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UVM Course Directory

Term: Fall 2017

Subject: Religion

REL 020 - D2: Comparing Religions

Comparison of diverse practices and beliefs from selected religious traditions and cultures.

REL 021 - D2: Religions in Asia

Study of the Hindu, Buddhist, and East Asian religious traditions as expressed in their basic symbolisms, writings, practices, and cultural forms.

REL 023 - D2: What is the Bible?

An introduction to the study of religion through an examination of the creation of biblical and related texts of ancient Babylon, Israel, and the early Christian movement. Investigate their diverse religious practices and our own assumptions about unfamiliar cultures.

REL 027 - Integrated Humanities

Study of religious and philosophical thought in Western culture from Hebraic and Greek antiquity to present. Co-requisites: Concurrent enrollment in the Integrated Humanities Program, ENGS 027, HST 013.

REL 050 - Introduction to Jewish Studies

An introduction to Jewish history, religious thought and practice, ethics, and law. Cross-listed with: JS 050.

REL 085 - On the Meaning of Life

An exploration of the ways in which different religious and philosophic thinkers, texts, and traditions have responded to questions concerning the meaning of human life.

REL 095 - Intro Special Topics

See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.

REL 124 - Christianity

Historical study of the Christian tradition examining major religious movements of early, medieval, and Reformation Christianity, and the spirituality of Christians during these periods. Prerequisite: Three hours in Religion.

REL 129 - Religion&Pop Culture in the US

Introduces concepts and theories developed in Religion about the intersection of religion and popular culture in contemporary America. Prerequisite: Three hours in Religion.

REL 180 - Moral&Rel Persp on Holocaust

A study of the Holocaust in relation to questions of moral responsibility, justice, guilt, and human suffering, focusing on Jewish responses. Prerequisite: Three hours in Religion, HST 190, or Permission of Instructor.

REL 190 - Teaching Assistantship

Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

REL 195 - Intermediate Special Topics

Intermediate courses or seminars on topics beyond the scope of existing departmental offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles. Prerequisite: Three hours in Religion.

REL 197 - Independent Study

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

REL 202 - Research in Religion Practicum

Research practicum taken concurrently with a 200-level seminar in the Religion Department. It is designed to support Religion majors in their development of effective research and writing skills as part of their work in the major. Prerequisites: Religion major; Junior/Senior standing. Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in a three-credit Religion 200-level course.

REL 234 - D2:Buddhism in Sri Lanka

An examination of Theravada Buddhist belief and practice in the context of Sri Lankan culture, with attention to lay and monastic interaction. Prerequisite: Nine hours in Religion with three hours at the intermediate level, or REL 132.

REL 259 - Religion and Secular Culture

Comparison of religious and secular systems of meaning, value, and practice. Prerequisite: Nine hours in Religion, with three hours at the intermediate level.