Term: Spring 2018
Comparison of diverse practices and beliefs from selected religious traditions and cultures.
Introduction to the study of religion with an emphasis on African religious beliefs, practices and experiences.
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.
Study of the global dimensions of religion, including the impact of globalization on religious communities, and the effect of religious movements on global processes.
Examination of major theories and methods used in studying and interpreting religious phenomena. Prerequisite: Three hours in Religion.
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.
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.
Intermediate courses or seminars on topics beyond the scope of existing departmental offerings. See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
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.
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.
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.
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.