Summer 2016 Courses

Summer 2016 Courses

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General Interest Courses


History 2201
Ancient Greece and Rome
[Religions and Cultures]
4-wk Ses 1 | MoTuWeTh 12:00PM - 2:20PM | Smith Lab 2150 | Kyle Shimoda
4-wk Ses 3 | TBA | TBA | Cary Barber

History 2211
Ancient Near East
[Religions and Cultures]
4-wk Ses 1 | MoWeFr 9:00AM - 12:10PM | McPherson Lab 1035 | Lee Marmor
The ancient history of Mesopotamia, Egypt, Anatolia, Persia, Israel, and the Levant to the establishment of the Persian Empire.
Prereq or concur: English 1110.xx. Not open to students with credit for 500. GE historical study course.

History 2220
Introduction to the History of Christianity
4-wk Ses 1 | MoTuWeTh 12:00PM - 2:20PM | Scott Lab N048 | Samuel Sutherland
6-wk Ses 2 | MoWeFr 12:40PM - 2:35PM | McPherson Lab 1040 | Michael Beshay
[Study of Religions (cross-cultural i.Christianity, interdisciplinary i.history, iv.social/inst); Religions and Cultures; Minor]
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
[Study of Religions (cross-cultural i.Christianity, interdisciplinary i.history, iv.social/inst); Religions and Cultures; Minor]
6-wk Ses 1 | MoWeFr 10:20AM - 12:25PM | McPherson Lab 1040 | Frank McGough
Examines the various European crusades - in the Holy Land, Spain, Eastern Europe, and southern France - from their origins to the late 15th century. 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 2353
The Middle East Since 1914
[Religions and Cultures; Minor]
Smmr Trm | TBA | TBA | Elizabeth Perego
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 3306
History of African Christianity
[Study of Religions (cross-cultural i. Christianity, interdisciplinary i.history, iv.social/inst); Minor]
6-wk Ses 2 | TBA | TBA | Ousman Kobo
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.

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History of Art 2001
Western Art 1: Ancient and Medieval Worlds
[Religions and Cultures]
8-wk Ses 2 | TBA | TBA | Staff
Marion 6-wk Ses 1 | MoWeTh 6:00PM - 8:15PM | Marn Libr 120A | Staff     
Examination of the history of Western Art from the third millennium BCE to the fifteenth century CE.
Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 201 or 210. This course is available for EM credit. GE VPA and historical study and diversity global studies course.

History of Art 2101
Introduction to African Art and Archaeology
[Religions and Cultures; Minor]
Marion 6-wk Ses 1 | MoWeTh 6:00PM - 8:15PM | TBA | Staff
The Art and Archaeology of Africa with emphasis on the historic cultures of Rock Art (8,000 B.C.), Egypt (3,000 B.C.), Nok (900 B.C.), Igbo-Ukwu (695 A.D.), Ife (1200 A.D.), and Benin (1400-1900 A.D.). Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 216. GE VPA and diversity global studies course. VSP Admis Cond course.

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Philosophy 2120
Asian Philosophies
[Religions and Cultures; Minor]
4-wk Ses 1 | MoWeFr 11:25AM - 2:35PM | Campbell Hall 309 | Matthew McCall
8-wk Ses 2 | MoWeFr 11:40AM - 1:15PM | Campbell Hall 209 | Andrew Kissel
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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Summer 2016 General Interest Courses in Religious Studies
(not for major or minor credit)

Comparative Studies 2367.07
Religious Diversity in America    
8-wk Ses 1 | MoWeFr 9:50AM - 11:25AM | Mendenhall Lab 175 | Amanda Randhawa     
Exploration of the concept of religious freedom and the position of minority religious groups in American society.
Prereq: English 1110 (110) or equiv and Soph standing. Not open to students with credit for 367.03. GE writing and comm: level 2 and cultures and ideas and diversity soc div in the US course.

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