Spring 2018 Course

Religious Studies Core Courses | Religious Studies Major Courses | Religious Studies Minor Courses

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 Offered in Religious Studies, Spring 2018

 

Comparative Sacred Texts

RELSTDS 2102.02

[Major, Comparative/Interdisciplinary Courses]

TR 12:45-2:05 | Isaac Amitai Weiner | 21170 

This course will cover the sacred texts of a variety of religious traditions and the basic theories and methods for reading religious literature. We will examine texts not only from "mainstream" traditions such as Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism, but also materials from Native American traditions and  from new religious movements such as Scientology and Wicca. Students will also be introduced to basic theoretical tools for reading and interpreting sacred texts from multiple perspectives. In addition to lectures, films, and in-class discussions, the class will include field trips to a variety of religious sites in central Ohio. GE Literature and Diversity: Global Studies.

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Introduction to Comparative Religion

RELSTDS 2370 (2370H)

[Major, Core Courses]

[Minor, Core Courses]

TR 11:10-12:30 | Melissa Anne Marie Curley | 21176

(H) MWF 12 :40-1 :35 | Sarah Iles Johnston | 33680 

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.

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Science & Religion 

RELSTDS 2670

[Major, Comparative/Interdisciplinary Courses] 

TR 2:20-3:40 | Richard Samuels | 33490

Do religion and science answer different questions? Does one rely on faith and the other evidence? Are they competing frameworks or do they have more in common than is acknowledged by either? In this course we will examine the historical connections and disconnections between science and religion through controversies, explicit philosophies, and historical accounts of the development of scientific institutions and values from secular and religious sources. We will then examine practices (from various cultures) that claim to be or are seen as both "religious" and "scientific." Lastly, we look at contemporary attempts to reconcile science and religion, re-enchant nature, and bring non-western religious and cultural perspectives to bear on the global practices of science.GE Cultures and Ideas course. Cross-listed in Philosophy.

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Religions of India

RELSTDS 3671

[Major, Individual Religious Traditions] 

TR 12:45-2:05 | Hugh Bayard Urban | 34929 

Since end of the 19th century, the religions of India have had a major influence on American culture, philosophy and spirituality; and in the last twenty years, Indian religions have also begun to capture the American popular imagination, with musicians and entertainers from the Beatles to the Beastie Boys practicing various forms of Hinduism and Buddhism. This course is intended to provide a basic introduction to the major religions of India (Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Sikhism, as well as Indian forms of Christianity and Islam), and to grapple with the complex relationship between religion, culture and politics in Indian history. In the main body of the course, we will trace the complex history of the major religions of India, exploring their various interactions and transformations over the last 4000 years. Finally, in the last portion of the class, we will look at contemporary religious movements, both in Indian and in the West, where Indian religions have become a key element in contemporary New Age and New Religious Movements. In addition to films and guest lectures, this course will also include several optional field trips. Students will be required to write a field observation paper based on a visit to an Indian religious community in the Columbus area.

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Religion & American Culture

RELSTDS 3678

[Major, Comparative/Interdisciplinary Courses]

[Minor, Core Courses]

TR 9:35-10:55 | Isaac Amitai Weiner | 33694 

This course adopts a thematic approach to studying the complex connections between religion and American culture. In spring 2018, we will focus especially on the intersections of religion with race, law, national identity, and popular culture.  We will analyze selected case studies from a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives. Our conversations will take us from Islam and Mormonism to Scientology and Spaghetti Monsters, from yoga studios and hell houses to football fields and Star Trek conventions, from alien abductees and snake handlers to Oprah Winfrey and Kendrick Lamar. Throughout, we will use these examples to assess different ways of making sense of religion’s complicated place in American culture. In addition to lectures, films, and in-class discussions, the class will include optional field trips to a variety of religious and non-religious sites in central Ohio. This course meets the GE requirement for Diversity: Social Diversity in the United States.

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Theory and Method in the Study of Religion 

RELSTDS 3972 

[Major, Core Courses] 

[Minor, Core Courses] 

TR 3:55-5:15 | David Bernhard Brakke | 13086 

Survey of contemporary theories and methods used in the academic study of religion. Prereq: 2370 (270) or 2370H (270H) or equiv. Not open to students with credit for RelStds 4972 or CompStd 4972 (520).

