Spring 2017 Courses

Spring Semester 2017 Courses  

 

Religious Studies     African American and African Studies

Classics     Comparative Studies     English     Hebrew

History     History of Art     Jewish Studies

Near Eastern Languages and Cultures     Philosophy     

General Interest 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.


Religious Studies

Religious Studies 2102.01
Literature and Religion
[Major – Comparative/Interdisciplinary]
WF 2:20PM-3:40PM | Daniel Timothy Reff | 28407
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.

Religious Studies 2102.02
Comparing Sacred Texts
[Major – Comparative/Interdisciplinary]
LEC TR 12:40PM-1:35PM | Hugh Bayard Urban | Lecture 26156
REC M 12:40PM-1:35PM | Staff | Recitation 26389
REC M 12:40PM-1:35PM | Staff | Recitation 26395
REC M 3:00PM-3:55PM | Staff | Recitation 26396
REC M 3:00PM-3:55PM | Staff | Recitation 26397
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.

Religious Studies 2370
Introduction to Comparative Religion
[Major – Core; Minor]
TR 11:10AM-12:30PM | Melissa Anne | 27769
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.

Religious Studies 2670
Science and Religion
[Major – Comparative/Interdisciplinary]
WF 12:45PM-2:05PM | Nancy Shannon Jesser | 26164
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 CompStd 2670 (170) or Philos 2860 (170). GE cultures and ideas course. Cross-listed in Philos 2860.

Religious Studies 3672
Native American Religions
[Minor]
WF 11:10AM - 12:30PM | Daniel Reff | 3 credit units | 32251
Comparative survey of indigenous religions of North America; patterns and diversity in religious experience, cosmologies, myths, rituals, social organizations, and sacred roles. 2370 (270) recommended.
Prereq: English 1110 (110) or equiv. Not open to students with credit for CompStd 3672 (322) or RelStds 322. GE cultures and ideas course and diversity soc div in the US course.

Religious Studies 3972
Theory and Method in the Study of Religion
[Major – Core]
TR 11:10AM-12:30PM | Nancy Shannon Jesser | 17006
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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African American and African Studies

AfAmaSt 3304                                                                                                              
History of Islam in Africa                                                                                           
[Minor]
TuTh 11:10AM - 12:30PM I David Jones I 3 credit units I Lecture 31511
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 History 3304 (541). GE historical study course. Cross-listed in History.

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Classics

Classics 2220
Classical Mythology
[Minor]                                                                 
MWF 11:30AM - 12:25PM I Bruce Heiden I 3 credit units I Lecture 16709
Recitations:
MWF 4:10PM - 5:05PM | Gregory Pellam I 3 credit units I 16710
TTR 2:20PM - 3:40PM  I Thomas Hawkins | 3 credit units I 16711
WF 9:35AM - 10:55AM | Aaron Palmore | 3 credit units I 16712
TTR 3:55PM - 5:15PM | Michael Jean I 3 credit units I 16814
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.
 
Classics 3401
Ancient Greek Religion
[Major - Individual Religious Traditions; Minor]
MWF 1:50PM - 2:45PM | Sarah Iles Johnston | 33553
Study of ancient Greek religions, including the beginnings of Christianity.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for Classics 323. GE historical study course.
 
Classics 3405
Christians in the Greco-Roman World
[Major - Individual Religious Traditions; Minor]
TR 3:55PM – 5:15PM | Staff | 26505
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

Comparative Studies 4990
Senior Seminar in Comparative Studies
[Major – Core Course]
MW 11:10AM – 12:30PM | David Graves Horn | 17043
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

ENGLISH 2280
The English Bible
[Minor]
WeFr 11:10AM - 12:30PM | Staff | 18570
WeFr 11:10AM - 12:30PM | Staff | 26573
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

