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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. Biblical Studies;
  2. Religion and Culture;
  3. Religions of Asia (formerly, History of Religion); and
  4. Religions of Europe and the Middle East (formerly, History of Judaism and Christianity).

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).

Fall 2017

REL 100   Introduction to Religion
REL 101  Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
REL 102   New Testament
REL 131   Religion in America
REL 197   King Arthur and Magic Merlin
REL 210   Paths of World Religions
REL 320   Jesus of Nazareth – Biblical Studies
REL 341   C.S. Lewis – Religions of Europe and the Middle East
REL 347   Suffering and Meaning – Religion and Culture
REL 390   Religion in Society - Religion and Culture
REL 397   Religions of Ancient Near East - Biblical Studies
REL 530/635   God and Politics - Religion and Culture
REL 540/645   Topics in Religions of Asia: Interpreting Hindu Scripture: The Bhagavad Gita
REL 580/685   Theories of Religion
REL 751   Seminar in History of Judaism and Christianity: Intoxicating Religions: Wine and Beer in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
REL 771   Seminar in Religion and Culture: Congregations on the Ground: Exploring Local Religious Worlds

Spring 2018

REL 100   Introduction to Religion
REL 101   Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
REL 102  New Testament
REL 131   Religion in America
REL 210   Paths of World Religions
REL 312   Hebrew Prophets – Biblical Studies
REL 330   Judaism – Religions of Europe and the Middle East
REL 350   Islam – Religions of Europe and the Middle East
REL 358   Yoga and Meditation Traditions – Religions of Asia
REL 370   Women in Religion – Religion and Culture
REL 397   Romans – Biblical Studies
REL 397   Health and the Body in American Religions – Religion and Culture
UHC 397   Women, Violence, and Religion – Religion and Culture (Honors)
REL 530/635   Religion, Media, and Popular Culture – Religion and Culture
REL 711   Seminar in Religions of Asia: Holy Poetry/Holy Poet
REL 731   Seminar in Biblical Studies: The Book of Revelation and Its Afterlives

Fall 2018

REL 100   Introduction to Religion
REL 101  Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
REL 102   New Testament
REL 131   Religion in America
REL 197   King Arthur and Magic Merlin
REL 210   Paths of World Religions
REL 320   Jesus of Nazareth – Biblical Studies
REL 347   Suffering and Meaning – Religion and Culture
REL 348   Religion, Spirituality, and Health – Religion and Culture
REL 355   Buddhism – Religions of Asia
REL 360   Hinduism – Religions of Asia
REL 390   Religion in Society - Religion and Culture
REL 397   Religion and Science Fiction – Religion and Culture
REL 570/675   Archaeology in the Bible – Biblical Studies
REL 580/685   Theories of Religion
REL 751   Seminar in History of Judaism and Christianity: Christianity in the Middle East and Asia
REL 771   Seminar in Religion and Culture: Body and Sexuality in Religion and Culture

Spring 2019

REL 100   Introduction to Religion
REL 101   Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
REL 102  New Testament
REL 131   Religion in America
REL 210   Paths of World Religions
REL 321   Paul – Biblical Studies
REL 323   Apocalypses – Biblical Studies
REL 330   Judaism – Religions of Europe and the Middle East
REL 338   Death, Dying, and Afterlife – Religions of Europe and the Middle East
REL 346   Sexuality and American Religion – Religion and Culture
REL 370   Women in Religion – Religion and Culture
REL 390   Religion and Society – Religion and Culture
REL 397   Dead Sea Scrolls – Biblical Studies
REL 711   Seminar in Religions of Asia: Tantra
REL 731   Seminar in Biblical Studies: Religion of the Ancient Near East

Fall 2019

REL 100   Introduction to Religion
REL 101    Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
REL 102    New Testament
REL 131    Religion in America
REL 210    Paths of World Religions
REL 320   Jesus of Nazareth – Biblical Studies
REL 340   Christianity – Religions of Europe and the Middle East
REL 357   Religions of China and Japan – Religions of Asia
REL 397   Religions of the Ancient Near East – Biblical Studies
REL 397   Sex, Politics, and the Bible – Biblical Studies
REL 530/635   Religion, Media, and Popular Culture – Religion and Culture
REL 580/685   Theories of Religion
REL 751   Seminar in Religions of Europe and the Middle East: Jewish Mysticism
REL 771   Seminar in Religion and Culture: TBD

Spring 2020

REL 100   Introduction to Religion
REL 101   Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
REL 102   New Testament
REL 131   Religion in America
REL 210   Paths of World Religions
REL 312   Hebrew Prophets – Biblical Studies
REL 341   C. S. Lewis – Religions of Europe and the Middle East
REL 348   Religion, Spirituality, and Health – Religion and Culture
REL 358   Yoga and Meditation Traditions – Religions of Asia
REL 370   Women in Religion – Religion and Culture
REL 397   Jewish Philosophy – Religions of Europe and the Middle East
REL 550/665   Spirituality of Martin Luther and John Calvin – Religions of Europe and the Middle East
REL 711   Seminar in Religions of Asia: TBD
REL 731   Seminar in Biblical Studies: TBD

Fall 2020

REL 100    Introduction to Religion
REL 101    Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
REL 102    New Testament
REL 131    Religion in America
REL 210    Paths of World Religions
REL TBD
REL TBD
REL TBD
REL TBD
REL TBD
REL 580/685   Theories of Religion
REL 751   Seminar in Religions of Europe and the Middle East: TBD
REL 771   Seminar in Religion and Culture: TBD

Spring 2021

REL 100   Introduction to Religion
REL 101   Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
REL 102   New Testament
REL 131   Religion in America
REL 210   Paths of World Religions
REL TBD
REL TBD
REL TBD
REL TBD
REL TBD
REL TBD
REL 711   Seminar in Religions of Asia: TBD
REL 731   Seminar in Biblical Studies: TBD

 

 

Updated  3 April 2017