REL

Religion

  • REL 2040 Bible, Qur'an, and Western Culture

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduction to the textual formation, early historical development, and influence of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Integrated Writing course.

  • REL 2050 What Is Religion?

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Explores the meaning of religion by looking at various ways in which people experience and express it. Diverse examples of religion and religious life are considered.

  • REL 2060 Asian Religions

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    General introduction to the major religious traditions of South Asia and East Asia: Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism, Zen, and Shinto.

  • REL 2070 Western Religions

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    General introduction to the major religious traditions of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and other selected religious traditions.

  • REL 2320 Nonwestern Religions

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduction to the academic study of major nonwestern religious traditions of the world, examining their historical development, fundamental doctrines and beliefs, practices, institutions, and cultural expressions. Integrated Writing course.

  • REL 3100 Topics in Judaism

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Topics vary.

  • REL 3110 Judaism: Faith and People

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Judaism as a religious faith and people, with special reference to formative historical, social, ethnic, and cultural factors.

  • REL 3120 Modern Jewish Thought

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Major themes and issues in the works of contemporary Jewish thinkers (e.g., Borowitz, Herberg, Fackenheim, Kaplan, Rothschild, Heschel, Rubenstein, and Weisel).

  • REL 3200 Topics in Christianity

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examination of selected topics related to the history and practice of Christianity.

  • REL 3210 Christianity

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examination of the historical development of Christianity from biblical times to the present, with an emphasis on the diversity of religious beliefs, practices, and institutions.

  • REL 3300 Topics in Islam

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Problems, approaches, and topics in the field of Islam. Topics vary.

  • REL 3310 Introduction to Islam

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Origin and development of Islam, including contemporary issues.

  • REL 3320 Islam in the Modern World

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Study of how Muslim thinkers and theologians have responded to the challenges of the modern era.

  • REL 3400 Topics in Asian Religion

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Studies in the religious dimension of Asian cultures with attention to historical, social, and aesthetic perspectives.

  • REL 3410 Chinese Religions

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introductory survey of religious thought and practice in Chinese history and culture. Primary focus on Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism. Themes examined include religion and politics in Chinese history, human nature and self-cultivation, and conceptions of the sage in Chinese religions.

  • REL 3420 Japanese Religions

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Survey of historical and contemporary religious life in Japan. Primary focus will be on both early Shinto and later nationalistic Shinto, the varieties of Japanese Buddhism, and Japanese "New" religions.

  • REL 3430 Buddhism

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduction to Buddhism, focusing on its historical origins in India and its spread to neighboring regions. Examines the life and teachings of the Buddha, rituals and practices among Buddhist monastics and laity, and early Buddhist art and architecture.

  • REL 3440 Hinduism

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Recitation

    Explores major beliefs and practices of Hinduism.

  • REL 3450 Daoism

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Survey of the various expressions of Daoism in Chinese religious and intellectual history. Includes classical Daoist writings and contemporary expressions of Daoism.

  • REL 3460 Confucianism

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Survey of Confucianism in Chinese history, including classical expressions of Confucian thought, influential Neo-Confucian thinkers and the modern fate of Confucianism in Chinese society and culture.

  • REL 3470 Zen Buddhism

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Survey of the history, doctrines, and practices of Zen Buddhism in China, Japan, and the West. Focus on important contributions and innovations of seminal figures. Particular attention also devoted to Zen meditative practices.

  • REL 3480 Hindu Mythology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examines relationship of Hindu sacred narratives and Hindu beliefs and practices. Addresses myth, its significance for the study of religion, and the intellectual issues at stake in reading mythology across cultures.

  • REL 3490 Hindu Goddesses

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Explores conceptualizations of the divine feminine in Hinduism, combines textual, historic, and anthropological resources to understand the nature of the various Hindu goddesses and how they are worshipped.

  • REL 3510 Comparative Asian Mysticism

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examination of the religious phenomenon and category of "mysticism" in various Asian traditions including Daoism, Hinduism, and Buddhism (both early Indian Buddhism and Japanese Zen).

  • REL 3520 Western Mysticisms

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Mysticism and the history of its literary legacy within Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Integrated Writing course.

