilla Loon | 28853

An examination of the social, legal, and religious position of women as they appear in the Hebrew Bible and the ways in which they have been represented and interpreted in later textual, visual, and audio sources. Prereq: English 1110(110). Not open to students with credit for 375 or JewshSt 2704. GE lit and diversity global studies course. Cross-listed in JewshSt.

 

HISTORY 3070 | Native American History from European Contact to Removal, 1560-1820 

[Minor, Elective Courses] 

TR 5:30-6:55 | John Low | 34139

Major issues and events in Native American history from before the European invasion and colonization through the early 1820s. Prereq: English 1110.xx, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 568.01. GE historical study course.

 

Wooster Campus

 

RELSTDS 2370 | Introduction to Comparative Religion 

[Major, Comparative/Interdisciplinary Courses] [Minor, Core Courses] 

MWF 1:50-2:45 | Eric S Williams | 15378

Introduction to the academic study of religion through comparison among major traditions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, etc.) and smaller communities. Prereq: English 1110 (110) or equiv. Not open to students with credit for 2370H or CompStd 2370H (270H) or 2370 (270). GE cultures and ideas and diversity global studies course.