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Gender, Sexuality & Religion

RELSTDS 4875

[Major, Comparative/Interdisciplinary Courses]

[Minor, Core Courses]

TR 11:10-12:30 | Hugh Bayard Urban | 33738 

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).

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Popular Culture and World Religion

RELSTDS 3679

[Major, Comparative/Interdisciplinary Courses]

TR 2:20-3:40 | Melissa Anne Marie Curley | 35242

This course considers the intimate relationship between religion and vision—seeing and believing—as it plays out in contemporary popular cultures around the world. Focusing on the ways in which religious iconographies and popular visual cultures borrow from one another, we’ll look at a diverse set of materials: from horror movies to comic books, Kanye West to Japanese carnivals, Disney World to hell houses. Together we’ll explore how popular cultures consume the sacred, and how religious people use popular repertoires to formulate questions of ultimate concern.

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Religious Studies Major Courses, Spring 2018

 

Classics

Ancient Greek Religion

Classics 3401 

[Major, Individual Religious Traditions]

MWF 1:50-2:45 | Henry Storm Blume | 22162

Study of ancient Greek religions, including the beginnings of Christianity. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for Classics 323. GE historical study course.

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Christians in the Greco-Roman World

Classics 3405

[Major, Individual Religious Traditions]

MWF 10:20-11:15 | Henry Storm Blume | 22152

The origins and development of Christianity in its historical, social, and cultural context. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for Classics 325.

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Ancient Roman Religion 

Classics 3408

[Major, Individual Religious Traditions]

TR 9:35-10:55 | Fritz Graf | 22156

Study of religious life and institutions in the Roman Republic and Empire, with due attention to the primary sources, in translation, and their difficulties. GE cultures and ideas and historical study course.

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Comparative Studies 

Senior Seminar 

COMPSTD 4990 

[Major, Core Courses]

TR 9:35-10:55 | David Graves Horn | 13121

Writing seminar based on students' independent research. Prereq: 3990 (398), and 500 or a 4000-level course in CompStd, and Sr standing; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 598.

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Hebrew

Jewish Mystical Tradition

HEBREW 3210

[Major, Individual Religious Traditions]

MF 9:35-10:55 | Michael Dov Swartz | 35349

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History of Art

Christian Art

HISTART 3005 

[Major, Individual Religious Traditions] 

WF 12:45-2:05 | Barbara Joan Haeger & Andrew Siemer Trimmer | 33938

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.

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History

Intro to Christianity 

History 2220 

[Major, Individual Religious Traditions]

TR 11:10-12:30 | TBA | 31000

TBA | TBA | 33014

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.

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Intro to the New Testament: History and Literature

History 2221

[Major, Individual Religious Traditions]

MWF 12:40-1:35 | James Albert Harill | 30931

(E) MWF 12:40-1:35 | James Albert Harill | 34652

Introductory survey of the New Testament writings in translation, including non-canonical sources of the early Christian movement. Prereq or concur: English 1110.xx, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for Clas 2221, 2221E, 2401, or 2401E. GE for lit and historical study course. Cross-listed in Clas.

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Early Christianity

History 3229

[Major, Individual Religious Traditions]

TR 9:35-10:55 | TBA | 33173

WF 9:35-10:55 | Kristina Marie Sessa | 34638

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.

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Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Medieval/Renaissance Magic

MEDREN 2666

[Major, Individual Religious Traditions]

TR 11:10-12:30 | Kristen M. Figg | 33879

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.

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Near-Eastern Languages and Cultures

Intro to Shia’s Beliefs and History 

NELC 3230 

[Major, Individual Religious Traditions]

WF 9:35-10:55 | Hadi Jorati | 33165

Introduction to the history, doctrinal tenets, and social manifestations of Shi'ism within Islam and in the context of Islamic civilization. Prereq: English 110.

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Philosophy 

Asian Philosophies

PHILOS 2120

[Major, Comparative/Interdisciplinary Courses]

MWF 12:40-1:35 | Steven G Brown | 25379

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.

