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REL 100. World Religions (Diversity)

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: The beliefs, practices, and history of the world's religions, including Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, and other traditions such as Native American Religion and African Traditional Religion.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Goal Area:
  • GOAL AREA 6: HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS
  • GOAL AREA 8: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES


REL 150. Introduction to the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: The books of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, their cultural background, and the context from which they emerged.
Semester Offered: Even Fall
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 6: HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS


REL 151. Introduction to the New Testament

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: The historical development, literary shape, cultural context, and religious message of the New Testament writings.
Semester Offered: Odd Spring


REL 180. Religion: Race and Racism (Diversity)

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Use and abuse of religious texts in American religious communities; racist themes in contemporary religious discourse.
Semester Offered: Fall
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 7: RACIAL AND ETHNIC DIVERSITY IN THE U.S.


REL 201. Religious Diversity in America

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: An introduction to religious diversity and interreligious dialogue in America. Religious faith and practice, tolerance, and public policy in a religiously diverse, democratic society.
Semester Offered: Odd Fall
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 9: CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND ETHICS


REL 220. Introduction to Islam

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Islamic faith, practice, and scripture. Exploration and analysis of the Qur’an and Hadith literature, the historical development of Islam, and contemporary Islam in global context.
Semester Offered: Odd Fall


REL 225. Asian Religions

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Beliefs, practices, and history of religion in Asia. Includes various forms of Buddhism and Hinduism; Jainism and Sikhism; Confucianism and Taoism; Shintoism.
Semester Offered: Even Spring
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 8: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES


REL 260. Comparative Religious Ethics

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Comparative religious examination of contemporary ethical issues, such as wealth and poverty, war and violence, sex and marriage, labor and worker's rights, animals and the environment, food, disability, or immigration.
Semester Offered: Even Spring
Goal Area:
  • GOAL AREA 6: HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS
  • GOAL AREA 9: CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND ETHICS


REL 300. Topics in Contemporary Religious Thought

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Recent developments in theology and philosophy of religion, such as the nature of God, the problem of religious diversity, the role of revelation, the impact of science on faith, death and immortality, and the justification of religious belief. May be repeated up to 9 credits with different topics.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


REL 411. Topics in Religion

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Issues, texts, or subjects from various religions. Students may repeat with different topics up to 9 credits.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


REL 444. Internship

Credits: 1-16 View Details
Description: Internships are offered at the discretion of departments. Course number and number of credits are determined by the departments. Contact departmental offices for further information. 16 credits maximum in any one program.
Semester Offered:






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