RELIGIOUS STUDIES

RELIGIOUS STUDIES

RELIGIOUS STUDIES 1000
Introduction to World Religions

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Structure, belief and practices of Eastern and Western religious traditions.

RELIGIOUS STUDIES 2020
Ancient Religions and Mythology

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Myths of the Sumerians, Babylonians, Egyptians, Greeks and Romans; genesis of ancient religions; relationship of myth and religion; principal mystery religions.

Prerequisite: Religious Studies 1000 or completion of four courses (12.0 credit hours) in Arts and Science.

RELIGIOUS STUDIES 2100
The Hindu Tradition

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Thought and practices of classical Hinduism; reform and sectarian movements; significant thinkers in modern Hinduism.

Prerequisite: Religious Studies 1000 or completion of four courses (12.0 credit hours) in Arts and Science.

RELIGIOUS STUDIES 2110
Asian Philosophy

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

An introduction to the principal schools, thinkers and streams of thought in the philosophical traditions of South and East Asian religions.

RELIGIOUS STUDIES 2200
The Buddhist Tradition

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Thought and practice of Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism.

Prerequisite: Religious Studies 1000 or completion of four courses (12.0 credit hours) in Arts and Science.

RELIGIOUS STUDIES 2300
East Asian Religions

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Religious thought and practices of China and Japan, including Taoism, Confucianism, Shinto and East Asian Buddhism.

Prerequisite: Religious Studies 1000 or completion of four courses (12.0 credit hours) in Arts and Science.

RELIGIOUS STUDIES 2500
Christianity

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

A survey of the development of Christianity from its beginning to the present, with attention to its beliefs and practices, and its role in Western society.

Prerequisite: Religious Studies 1000 or completion of four courses (12.0 credit hours) in Arts and Science.

RELIGIOUS STUDIES 2600
Islam

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Historical development of Islam from the pre-Islamic period to and including the Ottoman Empire, the Qur'an, beliefs and practices of Islam.

Prerequisite: Religious Studies 1000 or completion of four courses (12.0 credit hours) in Arts and Science.

RELIGIOUS STUDIES 3000
Studies in Religious Traditions (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Issues and aspects of various religious traditions.

Prerequisites and recommended backgrounds will be specified for individual offerings.

RELIGIOUS STUDIES 3010
Religion and Society

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Religious responses to social issues such as abortion, euthanasia, war, sexuality, racism.

Prerequisite: Religious Studies 1000 or completion of seven courses (21.0 credit hours) in Arts and Science.

RELIGIOUS STUDIES 3020
Women and World Religions

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

A socio-historical exploration of the image of women portrayed in world religions and the realities of their social experience. Issues such as sexuality, family, education, politico-economic power will be considered.

Prerequisite: Religious Studies 1000 or completion of seven courses (21.0 credit hours) in Arts and Science.

RELIGIOUS STUDIES 3100
Studies in Indian Religion (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Issues related to the major religions of India.

Prerequisite: Religious Studies 2100 or 2200.

RELIGIOUS STUDIES 3300
Studies in East Asian Religions (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Issues related to the major religions of China, Korea and Japan.

Prerequisite: Religious Studies 2300.

RELIGIOUS STUDIES 3510
The Early Church

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

A study in the development of the Early Church from the beginning of the 2nd Century to the end of the 6th Century, with special attention to early Christian beliefs and practices, and the Church's relationship to the political, cultural and religious environment of the Roman Empire.

Prerequisite: Religious Studies 2500 or History 1000, or a previous course (3.0 credit hours) in History.

RELIGIOUS STUDIES 3550
Religion in North America

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

History and development of religion in a North American context; church, denomination, sect and cult in Canadian and American culture.

Prerequisite: Religious Studies 1000 or completion of seven courses (21.0 credit hours) in Arts and Science.

RELIGIOUS STUDIES 4000
Seminars in Religious Studies (Series)

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Seminars in selected areas of Religious Studies.

Prerequisites and recommended backgrounds will be specified for individual offerings.

RELIGIOUS STUDIES 4001
Concepts and Methods in the Study of Religion

Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0

Examination and critique of the basic concepts and methodological approaches in the academic study of religion.

Prerequisites: At least one course (3.0 credit hours) in Western religion and one course (3.0 credit hours) in Eastern religion.