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Science & Religion 

PHILOS 2860

[Major, Comparative/Interdisciplinary Courses] 

TR 2:20-3:40 | Richard Samuels | 33490

A philosophical examination of the relationship between science and religion, concentration on issues regarding the creation of the universe and the origins of life. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 170, CompStd 2670 (170) or RelStds 2670. GE cultures and ideas course. Cross-listed in RelStds 2670.

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Religious Studies

Introduction to Comparative Religion

RELSTDS 2370 (2370H)

[Major, Core Courses]

TR 11:10-12:30 | Melissa Anne Marie Curley | 21176

(H) MWF 12 :40-1 :35 | Sarah Iles Johnston | 33680 

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.

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Science & Religion 

RELSTDS 2670

[Major, Comparative/Interdisciplinary Courses] 

TR 2:20-3:40 | Richard Samuels | 33490

A philosophical examination of the relationship between science and religion, concentration on issues regarding the creation of the universe and the origins of life. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 170, CompStd 2670 (170) or RelStds 2670. GE cultures and ideas course. Cross-listed in Philos 2860.

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Religions of India

RELSTDS 3671

[Major, Individual Religious Traditions] 

TR 12:45-2:05 | Hugh Bayard Urban | 34929 

History and structure of South Asian religions with attention to myth, ritual, art, philosophy, and social stratification. 2370 (270) recommended. Prereq: English 1110 (110) or equiv. Not open to students with credit for CompStd 3671 (321) or RelStds 321.

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Religion & American Culture

RELSTDS 3678

[Major, Comparative/Interdisciplinary Courses]

TR 9:35-10:55 | Isaac Amitai Weiner | 33694 

Thematic approach to the intersections of religion and American culture, with attention to varied topics such as pluralism, nationalism, race, gender, sexuality, law, media, science, economics, and popular culture. 2370 (270) recommended. Prereq: English 1110 (110) or equiv. Not open to students with credit for CompStd 3678. GE diversity soc div in the US course.

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Theory and Method in the Study of Religion 

RELSTDS 3972 

[Major, Core Courses] 

TR 3:55-5:15 | David Bernhard Brakke | 13086 

Survey of contemporary theories and methods used in the academic study of religion. Prereq: 2370 (270) or 2370H (270H) or equiv. Not open to students with credit for RelStds 4972 or CompStd 4972 (520).

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Gender, Sexuality, & Religion

RELSTDS 4875

[Major, Comparative/Interdisciplinary Courses]

TR 11:10-12:30 | Hugh Bayard Urban | 33738 

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).

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Popular Culture and World Religion

RELSTDS 3679

[Major, Comparative/Interdisciplinary Courses]

TR 2:20-3:40 | Melissa Anne Marie Curley | 35242

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

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Religious Studies Minor Courses, Spring 2018

 

Arabic

Introduction to the Arabic Qur’ran

ARABIC 4626

[Minor, Elective Courses]

TR 12:45-2:05 | Geoffrey J Moseley | 33153

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

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Classics

Classical Mythology 

CLAS 2220 (2220H)

[Minor, Elective Courses]

MWF 11:30-12:25 | Thomas Richard Hawkins | 12798

TR 7:05-8:25 | Laura Ann Marshall | 22164

(H)  MWF 1:50-2:45 | Katrina Victoria Vaananen | 12799

(H) TR 9:35-10:55 | Aaron Grindle Palmore | 34615 

(H) TR 2:20-3:40 | Frank Thomas Coulson | 12800 

(H) WF 9:35-10;55 | Christine Hamilton | 12801

(H) TR 3:55-5:15 | Frank Thomas Coulson | 22153

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.

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Ancient Greek Religion 

CLAS 3401

[Minor, Elective Courses] 

MWF 1:50-2:45 | Henry Storm Blume | 22162 

Study of ancient Greek religions, including the beginnings of Christianity. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for Classics 323. GE historical study course.

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Christians in the Greco-Roman World

CLAS 3405

[Minor, Elective Courses]

MWF 10:20-11:15 | Henry Storm Blume | 22152

The origins and development of Christianity in its historical, social, and cultural context. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for Classics 325. 