Hebrew 2241(H)
Culture of Contemporary Israel
[Minor]
MoWe 12:45PM - 2:05PM | Adena Tanenbaum | Hebrew: 27940 / Jewish Studies 2242: 34268
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: 2241H requires Honors standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 241. GE cultures and ideas and diversity global studies course.  Cross-listed in Jewish Studies 2242.
The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with contemporary Israeli culture in all of its diversity. In the fifty years since the founding of the State, Israeli society has faced a series of dramatic challenges and has undergone tremendous changes. This course will survey the major social, cultural, religious and political trends in Israel, focusing on the post-1967 period. Issues to be explored include responses to founding ideals and ideologies; the impact of the Arab-Israeli conflict; Jewish perceptions of Arabs; efforts to absorb new waves of immigration and to deal with questions of ethnicity; tensions between the religious and secular sectors of society; the centrality of the family; and the social, political and religious status of women. The course will draw on a broad range of material, including print media and films. By the end of the course, students should have an insight into the complexity of Israeli society and an understanding of Israel's role in Jewish life, the Middle East, and the world at large.

Hebrew 2700(H)
Biblical and Post-Biblical Hebrew Literature in Translation (cross-listed in Jewish Studies)
[Minor]
TuTh 9:35AM - 10:55AM | Daniel Frank | Hebrew: 18946/ Jewish Studies: 21804
Recitation: TuTh 11:30AM - 12:30PM | Sam Meier | Hebrew: 18946

Reading and analysis of selected chapters from the Hebrew scriptures and post-biblical Hebrew writings representative of major historical, cultural, and literary trends.  Prereq: 2700H requires Honors standing or permission of instructor.  English 1110 (110). Not open to students with credit for 370. GE lit and diversity global studies course.  Cross-listed in Jewish Studies.
The purpose of this course is to provide the student with some fundamental insights into the Hebrew Scriptures (the Old Testament) within the context of their social, cultural, and historical milieux, as well as their common Near Eastern setting. One of the main objectives is to explore the searching spirit of ancient man for ultimate issues, such as the purpose of existence, the destiny of man, the problem of evil, etc. While this course stresses that the Hebrew Scriptures cannot be understood and still less appreciated without their larger cultural setting, it also strives to point out the distinctive features of these scriptures. Insights from post-biblical Hebrew exegeses (Talmud, Midrash, etc.) are provided. In addition to the traditional approach, contributions from a great many academic disciplines are utilized to provide diverse scholarly and objective views of the Holy Scriptures. This course is taught in English.

Hebrew 2703
Prophecy in the Bible and Post-Biblical Literature
[Minor]
WeFr 12:45PM - 2:05PM | Staff | Hebrew: 32513/ Jewish Studies: 21805
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.
By the end of this course, the student will be able to: 1) articulate the essential features of Israelite prophecy as a distinctive social phenomenon in the context of ancient Near Eastern culture; 2) trace the evolution of the phenomenon in Israel from its rise to its decline and ultimate transformation into apocalyptic; 3) identify the nuances and idiosyncrasies of certain individual prophets; and 4) identify the primary contributions of the prophetic phenomenon to the Judaeo-Christian heritage. To achieve these objectives, class lecture coupled with class discussion will form the core of this course, supplemented by outside readings and written assignments. The readings will include primary and secondary sources, providing the student opportunity for exposure to the prophetic literature at first hand while also supplying input from contemporary scholarship.

Hebrew 5601
Introduction to Hebrew Literary and Cultural Texts
[Minor]
MoWe 9:35AM - 10:55AM I Adena Tanenbaum I 3 credit units I Lecture 24472 (G) 24473 (UG)
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 620 or JewshSt 5601. Cross-listed in JewshSt.

Hebrew 5602
The Bible as Literature: Selected Readings
[Minor]
TuTh 2:20PM - 3:40PM I Sam Meier I 3 credit units I Lecture 18948 (G) 18947 (UG)
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. Cross-listed in JewshSt.

