Undergraduate Religious Studies
2019 Spring 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.
BUDDHISM: THE MIDDLE WAY (GH)
Religious Studies 232
This course introduces the wide range of Buddhist ideas and practices that have developed in Asia. It considers the social context in which Buddhism developed, the philosophical bases of all Buddhist schools, the development of the Mahayana, Buddhist Tantra, and Buddhist practices in South, Southeast and East Asia.
THE BIBLE AS LITERATURE
Religious Studies 252
This course will survey the Bible and some other related Near Eastern literature, focusing on the development of genres, motifs, and other literary forms that have influenced the form and content of Western literature, including the parable, the proverb, the loss of Eden, exile and return, origin stories, and hero stories. (Offered jointly with English).
ASIAN RELIGIOUS THOUGHT (GH)
Religious Studies 303
A study of selected texts and religious thought from India, China, and Japan in relation to their impact on personal spiritual development and cultural integration.
RELIGION IN AMERICAN CULTURE (GH)
Religious Studies 351
An examination of the significant role played by religious ideas and traditions in American society from colonial times to the present in historical and cultural perspectives.
THE HOLOCAUST: NAZI GERMANY AND THE GENOCIDE OF THE JEWS
Religious Studies 388
This course will examine the origins, implementation, and legacies of the Nazi Holocaust against the Jews. It is intended to help students gain an appreciation of the importance of the Holocaust to the Jewish experience, while understanding that other groups also were victimized. (Offered jointly with Sociology).
Religious Studies 496
Variable topics. Group activity. Not offered regularly in the curriculum but offered on topics selected on the basis of timeliness, need, and interest, and generally in the format of regularly scheduled Catalog offerings. Repeatable
Religious Studies 498
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable