Undergraduate Religious Studies
2018 Fall Term
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INTRODUCTION TO ASIAN RELIGIONS (GH)
Religious Studies 111
An introduction to the major religious traditions in the cultural areas of South, Southeast, and East Asia: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Taoism, Confucianism, and Shinto.
INTRODUCTION TO WESTERN RELIGIONS (GH)
Religious Studies 112
An introduction to the major religious traditions that have shaped Near Eastern and Western culture; especially Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
INTRODUCTION TO ISLAMIC CIVILIZATIONS
Religious Studies 135
This course examines emergence and evolution of Islamic Civilizations from the seventh century though the modern era. It covers the birth and spread of Islam, the rise and fall of Muslim Empires, religious and political institutions, scientific and cultural achievements, and the position of women and religious minorities.
NATIVE AMERICAN RELIGIONS (DV)(GH)
Religious Studies 242
This course explores the historical development and manifestations of Native American religions from before European contact to the present. The course examines the diverse experiences of Native Americans, analyzes the changing roles of Native American religions, and questions traditional conceptions of Native Americans and Native American religions throughout American history.
EVIL AND RELIGION
Religious Studies 340
This course presents a variety of ways of examining the problem of evil in several of the world's religious traditions--as a philosophical and theological problem for understanding the relationship between God and human beings in monotheistic religions, but also in broader comparative perspective through the confrontation of evil in polytheistic and non-theistic religions.
RELIGIOUS AND PHILOSOPHICAL PERSPECTIVES ON DEATH AND DYING (GH)
Religious Studies 365
A critical examination of philosophical and religious materials dealing with death and dying. Issues such as the nature of death, the fear of death, the possibility of an afterlife, the concept of immortality, ethical and legal problems raised in the dying process, the ethics of hospice care, and the morality of euthanasia will be considered.
MODERN RELIGIOUS MOVEMENTS (GH)
Religious Studies 371
Modern Religious Movements will introduce students to the historical development and contemporary manifestations of various religions or religious traditions throughout the world from the early modern era to the present. It explores both those religious forms born within the modern era and those religious movements that are shaping religious expression today.
Religious Studies 498
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable