Courses in the Department of Religious Studies (REL) are included in cognates for the STEM, Arts & Humanities and People & Society Areas of Knowledge. Please click each cognate below for more information.

AFRICA AND THE AFRICAN DIASPORA

REL 330 Caribbean Religion
REL 358 The Color of God: Race and Religion

AMERICAN STUDIES: POLITICS AND RELIGION

REL 334 The American Jewish Experience: Hollywood and Popular Culture
REL 353 Religion and American Politics

ASIAN RELIGIONS: SOUTH AND EAST ASIA

REL 101 Introduction to Religion
REL 105 One Goal: Transforming the Self in Asian Religions
REL 181 Asian Religions
REL 281 Introduction To Buddhism
REL 288 Chinese Religions
REL 291 Introduction to Hinduism
REL 383 Activist Bodhisattvas: Buddhist Ethics And Social Engagement
REL 384 Karma
REL 388 Living Stories: Narrative In Asian Traditions
REL 391 Bollywood and Beyond: Religion, Gender and Politics in South Asian Film

THE CARIBBEAN THROUGH LITERATURE, HISTORY, & THE ARTS

REL 330 Caribbean Religion

CHINA STUDIES

REL 105 One Goal: Transforming the Self in Asian Religions
REL 288 Chinese Religions

A CROSS-CULTURAL AND HISTORIC EXAMINATION OF SEXUALITY

REL 252 Religion and Human Sexuality
REL 345 Religion and Gender
REL 371 Islam And Gender

ETHICS IN THE HUMANITIES: RELIGION, PHILOSOPHY, POLITICS

REL 102 Problem of God
REL 151 Religion and Moral Choices
REL 345 Religion and Gender
REL 350 Current Issues in Religion
REL 351 Death and Dying
REL 354 Religion and the Problem of Evil
REL 360 Religion and Bioethics
REL 362 The Sanctity of Life: Selected Themes From the Ancient World to the Present
REL 375 Democracy and Religion in Israel and Palestine
REL 383 Activist Bodhisattvas: Buddhist Ethics And Social Engagement
REL 384 Karma
REL 451 Ethics and Genetics

THE EVOLUTION OF THE JEWISH PEOPLE IN THEIR HOMELAND AND THE DIASPORA

REL 111 Introduction to the Old Testament / Hebrew Scriptures
REL 231 Jewish Civilization and Being Jewish
REL 305 The Ancient Near East: Religion and Culture
REL 332 Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
REL 334 The American Jewish Experience: Hollywood and Popular Culture
REL 375 Democracy and Religion in Israel and Palestine

EXPLORING THE CARIBBEAN THROUGH THE SOCIAL SCIENCES

REL 330 Caribbean Religion

INTRODUCTION TO RELIGION

REL 101 Introduction to Religion
REL 102 Problem of God
REL 103 One God: Judaism, Christianity, Islam
REL 105 One Goal: Trnasforming the Self in Asian Religions
REL 111 Introduction to the Old Testament/Hebrew Scriptures
REL 121 Introduction to the New Testament
REL 131 Religion in America
REL 151 Religion and Moral Choices
REL 181 Asian Religions
REL 232 A Global History of Christianity
REL 238 Holy War and Toleration in Western Religious Traditions
REL 271 Introduction to Islam
REL 281 Introduction to Buddhism
REL 291 Introduction to Hinduism

JUDAISM, CHRISTIANITY, ISLAM

REL 103 One God: Judaism, Christianity, Islam
REL 111 Introduction to the Old Testament/Hebrew Scriptures
REL 121 Introduction to the New Testament
REL 131 Religion in America
REL 231 Jewish Civilization and Being Jewish
REL 232 A Global History of Christianity
REL 307 Religion and Culture in Pre-Islamic Arabia
REL 311 Prophecy and Prophetic Literature in the Hebrew Bible
REL 312 The Torah and Ancient Law
REL 314 The Rise of Judaism
REL 322 The Apostle Paul: Letters, Controversies, and Philosophy
REL 324 The Bible and Modern Film
REL 325 Jesus in Myth and History
REL 331 Religion of Asia
REL 335 American Religion in Modern Film
REL 343 Saints and Sinners: Introduction to Catholicism
REL 347 Experiencing Religion: Conversion
REL 348 Reformation Europe
REL 370 Islam in the Modern World
REL 371 Women, Gender, and Islam
REL 372 Islam and the United States: The Politics of Race, Media, and Terrorism
REL 375 Democracy and Religion in Israel and Palestine
REL 380 Archaology of Palestine from Prehitory to Islam

