RELIG - Religious Studies

Offered By:
Faculty of Arts

Below are the courses available from the RELIG code. Select a course to view the available classes, additional class notes, and class times.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An introduction to the major religious traditions originating in West Asia, including, but not limited to, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Note: not open to students with credit in RELIG 101.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An introduction to the major religious traditions originating in South and East Asia, including, but not limited to, Buddhism, Hinduism, Daoism, Confucianism, and Shinto. Note: not open to students with credit in RELIG 101.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

May be repeated for credit when course content differs.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Survey of the history of Religious Studies; introduction to classical theories and main disciplinary approaches. Required for Honors, Majors, and Minors.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An introduction to the critical study of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An introduction to the varied world of Judaism: its ways of life, beliefs, history and thought.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Critical introduction to the New Testament and other early Christian Writings in their historical cultural context.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

A survey of the Christian traditions in historical context. Note: Not open to students with credit in HIST 297 or ET RE 248.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

A survey of the main elements of the Muslim tradition and their role in the formation of Islamic culture.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

A study of the major traditions of classical Hinduism, and of the religious thinking and experience formed through these traditions.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-2)

Fundamentals of the Sanskrit language for reading and translation purposes. Designed for students with no previous knowledge of Sanskrit.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

A study of the emergence of Buddhism as a religion, its basic ideas, spirituality, and literature.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

May be repeated for credit when course content differs.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)
There is no available course description.
★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Survey of teachings and practices related to women, gender, and sexuality in world religions.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Historical and contemporary manifestations of violence across diverse religious traditions.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

An exploration of matters related to Jewish history, religion, and culture. Can be repeated if course content varies. Prerequisite: RELIG 205 or consent of instructor.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Religion, society and culture in Palestine from the Persian conquest to the time of Jesus. Note: Not open to students with credit in CLASS 380.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Near Eastern texts from the Gilgamesh Epic and Enuma Elish to the Book of Genesis and beyond.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

A study of representations of Jesus in various historical and social contexts.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

The style, structure, and doctrine of the Qur'an in the light of the Western critical evaluation of the text.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

The history, practices, and politics of contemporary Yoga movements.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

A study of the history of Zen/Chan Buddhism in China and Japan in terms of the major movements, their main figures, and samples of the representative texts. Prerequisite: RELIG 240 or EASIA 223, or consent of Instructor.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Introduction to the foundational texts, esoteric rituals, and sexual alchemy associated with Tantric practices in Hindu, Buddhist, and Jain contexts.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Theories and disciplinary approaches in the study of religion, religions, and religious practices. Required for Honors, Majors, and Minors. Prerequisite: *3 in 200-level RELIG or consent of Program. Note: May be repeated for credit when course content differs. Preference given to RELIG Honors, Majors, and Minors. Students cannot receive credit for both RELIG 475 and 375.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)
There is no available course description.
★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)
There is no available course description.
★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisite: One course in Old Testament/Hebrew Bible or consent of Program Coordinator.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisite: one course in Christianity or consent of Program Coordinator.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisite: one course in Islam or consent of Program Coordinator.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

May be repeated for credit when course content differs. Prerequisite: one course in Hinduism/SouthAsian Religions or consent of program.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

May be repeated for credit when course content differs. Prerequisite: one course in Buddhism or consent of Instructor.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisite: One of: RELIG 240, RELIG 343, EASIA 223, EASIA 323, EASIA 325 or consent of Instructor. Note: Not open to students with credit in RELIG 442 with the topic Visual and Material Culture in East Asia.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Prerequisite: consent of Program Coordinator.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)
There is no available course description.
★ 3 (fi 12)(TWO TERM, 0-3S-0)

Preparation of the Honors essay. Formerly RELIG 501.

★ 3 (fi 12)(TWO TERM, 0-3S-0)

Preparation of the Honors essay. Formerly RELIG 501.

★ 1 (fi 2)(FIRST, 0-1S-0)
There is no available course description.
★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)
There is no available course description.
★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)
There is no available course description.
★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)
There is no available course description.
★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

An in-depth study of the problems of Islamic Studies.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

May be repeated for credit when course content differs.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Note: Not open to students with credit in RELIG 542 with the topic Visual and Material Culture in East Asia.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)
There is no available course description.
★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisite: consent of Department.

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 0-3S-0)

Prerequisite: consent of Department.

★ 1 (fi 2)(EITHER, 0-1S-0)

This is a pass/fail course.