Missouri State University

Department of Religious Studies

Course Rotation

Religious studies majors, in addition to 18 hours of required courses, must complete 15 hours from the following four areas, distributed so that there will be at least six hours in one area and three hours in each of the other three areas.  Courses must be chosen to include at least one 500-level course and another course at the 300-level or above:

  1. History of Religions;
  2. Biblical Studies;
  3. History of Judaism and Christianity; and
  4. Religion and Culture.

The tentative course plan notes where 300- and 500-level courses fit into these areas.

The Religious Studies minor does not require taking courses from various areas.

This class schedule is tentative and may change (for example, if an instructor is not available to teach a course that had been planned).

Spring 2014

REL 100   Introduction to Religion
REL 101   Literature and World of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
REL 102   Literature and World of the New Testament
REL 131   Religion in America
REL 210   Paths of World Religions
REL 312   Hebrew Prophets - Biblical Studies
REL 332   Modern Religious Thought - Religion, Self, and Society
REL 340   Christianity - History of Judaism and Christianity
REL 346   Sexuality and American Religion - Religion, Self, and Society
REL 357   Religions of China and Japan - History of Religions
REL 370   Women in Religion - Religion, Self, and Society
REL 530/635   Religion, Media, and Popular Culture - Religion, Self, and Society
REL 570/675   Archaeology and the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible - Biblical Studies
REL 711   Seminar in South Asian Religions: Religion and Social Dominance: Using Pierre Bourdieu to Interpret South Asian Religions
REL 731   Seminar in Biblical Studies: Reading the Signs of the Times: Hermeneutics and Apocalyptic Literature

Fall 2014

REL 100   Introduction to Religion
REL 101   Literature and World of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
REL 102   Literature and World of the New Testament
REL 131   Religion in America
REL 210   Paths of World Religions
REL 320   Jesus of Nazareth– Biblical Studies
REL 330   Judaism – History of Judaism and Christianity
REL 344   New Religious Movements - Religion and Culture
REL 347   Suffering and Meaning - Religion and Culture
REL 355   Buddhism  - History of Religions
REL 397   Psalms - Biblical Studies
REL 530/635   God and Politics - Religion and Culture
REL 580/685   Theories of Religion
REL 751   Seminar in History of Judaism and Christianity: Women in the History of Christianity
REL 771   Seminar in Religion and Culture: Beyond Belief: Material Culture in American Religion

Spring 2015

REL 100 Introduction to Religion
REL 101 Literature and World of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
REL 102 Literature and World of the New Testament
REL 131 Religion in America
REL 210 Paths of World Religions
REL 321 Paul– Biblical Studies
REL 332 Modern Religious Thought - Religion, Self, and Society
REL 340 Christianity - History of Judaism and Christianity
REL 360 Hinduism - History of Religions
REL 370 Women in Religion - Religion, Self, and Society
REL 397 Jewish Philosophy - History of Judaism and Christianity
REL 397 Religion, Spirituality, and Health – Religion, Self, and Society
REL 510/615 Genesis - Biblical Studies
REL 531/636 Ozarks Religion – Religion, Self, and Society
REL 550/655 The Spirituality of Martin Luther and John Calvin – History of Judaism and Christianity
REL 711 Seminar in South Asian Religions: Tantra: Body and Power in South Asia
REL 731 Seminar in Biblical Studies: Dialoging with the Text

Fall 2015

REL 100 Introduction to Religion
REL 101 Literature and World of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
REL 102 Literature and World of the New Testament
REL 131 Religion in America
REL 210 Paths of World Religions
REL 335 Holocaust – History of Judaism and Christianity
REL 341 C.S. Lewis – History of Judaism and Christianity
REL 347 Suffering and Meaning – Religion and Culture
REL 350 Islam – History of Religions
REL 397 Romans – Biblical Studies
REL 397 Death, Dying, and Afterlife – History of Judaism and Christianity
REL 530/635 Women, Violence, and Religion – Religion and Culture
REL 570/675 Archaeology and the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible  – Biblical Studies
REL 580/685 Theories of Religion
REL 751 Seminar in the History of Judaism and Christianity: Jewish Mysticism
REL 771 Seminar in Religion, Self, and Society: North American Religions 

