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RELSTDS 2370H | Intro to Comparative Religions | LEC | 1:50-2:45pm M W F | Enarson Classroom 340 | Johnson, Sarah Iles | 35468

Introduction to the academic study of religion through comparison among major traditions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, etc.) and smaller communities.

Prereq: Honors standing, and English 1110 (110) or equiv. Not open to students with credit for 2370, CompStd 2370 (270), or 2370H (270H). GE cultures and ideas and diversity global studies course.

RELSTDS 3972 | Theory and Method in the Study of Religion | LEC | 2:20-3:40pm T R | Denney 206 | Brakke, David | 12080

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).

COMPSTD 4990 | Senior Seminar | LEC | 12:45-2:05pm T R | Hagerty 451 | Armstrong, Philip | 12104

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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CLAS 3401 | Ancient Greek Religion | LEC | 10:20-11:15am M W F | Denney 250 | Johnston, Sarah Iles | 32955

Study of ancient Greek religions, including the beginnings of Christianity.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for Classics 323. GE historical study course.

CLAS 3408 | Ancient Roman Religion | LEC | 2:20-3:40pm T R | Cockins 218 | Graf, Fritz | 23002

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.

COMPSTD 4822 | Native American Identity | LEC | 11:10am-12:30pm T R | Jennings 136 | Gonzales, Gregory | 34564

Historical and contemporary issues of American Indian identity, primarily in U.S.; focus on American Indian authors, artists, and scholars.

Prereq: English 1110 (110) or equiv. Not open to students with credit for 542. GE cultures and ideas and diversity soc div in the US course.

HEBREW 2700 or JEWHIST 2700 | The Hebrew Bible in Translation | LEC | 9:35-10:55am T R | Journalism 239 | Frank, Daniel | 33376

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. Not open to students with credit for 2700H, JewshSt 2700, or 2700H. GE lit and diversity global studies course. Cross-listed in JewshSt.

HISTORY 2220 | Introduction to the History of Christianity | LEC | 3:55-5:15pm T R | McPherson 1035 | Koperski, Andrew | 35553

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 2450 or JEWSHST 2450 | Ancient and Medieval Jewish History, 300 BCE-1100 CE | LEC | 12:45-2:05pm T R | Journalism 371 | Frank, Daniel | 33262

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.

JEWSHST 2201 | Introduction to Jewish Culture, Thought, and Practice | LEC | 2:20-3:40pm M W | Enarson Classroom 354 | Tanenbaum, Adena | 23401

An introduction to the historical, ideological, and cultural growth of Judaism examined from a variety of methodological perspectives.

Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 201. GE cultures and ideas and diversity global studies course.

PHILOS 2120 | Asian Philosophies | LEC | 12:45-2:05pm W F | Ramseyer 115 | Marsolek, William | 33724

A survey including at least three of the following philosophical systems of Asia: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Zoroastrianism, Taoism, and Confucianism.

GE lit and diversity global studies course.

PHILOS 2120 | Asian Philosophies | LEC | 11:10am-12:30pm T R | Hagerty 180 | Brown, Steven | 17685

A survey including at least three of the following philosophical systems of Asia: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Zoroastrianism, Taoism, and Confucianism.

GE lit and diversity global studies course.

RELSTDS 3673 | Buddhist Tradition | LEC | 12:45-2:05pm T R | Hopkins 246 | Curley, Melissa | 33298

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.

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AFAMAST 4342 | Religion, Meaning, and Knowledge in Africa | LEC | 2:20-3:40pm M W | Mendenhall 125 | TBA | 23299

While the practice of religion in Africa is as diverse as its people, three major belief systems define the practice: African Traditional Religion, Islam, and Christianity. This course will examine classical and contemporary definitions of African Traditional Religion/s and the introduction and adaptations of Islam and Christianity in Africa.

GE cultures and ideas and diversity global studies course.

HEBREW 3704 or JEWHIST 3704 | Women in the Bible and Beyond | LEC | ONLINE | Brenner, Naomi | 33378

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. Not open to students with credit for 2704, JewshSt 2704, or 3704. GE lit and diversity global studies course. Cross-listed in JewshSt.

MEDREN 2666 | Magic and Witchcraft in the Middle Ages and Renaissance | LEC | 2:20-3:40pm T R | Sullivant 220 | Swartz, Michael | 23336

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.

RELSTDS 2102.01 | Literature & Religion | LEC | 12:45-2:05pm W F | Denney 238 | Dew, Spencer | 23909

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 2102.02 | Comparative Sacred Texts | LEC | 11:10am-12:30pm T R | Hagerty 50 | Finver, Savannah | 16041

Introduction to religious views of the universe, the supernatural, social organization, ethics, etc., through sacred texts (oral and written) of diverse cultures and historical periods.

Prereq: English 1110 (110), or equiv. Not open to students with credit CompStd 2102.02 (202.02). GE lit and diversity global studies course.

RELSTDS 3679 | Popular Culture and World Religion | LEC | 11:10am-12:30pm W F | Campbell 309 | Dew, Spencer | 34570

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.

SOCIOL 3467 | Sociology of Religion | LEC | ONLINE | 12:45-2:05pm T R | Long, Adam | 22309

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.