Term: Spring 2022
Comparison of diverse practices and beliefs from selected religious traditions and cultures.
Seminar for students enrolled in the Liberal Arts Scholars Program for Humanities Scholars. Introduces students to the study of religion as part of the interdisciplinary work in the Humanities, in coordination with the annual HS theme. May be repeated for credit with different content. Co-requisite: Enrollment in Liberal Arts Scholars Program for Humanities Scholars.
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Religious literacy entails understanding the history and contemporary manifestations of religion, including the central texts, beliefs and practices as they are shaped within specific contexts. Introduces ways of thinking about the public expression of religion and profession-specific engagements with religion. Prerequisite: Three hours in Religion.
How do religious people know? How do we know about religion? Examines some of the diverse ways in which human beings, in a variety of cultural contexts, have claimed knowledge that transcends empirically gained and verifiable perceptions. Prerequisite: Three hours in Religion.
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.
Study of the relationship between religion, the cultural ethos, and identity in America. 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.
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.
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