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History

History 2220
Introduction to Christianity
[Major – Individual Religions Traditions; Minor]
TR 3:55PM – 5:15PM | Michael Maged Beshay | 32683
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 2221
Introduction to The New Testament
[Major – Individual Religions Traditions]
MWF 10:20AM-11:15AM | James Albert Harrill | 28101

This course seeks to examine the Bible historically, from outside the framework of any particular belief system.  It presupposes no previous study in religion or theology, and expands the study of the literatures and cultures of ancient Greece and Rome in the Department of Classics.  Topics include the circulation of letters by an apostle named Paul, the production of the first "gospels" about the life of a Messiah Jesus, and the formation of ancient churches in the ancient city––all in the historical context of the Roman Empire.  What we call the "New Testament" is a not a single book, but an anthology of diverse writings by different authors in the past.  These authors disagreed on crucial matters of faith, community, and discipleship, which continue to divide Christians today.  We will read the entire New Testament as well as important apocryphal works.

History 2351
Early Islamic Society, 610-1258
[Major – Individual Religions Traditions; Minor]
WF 3:55PM-5:15PM | Isacar Bolanos | 32689
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 2392

Colonial India
[Religions and Cultures; Minor]                                                                                    
WF 3:55PM - 5:15PM I Archana Venkatesh I 3 credit units I Lecture 32693
South Asia during the colonial period, from the arrival of Vasco da Gama in 1498 until independence and partition of India and Pakistan in 1947.
Prereq or concur: English 1110.xx. Not open to students with credit for 543.03. GE historical study course.

History 2450
Ancient and Medieval Jewish History, 300 BCE-1100 CE                     

[Minor]
TuTh 12:45PM - 2:05PM I Daniel FrankI 3 credit units I Lecture 32022
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 History 2450 (330.01). GE cultures and ideas and historical study and diversity global studies course. Cross-listed in Jewish Studies.

History 2475
History of the Holocaust
[Minor]

WeFr 8:00AM - 9:20AM | Nicole Freeman | 3 credit units | Lecture 33650
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 3045
American Religious History
[Minor]
We 5:30PM - 6:50PM | Raymond Irwin | 3 credit units | 33087
An examination of religious history of the United States from colonial era to the present.
Prereq or concur: English 1110.xx; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 578. GE historical study course.

History 3071
Native American History from Removal to the Present
[Minor]
MWF 1:50PM - 2:45PM | Daniel Rivers | 3 credit units | 32023
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 3214
Women, Gender, and Sexuality in the History of Christianity
[Major – Comparative/Interdisciplinary]
WF 2:20PM-3:40PM | Isacar Bolanos | 32026
This course will focus on women, gender, and (to a lesser extent) sexuality in Christianity during the first three centuries, until the conversion of Constantine in 312.  After a brief look at the roles of women in other religious traditions of the ancient Mediterranean, we will consider the writings of the New Testament and such second- and third-century sources as martyrdom accounts, apocryphal gospels and acts, church orders, and Gnostic mythology.  We will study literary depictions of Christian women, the significance of gender in Christian theologies and narratives, the roles that women played in Christian communities, and the debates that these issues provoked.

History 3304                                                                                                              
History of Islam in Africa                                                                                           
[Minor]
TuTh 11:10AM - 12:30PM I David Jones I 3 credit units I Lecture 31511
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.

History 3306
History of African Christianity
TuTh 2:20PM - 3:40PM I Ousman M Kobo I 3 credit units I 32031

The development of Christianity in Africa from antiquity to the present; Christianity's interaction with Islam and indigenous religions; Mission Christianity and its aftermath. Sometimes this course is offered in a distance-only format.
Prereq: English 1110.xx and any History 2000-level course, or permission of instructor. GE historical study and diversity global studies course.
 
History 3470
Messiahs and Messianism in Jewish History           
[Minor]                                             
WeFr 9:35AM - 10:55AM I Matthew Goldish I 3 credit units I Lecture 32035
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 History 3470 (531.01). GE historical study course. Cross-listed in Jewish Studies
 

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History of Art

History of Art 2003
The Art and Visual Culture of East Asia
[Minor]                                                                                    
MoWe 11:30AM - 12:25PM I Mollie-Marie Workman I 3 credit units I Lecture 18970
Th 11:30AM - 12:25PM I Mollie-Marie Workman I 3 credit units I Lecture 18971
Fr 11:30AM - 12:25PM I Mollie-Marie Workman I 3 credit units I Lecture 18972
Fr 11:30AM - 12:25PM I Mollie-Marie Workman I 3 credit units I Lecture 27820
Th 11:30AM - 12:25PM I Mollie-Marie Workman I 3 credit units I Lecture 28089
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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Jewish Studies