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Comparative Studies

Topics in Comparative Studies 

COMSTD 5691

[Minor, Core Courses] 

TBA | TBA | 33893

TBA | TBA | 33894

Writing seminar based on students' independent research. Prereq: 3990 (398), and 500 or a 4000-level course in CompStd, and Sr standing; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 598.

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English

The English Bible

English 2280

[Minor, Elective Courses]

WF 11:10-12:30 | TBA | 29563

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.

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Hebrew

Culture of Contemporary Israel 

Hebrew 2241 

[Minor, Elective Courses]

MW 12:45-2:05 | Adena V. Tanenbaum | 30413

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.

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Biblical and Post-Biblical Hebrew Literature in Translation

Hebrew 2700H

[Minor, Elective Courses]

TR 9:35-10:55 | Daniel Frank | 30418

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.

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Women in the Bible and Beyond

Hebrew 2704

[Minor, Elective Courses]

WF 11:10-12:30 | Naomi Brenner | 33160 

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 374 or JewshSt 2704. GE lit and diversity global studies course. Cross-listed in JewshSt.

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Intro to Hebrew Literary and Cultural Texts

Hebrew 5601

[Minor, Elective Courses]

MW 9:35-10:55 | Adena V. Tanenbaum | 30409

MW 9:35-10:55 | Adena V. Tanenbaum | 30410 

Literary and cultural Hebrew texts from the biblical to the modern period; students will develop the ability to read critically and to build analytical vocabulary. In Hebrew. Prereq: 2105, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for JewshSt 5601.

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The Bible as Literature

Hebrew 5602 

[Minor, Elective Courses]

WF 2:20-3:40 | Sam Arthur Meier | 14929 

WF 2:20-3:40 | Sam Arthur Meier | 33164

Critical study of basic issues in the language and analysis of biblical texts. In Hebrew. Prereq: 2105, or permission of instructor. Repeatable to a maximum of 12 cr hrs.

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History of Art

East Asian Art

HISTART 2003

[Minor, Elective Courses] 

(LEC) MW 11:30-12:25 | Andrew Siemer Trimmer & Christina Wei-Szu Burke | 14951 

(REC) R 11:30-12:25 | TBA | 14952 

(REC) F 11:30-12:25 | TBA | 14953

(REC) F 11:30-12:25 | TBA | 30432 

(REC) R 11:30-12:25 | TBA | 30433

(H) TR 9:35-10:55 | Julia Frances Andrews & Andrew Siemer Trimmer | 33924 

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.

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Images of the Mind: Chinese Painting of the Yuan and Ming Periods (1279-1644)

HISTART 5816

[Minor, Elective Courses]

TR 2:20-3:40 | Julia Frances Andrews & Andrew Siemer Trimmer | 33977 

TR 2:20-3:40 | Julia Frances Andrews & Andrew Siemer Trimmer | 33978

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

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History 

Intro to Christianity 

History 2220 

[Minor, Elective Courses]

TR 11:10-12:30 | TBA | 31000

TBA | TBA | 33014

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.

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Ancient Jewish History

History 2450 

[Minor, Elective Courses]

TR 3:55-5:15 | TBA | 30962

Introduction to the history of Jewish communities, religion, and culture in the Near East from the Greco-Roman period to the First Crusade. Prereq or concur: English 1110.xx, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 330.01 or JewshSt 2450. GE cultures and ideas and historical study and diversity global studies course. Cross-listed in JewshSt.

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Medieval Jewish History 

History 2451

[Minor, Elective Courses]

TR 12:45-2:05 | Daniel Frank | 33159 

Introduction to the history of Jewish communities, religion, and culture in Europe during the Medieval and Early Modern periods. Prereq or concur: English 1110.xx, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 330.01, 330.02, or JewshSt 2451. GE historical study course. Cross-listed in JewshSt.

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History of Zionism & Modern Israel 

History 2453 

[Minor, Elective Courses]

TR 9:35-10:55 | Alexander Kaye | 33161

The history of Zionist movement and the modern state of Israel from beginnings to present. Prereq or concur: English 1110.xx, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 334 or JewshSt 2453. GE historical study course. Cross-listed in JewshSt.