  • REL 3530 Asian Religious Ethics

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Explores ethics and morality as construed in a variety of Asian religious traditions including Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Confucianism. Reading of primary sources ranging from analytic ethical debates to popular folktales in which moral and immoral behavior figure prominently.

  • REL 3540 Asian Religions and Ecology

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    An examination of Asian religious perspectives (Confucianism, Daoism, Buddhism, and Shinto) on the meaning and value of the natural world and the relationship between human beings and nature. Focus will be on environmental ethics in comparative Asian perspective.

  • REL 3550 Human Rights in China

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    A survey of the debate on human rights in China in relation to events in modern Chinese history. Examines the impact of Confucianism on current Chinese thinking regarding modernization, democratization, and human rights. Examines other regions, including Singapore, Taiwan, and Tibet.

  • REL 3600 Topics in American Religion

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Selected topics related to the history and practice of religion in America.

  • REL 3610 Religion in America

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Historical exploration of the variety of forms of religious expression in America and the role of religion in American life.

  • REL 3620 New Religious Movements in America

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    New religious movements in America, including Shakers, Mormons, Seventh-Day Adventists, Jehovah's Witnesses, and Christian Scientists. Integrated Writing course.

  • REL 3630 Women and Religion in America

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Role of women in American religious history, with special reference to the diversity of women's religious experiences.

  • REL 3640 Religion and Politics in America

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examination of both the historical and the contemporary relation between religion and politics in the United States, with special reference to the legal principle of church/state separation

  • REL 3700 Topics in Biblical Literature

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examines selected aspects of Biblical literature from both literary and historical perspectives to explore the possible structures, functions, and meanings of this literature for its original community.

  • REL 3720 Pentateuch

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Patriarchal narratives and Mosaic legislation of the Pentateuch or Torah, the initial five books of the Bible.

  • REL 3730 Genesis

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Biblical book of Genesis as the foundation of the Bible and of values and concerns of western civilization. Explores ancient Mesopotamian creation and flood myths as sources for these tales.

  • REL 3740 Prophets and History

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Historical context of Biblical prophecies.

  • REL 3750 Introduction to New Testament

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduction to the literature, history, and religion of early Christianity.

  • REL 3760 The Four Gospels

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Literary and historical study of the four Gospels in the Christian Bible, aiming to discern their purposes in writing, reconstruct their communities, and reflect on the meaning of their presentations of Jesus. Some attention to the problem of the historical Jesus.

  • REL 3770 The Letters of Paul

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Literary and historical study of the letters of Paul. When and why they were written, and how they fit into the development of the early Jesus movement. Some consideration of the biography of Paul and his influence. Integrated Writing course.

  • REL 3780 Apocalypse of John

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    A literary and historical study of the Book of Revelation in its original setting with a consideration of its ongoing influence.

  • REL 3790 Topics in Greco-Roman Religions

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examination of selected topics related to the practice of religion in the Greco-Roman world. Integrated Writing course.

  • REL 3810 Anthropology of Religion

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    (also listed as ATH 4020) Introduction to the anthropological study of religions of the world and how they relate to other domains of human cultural existence. Examples of contemporary nonwestern religions and other world religions. Integrated Writing course.

  • REL 3820 Sociology of Religion

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    (Also listed as SOC 3110) General treatment of religion as a social institution, examining the influence of religious ideas and organizations on other social institutions and the influence of society on religion.

  • REL 3900 Topics in Philosophy of Religion

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Selected topics in the philosophy of religion.

  • REL 3930 Faith and Reason

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduction to issues in philosophy of religion. Topics vary.

  • REL 3940 Existentialism

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduction to 20th century philosophical and literary movement.

  • REL 4100 Seminar on Judaism

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Topics Vary. Integrated Writing course.

  • REL 4500 Seminar on American Religion

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Selected topics related to the history and practice of religion in America. Integrated Writing course.

  • REL 4810 Independent Study

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 4
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Faculty-directed, individualized study on student-selected topics. Limited to majors and advanced students. Permission of department and a minimum 3.0 GPA required.

  • REL 4930 Seminar in Religion

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Intensive study and discussion of a significant topic in religion studies. Students will conduct semester long research projects culminating in a seminar paper. Titles vary. Integrated Writing course.

  • REL 4970 Senior Project

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Guided research culminating in a major paper on a topic chosen by the student and the instructor. Students develop a comprehensive bibliography, prepare a detailed outline, and write and revise the final project. May be completed for Honors.

  • REL 5100 Topics in Judaism

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Topics vary.

  • REL 5110 Judaism: Faith & People

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examination of Judaism as a religious faith and people, with special reference to formative historical, social, ethnic, and cultural factors.

  • REL 5120 Modern Jewish Thought

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examination of the major themes and issues in the works of contemporary Jewish thinkers (e.g., Borowitz, Herberg, Fackenheim, Kaplan, Rothschild, Heschel, Rubenstein, and Weisel).

  • REL 5200 Topics in Christianity

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examination of selected topics related to the history and practice of Christianity.

  • REL 5210 Christianity

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examination of the historical development of Christianity from biblical times to the present, with an emphasis on the diversity of religious beliefs, practices, and institutions.

  • REL 5300 Topics in Islam

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Topics on Islamic religion and religious practices.

  • REL 5310 Introduction to Islam

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduction to the Islamic belief systems and practices, from the rise of Islam to the modern era.

  • REL 5320 Islam in the Modern World

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Study of how Muslim thinkers and theologians have responded to the challenges of the modern era.

  • REL 5400 Topics in Asian Religion

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Studies in the religious dimension of Asian cultures, with emphasis on historical, social, and aesthetic perspectives.

  • REL 5410 Chinese Religions

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introductory survey of religious thought and practice in Chinese history and culture. Primary focus will be on Confucianism, Daoism, and Buddhism.

  • REL 5420 Japanese Religions

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Historical and contemporary survey of religious life in Japan. Primary focus on Shinto, both early Shinto and later nationalistic Shinto, the varieties of Japanese Buddhism, and Japanese "new" religions.

  • REL 5430 Buddhism

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Exploration of Buddhism in terms of its philosophy, rituals, art, architecture, and social practices, with particular emphasis on its origins in South Asia and its spread to the regions of Southeast Asia and Tibet.

  • REL 5440 Hinduism

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Recitation

    Exploration of some of the major beliefs and practices of Hinduism, an ancient, widely practiced, and amazingly diverse religious tradition.

  • REL 5450 Daoism

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    A survey of the various expressions of Daoism in Chinese religious and intellectual history. Includes classical Daoist writings such as: Inward Training, the Daode jing, and the Zhuangzi. Topics include religion and politics, cosmology, self-cultivation, and the Daoist sage.

  • REL 5460 Confucianism

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    A survey of Confucianism in Chinese history beginning with various classical expressions of Confucian thought such as: Confucius' Analects, Mencius, and Xunzi. Focus on two influential Neo-Confucian thinkers: Zhu Xi and Wang Yangming.

  • REL 5470 Zen Buddhism

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Survey of the history, doctrines, and practices of Zen Buddhism in China, Japan, and the West. Focus on important contributions and innovations of seminal figures in the tradition such as: Bodhidharma, Huineng, and Linji in China; and Eisai, Dogen, and Hakuin in Japan.

  • REL 5480 Hindu Mythology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Recitation

    Exploration of the following questions: What is myth and why is it significant for the study of religion? Can we speak of a "Hindu mythology"? How have Hindus organized their sacred narratives and what kinds of religious themes do these stories convey?

  • REL 5490 Hindu Goddesses

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Exploration of conceptualizations of the divine feminine in one of the oldest, largest, and most complex religious traditions in the world, Hinduism.

  • REL 5510 Comparative Asian Mysticism

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examination of the religious phenomenon and category of "mysticism" in various Asian traditions including Daoism, Hinduism, and Buddhism (both early Indian Buddhism and Japanese Zen).

  • REL 5520 Western Mysticisms

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Studies expressions of spirituality by exploring mysticism in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

  • REL 5530 Asian Religious Ethics

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Exploration of ethics and morality as construed in a variety of Asian religious traditions including Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, and Confucianism. Reading of primary sources ranging from analytic ethical debates to popular folktales in which moral and immoral behavior figure prominently.