Jewish Studies 2242(H) (cross-listed in Hebrew)
Culture of Contemporary Israel
[Minor]
MoWe 12:45PM - 2:05PM | Adena Tanenbaum | Hebrew: 27940 / Jewish Studies 2242: 34268
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: 2241H requires Honors standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 241. GE cultures and ideas and diversity global studies course.  Cross-listed in Jewish Studies 2242.
The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with contemporary Israeli culture in all of its diversity. In the fifty years since the founding of the State, Israeli society has faced a series of dramatic challenges and has undergone tremendous changes. This course will survey the major social, cultural, religious and political trends in Israel, focusing on the post-1967 period. Issues to be explored include responses to founding ideals and ideologies; the impact of the Arab-Israeli conflict; Jewish perceptions of Arabs; efforts to absorb new waves of immigration and to deal with questions of ethnicity; tensions between the religious and secular sectors of society; the centrality of the family; and the social, political and religious status of women. The course will draw on a broad range of material, including print media and films. By the end of the course, students should have an insight into the complexity of Israeli society and an understanding of Israel's role in Jewish life, the Middle East, and the world at large.

Jewish Studies 2450
Ancient and Medieval Jewish History, 300 BCE-1100 CE                                                               
[Minor]
TuTh 12:45PM - 2:05PM I Daniel FrankI 3 credit units I Lecture 32022
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 History 2450 (330.01). GE cultures and ideas and historical study and diversity global studies course. Cross-listed in History.

Jewish Studies 2475
History of the Holocaust
[Minor]
WeFr 8:00AM - 9:20AM | Nicole Freeman | 3 credit units | Lecture 33650
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 History 2475. GE historical study course. Cross-listed in History.

Jewish Studies 2700(H) (cross-listed in Hebrew)
Biblical and Post-Biblical Hebrew Literature in Translation (cross-listed in Jewish Studies)
[Minor]

TuTh 9:35AM - 10:55AM | Daniel Frank | Hebrew: 18946/ Jewish Studies: 21804
Recitation: TuTh 11:30AM - 12:30PM | Sam Meier | Hebrew: 18946

Reading and analysis of selected chapters from the Hebrew scriptures and post-biblical Hebrew writings representative of major historical, cultural, and literary trends.  Prereq: 2700H requires Honors standing or permission of instructor.  English 1110 (110). Not open to students with credit for 370. GE lit and diversity global studies course.  Cross-listed in Jewish Studies.
The purpose of this course is to provide the student with some fundamental insights into the Hebrew Scriptures (the Old Testament) within the context of their social, cultural, and historical milieux, as well as their common Near Eastern setting. One of the main objectives is to explore the searching spirit of ancient man for ultimate issues, such as the purpose of existence, the destiny of man, the problem of evil, etc. While this course stresses that the Hebrew Scriptures cannot be understood and still less appreciated without their larger cultural setting, it also strives to point out the distinctive features of these scriptures. Insights from post-biblical Hebrew exegeses (Talmud, Midrash, etc.) are provided. In addition to the traditional approach, contributions from a great many academic disciplines are utilized to provide diverse scholarly and objective views of the Holy Scriptures. This course is taught in English.


Jewish Studies 2703 (cross-listed in Hebrew)
Prophecy in the Bible and Post-Biblical Literature
[Minor]
WeFr 12:45PM - 2:05PM | Staff | Hebrew: 32513/ Jewish Studies: 21805
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.
By the end of this course, the student will be able to: 1) articulate the essential features of Israelite prophecy as a distinctive social phenomenon in the context of ancient Near Eastern culture; 2) trace the evolution of the phenomenon in Israel from its rise to its decline and ultimate transformation into apocalyptic; 3) identify the nuances and idiosyncrasies of certain individual prophets; and 4) identify the primary contributions of the prophetic phenomenon to the Judaeo-Christian heritage. To achieve these objectives, class lecture coupled with class discussion will form the core of this course, supplemented by outside readings and written assignments. The readings will include primary and secondary sources, providing the student opportunity for exposure to the prophetic literature at first hand while also supplying input from contemporary scholarship.

