Religious Studies

Current Course Offerings

Winter 2017

RELG207 Classical Islam Sections

The history and culture, values, and achievements of Islamic societies from 700-1500; the interconnections between power, politics, gender, and the arts in Islamic societies. This course is highly recommended as a basis for all 300- and 400-level Islamic Studies courses.

A history and culture, values, and achievements of Islamic societies from 700-1500, this course examines the interconnections between power, politics, gender, and the arts in Islamic societies. This course is highly recommended as a basis for all 300- and 400-level Islamic Studies courses.
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Winter 2016
No RELG course(s) were found for W2016 term.
Winter 2016
No RELG course(s) were found for W2016 term.
Winter 2016
No RELG course(s) were found for W2016 term.
Winter 2016
No RELG course(s) were found for W2016 term.
Winter 2016
No RELG course(s) were found for W2016 term.
Winter 2016
No RELG course(s) were found for W2016 term.
Winter 2016
No RELG course(s) were found for W2016 term.
Winter 2016
No RELG course(s) were found for W2016 term.
Winter 2016
No RELG course(s) were found for W2016 term.
Winter 2016
No RELG course(s) were found for W2016 term.
Winter 2016
No RELG course(s) were found for W2016 term.
Winter 2016
No RELG course(s) were found for W2016 term.
Winter 2016
No RELG course(s) were found for W2016 term.
Winter 2016
No RELG course(s) were found for W2016 term.
Winter 2016
No RELG course(s) were found for W2016 term.

Courses Offered in Other Terms

RELG207

A history and culture, values, and achievements of Islamic societies from 700-1500, this course examines the interconnections between power, politics, gender, and the arts in Islamic societies. This course is highly recommended as a basis for all 300- and 400-level Islamic Studies courses.

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RELG210

A survey of the history of the Christian church from the close of post-Biblical period, through the Middle Ages to the colonial expansion under Spain and Portugal.

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RELG315

A survey of the history of the Christian church from the close of the period of the New Testament to the present day, this course deals with a variety of Patristic writers in the eastern and western traditions of Christianity followed by a sample of medieval and Reformation writers and concludes with a few modern examples, influenced by the renewed interest in patristic resources. In the patristic period there are some significant shifts of perspective to be noted. Authors to be examined include Perpetua, Origen, Arius, Gregory of Nyssa, Augustine, Thomas Aquinas, Luther, Adolph von Harnack, Karl Barth, and Yves Congar. Modern studies have been selected to demonstrate the contribution of research in the earlier resources have contributed to creative reassessment of Christian perspectives.

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RELG316

The origins of Christianity as reflected in the New Testament and contemporaneous literature.

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RELG317

The origins of Christianity as reflected in early Christian literature of the first and early second centuries (including the New Testament).

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RELG320

See LATN 305 (Medieval Latin).

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RELG321

A formal consideration of four major figures with discussions of other examples decided upon by instructor and students. The required texts include autobiographical texts, a formal theological text, and polemical essays. They are The Confessions by Augustine, Summa Theologiae (selections) by Thomas Aquinas, The Babylonian Captivity, and The Freedom of the Christian by Martin Luther and The Interior Castle by Teresa of Avila.

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RELG328

See PHIL 313

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RELG331

See HIST 341

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RELG335

History, sources, theoretical issues and current state of research about early Jewish legal traditions, focusing on close readings of classic primary texts.

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RELG336

History, sources, theoretical issues and current state of resarch about later Jewish legal traditions, focusing on close readings of classic primary texts.

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RELG340

This course introduces the history, beliefs, institutions, and literature of the Islamic world in its major religious and cultural dimensions. The development of classical Islamic institutions and ideas is emphasized as well as diverse forms of Islamic religious and cultural life over the past fourteen centuries. A major purpose of the course is to provide participants with a better and deeper understanding of the Islamic past and, through this, the Islamic world today.

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RELG341

This course provides a detailed study of the ideals and artistic embellishments of monuments and artifacts in the Muslim world as expressions of Islamic beliefs. The geographical coverage concentrates on the Middle East in its broadest sense (the Arabian Peninsula, Persia, Iraq, Syria, Palestine, Egypt, Turkey) and expands through North Africa into Spain to address specific regional developments. Study begins with the artistic and religious heritage of the indigenous cultures in these regions immediately prior to Islam, and stresses developments from the rise of Islam (622 AD, AH 1) to the period of Ottoman control of the Middle East (ca. 1516-1798, AH 922-1213). Cross listed as Art History 351.

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RELG408

The work of Maimonides and other Jewish philosophers, early development of Jewish mysticism, the Jews as a minority culture in Islamic and Christian lands.

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RELG448

This course addresses a topic relevant to the study of Islam as a religion, such as: the texts and doctrines of the Qur’an; the Hadith (or Traditions) of the prophet; Islamic Law; mysticism; the Chi’ah and the Isma’ilis.

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RELG485

The story of Adam and Eve, and its influence on the role and image of women in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

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Winter 2016
No RELG course(s) were found for W2016 term.