Spring 2016

REL 100 Introduction to Religion
REL 101 Literature and World of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
REL 102 Literature and World of the New Testament
REL 131 Religion in America
REL 210 Paths of World Religions
REL 312 Hebrew Prophets – Biblical Studies
REL 320 Jesus of Nazareth – Biblical Studies
REL 330 Judaism – History of Judaism and Christianity
REL 332 Modern Religious Thought – Religion and Culture
REL 340 Christianity – History of Judaism and Christianity
REL 370 Women in Religion - Religion and Culture
REL 397 Food in American Religion – Religion and Culture
REL 397 Yoga and Meditation Traditions – History of Religions
REL 530/635 Religion, Media, and Popular Culture – Religion and Culture
REL 711 Seminar in South Asian Religions: The Rise (and Fall?) of the Hindu Right: Religion and Politics in South Asia
REL 731 Seminar in Biblical Studies: The Ends of Paul and His Interpreters 

Fall 2016

REL 100 Introduction to Religion
REL 101 Literature and World of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
REL 102 Literature and World of the New Testament
REL 131 Religion in America
REL 210 Paths of World Religions
REL 344 New Religious Movements – Religion and Culture
REL 347 Suffering and Meaning – Religion and Culture
REL 357 Religions of China and Japan – History of Religions
REL 397 Catholicism – History of Judaism and Christianity
REL 397 Space, Memory and Law – Biblical Studies
REL 531/636 Ozarks Religion – Religion and Culture
REL 540 Topics in the History of Religion: TBD – History of Religions
REL 571/676 Archaeology in the New Testament – Biblical Studies
REL 580/685 Theories of Religion
REL 751 Seminar in History of Judaism and Christianity: Reformation
REL 771 Seminar in Religion and Culture: TBD

Spring 2017

REL 100   Introduction to Religion
REL 101   Literature and World of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
REL 102   Literature and World of the New Testament
REL 131   Religion in America
REL 210   Paths of World Religions
REL 321   Paul - Biblical Studies
REL 323   Apocalypses – Biblical Studies
REL 332   Modern Religious Thought – Religion and Culture
REL 340   Christianity - History of Judaism and Christianity
REL 360   Hinduism – History of Religions
REL 370   Women in Religion – Religion and Culture
REL 397   Jewish Philosophy – History of Judaism and Christianity
REL 397   Religion, Spirituality, and Health - Religion and Culture
REL 510/615   Dead Sea Scrolls – Biblical Studies
REL 530/635   Religion and the Human Body – Religion and Culture
REL 711   Seminar in South Asian Religions: Religion, Colonialism, and Postcolonialism
REL 731   Seminar in Biblical Studies: Judges

Fall 2017

REL 100 Introduction to Religion
REL 101 Literature and World of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
REL 102 Literature and World of the New Testament
REL 131 Religion in America
REL 210 Paths of World Religions
REL 320 Jesus of Nazareth – Biblical Studies
REL 335 Holocaust – History of Judaism and Christianity
REL 341 C.S. Lewis – History of Judaism and Christianity
REL 344 New Religious Movements  – Religion and Culture
REL 347 Suffering and Meaning – Religion and Culture
REL 350 Islam – History of Religions
REL 355 Buddhism – History of Religions
REL 397 Death, Dying, and Afterlife - – History of Judaism and Christianity
REL 751 Seminar in History of Judaism and Christianity: Jewish Mysticism
REL 771 Seminar in Religion and Culture: TBD

Spring 2018

REL 100 Introduction to Religion
REL 101 Literature and World of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
REL 102 Literature and World of the New Testament
REL 131 Religion in America
REL 210 Paths of World Religions
REL 330 Judaism — History of Judaism and Christianity
REL 370 Women in Religion – Religion and Culture
REL 397 Romans – Biblical Studies
REL 397 Yoga and Meditation Traditions – History of Religions
REL 530/635 – Religion, Media, and Popular Culture – Religion and Culture
REL 550/655: The Spirituality of Martin Luther and John Calvin - History of Judaism and Christianity
REL 711 Seminar in South Asian Religions: TBD
REL 731 Seminar in Biblical Studies: TBD

 

 

Updated 24 July 2014