Jewish Studies 3470
Messiahs and Messianism in Jewish History           
[Minor]                                             
WeFr 9:35AM - 10:55AM I Matthew Goldish I 3 credit units I Lecture 32035
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 History 3470 (531.01). GE historical study course. Cross-listed in History
 
Jewish Studies 5602

The Bible as Literature: Selected Readings
[Minor]
TuTh 2:20PM - 3:40PM I Sam Meier I 3 credit units I Lecture 18948 (G) 18947 (UG)
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. Cross-listed in JewshSt.

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Near Eastern Languages and Cultures

Near Eastern Languages and Cultures 3201
Islam in the United States
[Minor]
TuTh 11:10AM - 12:30PM | Sabra Webber | 3 credit units | 31445
 
An examination of the main elements of Islamic belief as well as the particular characteristics of each major Islamic group in the United States.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 341. GE cultures and ideas course.

Near Eastern Languages and Cultures 3700
Mythology of Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia
[Minor]
WeFr 9:35AM - 10:55AM | Staff | 32518
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.
This course is designed to provide students with a comparative overview of the mythologies of ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. Its focus is the stories that were recounted as successful integrators of perceived reality in the context of these two major ancient cultures. As such, it will identify and explain basic theoretical issues involved in the analysis of myth; examine the central narratives that have been preserved from those cultures; and investigate the varied perspectives that characterize the world-views and life-concerns expressed in these texts. By reading representative selections of both primary and secondary sources, students will be exposed to both the ancient texts themselves as well as relevant contemporary scholarship.

Near Eastern Languages and Cultures 3702
Literatures and Cultures of the Islamic World
[Minor]
TuTh 2:20PM - 3:40PM | Staff | 32519
A survey of the Islamic world by way of literature and culture.  Prereq: English 1110 (110). Not open to students with credit for 372. GE lit and Global Studies course.
This course is a selective survey of Islamic culture and literature--literature of pre-modern times. Films occasionally shown in class complement lectures and readings.
Religion is one element of culture, and we will concentrate on the religious element in those societies whose populations have been primarily Muslim. Religion is at once a world-view, a collection of abstract principles, and a heritage of concrete, lived experiences--all of which have histories. Understandings and practices of Islam have differed from era to era and place to place, so that while codified principles have a degree of universal validity among Muslims, Islam has been practiced differently in diverse regions at different times. We will concentrate on the roots of Islamic doctrine and belief and on Sufism, Islamic mysticism, which played a central role in the development of literature.
In lectures we will also consider the political history of Muslim states, European relations with the Muslim world and Orientalist views of Islam, as well as Muslim responses to European domination of the regions where Muslims have lived.

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Philosophy

Philosophy 2120
Asian Philosophies
[Major – Comparative/Interdisciplinary; Minor]
MWF 12:40PM-1:35PM | Steven G Brown | 26367
This class will explore the main philosophical traditions that underly the cultures of India, China, Korea, Japan, and a number of other countries in south and east Asia. Specifically, we will work toward understanding some of the essential texts from Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Daoism. However, we will not be approaching these texts merely for their historical value. We will be engaging them as potential sources of wisdom and insight into the nature of the world around us and our place within it.

GE for literature and diversity global studies course

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General Interest Courses

(not for major or minor credit)

Comparative Studies 2367.07
Religious Diversity in America
TuTh 9:35AM - 10:55AM | Staff | 17025
MoWeFr 10:20AM - 11:15AM | Staff | 17024
MoWeFr 1:50PM - 2:45PM | Staff | 24470
Exploration of the concept of religious freedom and the position of minority religious groups in American society. GE Writing and Communication: Level 2 and Cultures and Ideas and Diversity: Social Diversity in the US.

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