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American Religious History 

History 3045 

[Minor, Elective Courses]

W 11:10-12:30 | Raymond Dye Irwin | 31011

W 5:30-6:50 | Raymond Dye Irwin | 34869 

An examination of religious history of the United States from colonial era to the present. Prereq or concur: Any 2000-level History course, and English 1110.xx; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 578. GE historical study course.

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Native American History from Removal – Present 

History 3071 

[Minor, Elective Courses]

TR 11:10-12:30 | Daniel Winunwe Rivers | 30963 

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.

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Early Christianity

History 3229

[Minor, Elective Courses]

TR 9:35-10:55 | TBA | 33173

MW 9:35-10:55 | Kristina Marie Sessa | 34638

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.

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Medieval Christianity 

History 3230 

[Minor, Elective Courses] 

TR 12:45-2:05 | Alison Isdale Beach | 33174 

Study of the development of Medieval Christianity from Constantine to the early sixteenth century. Prereq or concur: English 1110.xx, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 507. GE historical study course.

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Islam in Africa 

History 3304 

[Minor, Elective Courses]

T 11:10-12:30 | Ousman Kobo | 33177 

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: English 1110.xx and any History 2000-level course, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 541.02 or AfAmASt 3304 (541). GE historical study course. Cross-listed in AfAmASt.

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Intellectual and Social Movements in the Muslim World

History 3351 

[Minor, Elective Courses]

TR 11:10-12:30 | Jane Hathaway | 33178

Upper-level lecture/discussion course on significant intellectual and social movements in the Middle East and vicinity from the advent of Islam to the present. Prereq or concur: English 1110.xx, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 542.01. GE historical study course.

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Ancient Israel 

History 3450 

[Minor, Elective Courses]

WF 11:10-12:30 | Sam Arthur Meier | 33181 

Survey of the history and historiography of Israel from its origins to the advent of Hellenism. Prereq: English 1110.xx, and any History 2000-level course; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 530.01 or JewshSt 3450. GE historical study course. Cross-listed in JewshSt.

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Medieval and Renaissance Studies

Medieval/Renaissance Magic

MEDREN 2666

[Minor, Elective Courses]

TR 11:10-12:30 | Kristen M. Figg | 33879

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.

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Near-Eastern Languages and Cultures

Intro to Shia’s Beliefs and History 

NELC 3230 

[Minor, Elective Courses]

TR 12:45-2:05 | Sean W Anthony | 33165

Introduction to the history, doctrinal tenets, and social manifestations of Shi'ism within Islam and in the context of Islamic civilization. Prereq: English 110.

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Philosophy 

Asian Philosophies

PHILOS 2120

[Minor, Elective Courses]

MWF 12:40-1:35 | Steven G Brown | 25379

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.

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Religious Studies 

Introduction to Comparative Religion

RELSTDS 2370 (2370H)

[Minor, Core Courses]

TR 11:10-12:30 | Melissa Anne Marie Curley | 21176

(H) MWF 12 :40-1 :35 | Sarah Iles Johnston | 33680 

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.

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Religion & American Culture

RELSTDS 3678

[Minor, Core Courses]

TR 9:35-10:55 | Isaac Amitai Weiner | 33694 

Thematic approach to the intersections of religion and American culture, with attention to varied topics such as pluralism, nationalism, race, gender, sexuality, law, media, science, economics, and popular culture. 2370 (270) recommended. Prereq: English 1110 (110) or equiv. Not open to students with credit for CompStd 3678. GE diversity soc div in the US course.

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Theory and Method in the Study of Religion 

RELSTDS 3972 

[Minor, Core Courses] 

TR 3:55-5:15 | David Bernhard Brakke | 13086 

Survey of contemporary theories and methods used in the academic study of religion. Prereq: 2370 (270) or 2370H (270H) or equiv. Not open to students with credit for RelStds 4972 or CompStd 4972 (520).

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Gender, Sexuality & Religion

RELSTDS 4875

[Minor, Core Courses]

TR 11:10-12:30 | Hugh Bayard Urban | 33738 

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).

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