  • REL 5540 Asian Religions and Ecology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    An examination of Asian religious perspectives (Confucianism, Daoism, Buddhism, and Shinto) on the meaning and value of the natural world and the relationship between human beings and nature. Focuses on environmental ethics in comparative Asian perspective.

  • REL 5550 Human Rights in China

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Survey of the debate on human rights in China in relation to events in modern Chinese history such as: the fall of imperial rule, the Nationalist and Communist revolutions, the Cultural Revolution, and the Tiananmen Square massacre.

  • REL 5600 Topics in American Religion

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examination of selected topics related to the history and practice of religion in America.

  • REL 5610 Religion in America

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Historical exploration of the variety of forms of religious expression in America and the role of religion in American life.

  • REL 5620 New Religious Movements in America

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examines a variety of new religious movements in America, including Shakers, Mormons, Seventh-Day Adventists, Jehovah's Witnesses, and Christian Scientists.

  • REL 5630 Women and Religion in America

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examination of the role women have played in American religious history, with special reference to the diversity of women's religious experiences.

  • REL 5640 Religion and Politics in America

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examination of both the historical and the contemporary relation between religion and politics in America, with special reference to the legal principle of church/state separation.

  • REL 5700 Topics in Biblical Literature

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examination of selected aspects of Biblical literature from both literary and historical perspectives to explore the possible structures, functions, and meanings of this literature for its original community.

  • REL 5720 Pentateuch

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examines patriarchal narratives and Mosaic legislation in the Pentateuch or Torah as the bedrock of the Bible.

  • REL 5730 Genesis

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examines Genesis as the foundation of the Bible in context with cultural tales such as the ancient Mesopotamian creation and flood myths.

  • REL 5740 Prophets and History

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examines historical context of Biblical prophets and prophecies in terms of historical, religious, national, and moral implications.

  • REL 5750 New Testament Introduction

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduction to the literature, history, and religion of early Christianity.

  • REL 5760 The Four Gospels

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Literary and historical study of the four Gospels in the Christian Bible, aiming to discern their purposes in writing, reconstruct their communities, and reflect on the meaning of their presentations of Jesus. Some attention to the problem of the Historical Jesus.

  • REL 5770 The Letters of Paul

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Literary and historical study of the letters of Paul, aiming to discover when and why they were written and how they fit into the development of the early Jesus movement. Some consideration of the biography of Paul and his influence.

  • REL 5780 Apocalypse of John

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    A literary and historical study of the Book of Revelation in its original setting with a consideration of its ongoing influence.

  • REL 5790 Topics in Greco-Roman Religions

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examination of selected topics related to the practice of religion in the Greco-Roman world.

  • REL 5810 Anthropology of Religion

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    (Also listed as ATH 6020) Anthropological approach to the meaning and function of religion in social life and the nature of the thought or belief systems that gave rise to different forms of religious life. Emphasis on primitive and peasant societies.

  • REL 5820 Sociology of Religion

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    (Also listed as SOC 5110.) Treatment of religion as a social institution. Examines the influence of religious ideas and organizations on other social institutions, and the influence of society on religion.

  • REL 5900 Topics in Philosophy of Religion

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Examination of selected topics related to the philosophy of religion.

  • REL 5930 Faith and Reason

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Issues in the philosophy of religion. Topics vary.

  • REL 5940 Existentialism

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    (Also listed as PHL 5090.) Introduction to 20th century philosophical and literary movement.

  • REL 6100 Seminar on Judaism

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Examines problems, approaches, and topics in the field of Judaism. Topics vary.

  • REL 6500 Seminar on American Religion

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Seminar examining selected topics related to the history and practice of religion in America.

  • REL 6810 Independent Study

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 4
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Faculty-directed, individualized study on student-selected topics. Limited to advanced students. Permission of faculty and a minimum 3.5 GPA required.

  • REL 6930 Seminar in Religion

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Intensive study and discussion of a significant topic in religious studies. Students will conduct semester long projects culminating in a seminar paper. Titles vary.