University of Vermont

UVM Course Directory

Term: Spring 2018

Subject: Religion

REL 020 - D2: Comparing Religions

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

REL 026 - D2:Religions in Africa

Introduction to the study of religion with an emphasis on African religious beliefs, practices and experiences.

REL 028 - Integrated Humanities

Study of religious and philosophical thought in Western culture from Hebraic and Greek antiquity to present. Co-requisite: Concurrent enrollment in the Integrated Humanities Program, ENGS 028, HST 014.

REL 029 - D2:Religion and Globalization

Study of the global dimensions of religion, including the impact of globalization on religious communities, and the effect of religious movements on global processes.

REL 100 - Interpretation of Religion

Examination of major theories and methods used in studying and interpreting religious phenomena. Prerequisite: Three hours in Religion.

REL 145 - D2: Religion in China

Examination of Classical, Confucian and Taoist thought through texts in translation, developments in these traditions, and interactions with folk religion and Buddhism in the premodern period. Prerequisite: Three hours in Religion.

REL 191 - 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 196 - Intermediate Special Topics

Intermediate courses or seminars on topics beyond the scope of existing departmental offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.

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 198 - Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects 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 203 - Senior Colloquium

Capstone course for Religion majors. Participants substantially revise their REL 202 seminar paper and present their research to the colloquium. Prerequisites: REL 202; Religion major; Senior standing.

REL 224 - Studies in Christianity

Examination of selected issues, movements, periods, or individuals within the Christian tradition. Prerequisites: Nine hours in Religion (REL 124, REL 125, or REL 173 recommended). May be repeated up to six hours.