LATIN AMERICAN ART AND CULTURE

REL 330 Caribbean Religion
REL 338 Latin American and U.S. Latino/a Religion

POLITICS AND RELIGION

REL 151 Religion and Moral Choices
REL 375 Democracy and Religion in Israel and Palestine
REL 383 Activist Bodhisattvas: Buddhist Ethics And Social Engagement

RELIGION AND MEDICINE

REL 151 Religion and Moral Choices
REL 161 Religion and Medicine: Health Care as Spiritual Practice
REL 351 Death and Dying
REL 352 Religion and Science
REL 360 Religion and Bioethics
REL 364 Spiritual Healing in the Americas from Controversy to Cure

RELIGION, IDENTITY, AND POP CULTURE

REL 101 Introduction to Religion
REL 109 Anthropology of Religion
REL 255 Religion and Sports: From the Ancients to the Present
REL 345 Religion and Gender
REL 350 Current Issues in Religion
REL 351 Death and Dying
REL 358 The Color of God: Race and Religion
REL 361 Religion and Youth in Contemporary America
REL 370 Islam in Modern Times
REL 371 Islam And Gender
REL 375 Democracy and Religion in Israel and Palestine
REL 391 Bollywood and Beyond: Religion, Gender and Politics in South Asian Film

RELIGION IN THE AMERICAS

REL 131 Religion in America
REL 236 Cults and New Religious Movements in America
REL 250 Spiritual, Not Religious: Spirituality in the 21st Century
REL 330 Caribbean Religion
REL 335 American Religion in Modern Film
REL 338 Latin American and U.S. Latino/a Religion
REL 343 Saints and Sinners: Introduction to Catholicism
REL 358 The Color of God: Race and Religion
REL 361 Religion and Youth in Contemporary America
REL 364 Spiritual Healing in the Americas from Controversy to Cure
REL 372 Islam and the United States: The Politics of Race, Media, and Terrorism

RELIGION IN THE ANCIENT WORLD

REL 111 Introduction to the Old Testament/Hebrew Scriptures
REL 121 Introduction to the New Testament
REL 301 Ancient Greece
REL 302 The Hellenistic Age
REL 303 The Roman Republic
REL 304 The Roman Empire
REL 305 The Ancient Near East: Religion and Culture
REL 307 Religion and Culture in Pre-Islamic Arabia
REL 308 The Greco-Roman Context of Early Christianity
REL 311 Prophecy and Prophetic Literature in the Hebrew Bible
REL 312 The Torah and Ancient Law
REL 321 Jesus and the Gospels
REL 322 The Apostle Paul: Letters, Controversies, and Philosophy
REL 326 The Bible in History
REL 380 Archaeology of Palestine from Prehistory to Islam

RELIGION, MYTH, AND INTERPRETATION

REL 102 Problem of God
REL 111 Introduction to the Old Testament / Hebrew Scriptures
REL 305 The Ancient Near East: Religion and Culture
REL 311 Prophecy and Prophetic Literature in the Hebrew Bible
REL 322 St. Paul and His Letters
REL 325 Jesus in Myth and History
REL 345 Religion and Gender
REL 354 Religion and the Problem of Evil
REL 356 Myth and Religion
REL 363 Religion and Science Fiction: Dystopia, Faith, and the Future
REL 388 Living Stories: Narrative In Asian Traditions

SPIRITUALITY

REL 105 One Goal: Transforming the Self in Asian Religions
REL 161 Religion and Medicine: Health Care as Spiritual Practice
REL 236 Cults and New Religious Movements in America
REL 250 Spiritual, Not Religious: Spirituality in the 21st Century
REL 330 Caribbean Religion
REL 335 American Religion in Modern Film
REL 347 Experiencing Religion: Conversion
REL 358 The Color of God: Race and Religion
REL 361 Religion and Youth in Contemporary America
REL 363 Religion and Science Fiction: Dystopia, Faith, and the Future
REL 364 Spiritual Healing in the Americas from Controversy to Cure
REL 384 Karma

A SURVEY OF JEWISH LITERATURE

REL 111 Introduction to the Old Testament / Hebrew Scriptures
REL 311 Prophecy and Prophetic Literature in the Hebrew Bible

STUDY OF ASPECTS OF THE HOLOCAUST

REL 408 Special Projects in Religious or Historical Traditions
REL 409 Special Projects in Religious Issues or Problems

STUDIES OF MODERN DAY ISRAEL

REL 375 Democracy and Religion in Israel and Palestine