Students enrolled prior to the 2015-2016 bulletin year must complete 3 credit hours in each of the Religious Studies course areas. Religious Studies courses are grouped within the following areas: (1) Religious Literatures or Texts; (2) Religious Traditions or Historical Traditions; (3) Religious Issues and Problems. In some cases, courses may count in more than one area. Such courses are so indicated with the area number following the listed course.

GENERAL AREA COURSES

101 – INTRODUCTION TO RELIGION
102 – THE PROBLEM OF GOD
103 – ONE GOD: JUDAISM, CHRISTIANITY, AND ISLAM
105 – ONE GOAL: TRANSFORMING THE SELF THROUGH ASIAN RELIGIONS
109 – ANTHROPOLOGY OF RELIGION
491 – SENIOR HONORS THESIS I (Depending on topic, can be area 1, 2, or 3)
492 – SENIOR HONORS THESIS II (Depending on topic, can be area 1, 2, or 3)
499 – METHOD AND THEORY IN THE STUDY OF RELIGION

1. RELIGIOUS LITERATURE OR TEXTS

111 – INTRO TO THE OLD TESTAMENT/ HEBREW SCRIPTURE
121 – INTRO TO THE NEW TESTAMENT
305 – THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST: RELIGION AND CULTURE (2)
311 – PROPHECY AND PROPHETIC LITERATURE IN THE HEBREW BIBLE
312 – TORAH AND THE ANCIENT LAW
321 – JESUS AND THE GOSPELS
322 – PAUL THE APOSTLE: LETTERS AND CONTROVERSIES
324 – THE BIBLE AND MODERN FILM (2)
325 – JESUS IN MYTH AND HISTORY (2)
326 – THE BIBLE IN HISTORY (2)
401 – SUPERVISED READING IN RELIGIOUS LITERATURE OR TEXTS
404 – SPECIAL TOPICS IN RELIGIOUS LITERATURE OR TEXTS
407 – SPECIAL PROJECTS IN RELIGIOUS LITERATURE OR TEXTS
501 – SUPERVISED READING IN RELIGIOUS LITERATURE OR TEXTS
510 – SEMINAR IN HEBREW BIBLE AND ANCIENT JUDAISM
520 – SEMINAR IN NEW TESTAMENT AND EARLY CHRISTIANITY

2. RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS OR HISTORICAL TRADITIONS

102 – THE PROBLEM OF GOD (3)
131 – RELIGION IN AMERICA
171 – INTRODUCTION TO ISLAM  **WATCH COURSE TRAILER**
181 – ASIAN RELIGIONS
231 – JEWISH CIVILIZATION AND BEING JEWISH
232 – A GLOBAL HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY
236 – CULTS AND NEW RELIGIOUS MOVEMENTS IN AMERICA
238 – HOLY WAR AND TOLERATION IN WESTERN RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS
240 - PILGRIMS, SHRINES, CRUSADES, AND SAINTS IN SPAIN
250 – SPIRITUAL, NOT RELIGIOUS: SPIRITUALITY IN THE 21ST CENTURY (3)
255 - RELIGION AND SPORTS: FROM THE ANCIENTS TO THE PRESENT
268 – RELIGION IN MODERN ISRAEL
281 – INTRODUCTION TO BUDDHISM
291 – INTRODUCTION TO HINDUISM
301 – ANCIENT GREECE
302 – HELLENISTIC AGE
303 – THE ROMAN REPUBLIC
304 – THE ROMAN EMPIRE
305 – THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST: RELIGION AND CULTURE (1)
306 – RELIGION AND CULTURE IN ANCIENT EGPYT
307 – RELIGION AND CULTURE IN PRE-ISLAMIC ARABIA
308 – WHERE DOES CHRISTIANITY COME FROM? THE GRECO-ROMAN CONTEXT OF EARLY
            CHRISTANITY
314 – RISE OF JUDAISM
315 – JEWISH MYSTICISM
324 – THE BIBLE AND MODERN FILM (1)
325 – JESUS IN MYTH AND HISTORY (1)
326 – THE BIBLE IN HISTORY (1)
330 – CARIBBEAN RELIGION
331 – RELIGIONS OF ASIA
332 – JUDAISM, CHRISTIANITY, AND ISLAM
334 – THE AMERICAN JEWISH EXPERIENCE: HOLLYWOOD AND POPULAR CULTURE (3)
335 – AMERICAN RELIGION IN MODERN FILM
336 – THE AMERICAN ENCOUNTER WITH ASIAN RELIGIONS
338 – LATIN AMERICAN AND U.S. LATINO/A RELIGION (3)
343 – SAINTS AND SINNERS: INTRO TO CATHOLICISM (3)
345 – RELIGION AND GENDER (3)
348 – REFORMATION EUROPE
349 – ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME: A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO RELIGION AND ROME
351  -- RELIGIOUS ISSUES IN DEATH AND DYING (3)
353 – RELIGION AND AMERICAN POLITICS (3)
355 – RELIGION AND ITS INTERPRETERS (3)
356 – MYTH AND RELIGION (3)
357 – GENDER, POWER, GODS (3)
361 – RELIGION AND YOUTH IN CONTEMPORARY AMERICA (3)
370 – ISLAM IN MODERN TIMES (3)
371 – ISLAM AND GENDER (3)
372 - ISLAM AND THE UNITED STATES: THE POLITICS OF RACE, MEDIA, AND TERRORISM (3)
375 – DEMOCRACY AND RELIGION IN ISRAEL AND PALESTINE (3)
377 – SUFISM: ISLAMIC MYSTICISM (3)
380 – ARCHAEOLOGY OF PALESTINE FROM PRE-HISTORY TO ISLAM
383 – ACTIVIST BODHISATTVAS: BUDDHIST ETHICS AND SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT (3)
384 – KARMA (3)
388 – LIVING STORIES: NARRATIVE IN ASIAN TRADITIONS (3)
391 – BOLLYWOOD AND BEYOND: RELIGION, GENDER, AND POLITICS IN SOUTH ASIAN FILM (3)
402 – SUPERVISED READING IN RELIGIOUS OR HISTORICAL TRADITIONS
405 – SPECIAL TOPICS IN RELIGIOUS OR HISTORICAL TRADITIONS
408 – SPECIAL PROJECTS IN RELIGIOUS OR HISTORICAL TRADITIONS
502 – SUPERVISED READING IN RELIGIOUS OR HISTORICAL TRADITIONS
505 – SEMINAR IN ANCIENT STUDIES
530 – SEMINAR IN RELIGIOUS OR HISTORICAL TRADITIONS

3. RELIGIOUS ISSUES AND PROBLEMS

102 – THE PROBLEM OF GOD (2)
151 – RELIGION AND MORAL CHOICES
161 – RELIGION AND MEDICINE: HEALTH CARE AS SPIRITUAL PRACTICE
250 – SPIRITUAL, NOT RELIGIOUS: SPIRITUALITY IN THE 21ST CENTURY (2)
252 – RELIGION AND HUMAN SEXUALITY
334 – THE AMERICAN JEWISH EXPERIENCE: HOLLYWOOD AND POPULAR CULTURE (2)
338 – LATIN AMERICAN AND U.S. LATINO/A RELIGION (2)
343 – SAINTS AND SINNERS: INTRO TO CATHOLICISM (2)
345 – RELIGION AND GENDER (2)
347 – EXPERIENCING RELIGION: CONVERSION
350 – CURRENT ISSUES IN RELIGION
351 – RELIGIOUS ISSUES IN DEATH AND DYING (2)
352 – RELIGION AND SCIENCE
353 – RELIGION AND AMERICAN POLITICS (2)
354 – RELIGION AND THE PROBLEM OF EVIL
355 – RELIGION AND ITS INTERPRETERS (2)
356 – MYTH AND RELIGION (2)
357 – GENDER, POWER, GODS (2)
358 – THE COLOR OF GOD: RACE AND RELIGION
360 – RELIGION AND BIOETHICS
361 – RELIGION AND YOUTH IN CONTEMPORARY AMERICA (2)
362 – THE SANCTITY OF LIFE: SELECTED THEMES FRON THE ANCIENT WORLD TO THE PRESENT
363 – RELIGION AND SCIENCE FICTION: DYSTOPIA, FAITH, AND THE FUTURE
364 - SPIRITUAL HEALING IN THE AMERICAS
370 – ISLAM IN MODERN TIMES (2)
371 – ISLAM AND GENDER (2)
372 - ISLAM AND THE UNITED STATES: THE POLITICS OF RACE, MEDIA, AND TERRORISM (2)
375 – DEMOCRACY AND RELIGION IN ISRAEL AND PALESTINE (2)
376 – SHI’ISM: RELIGION, CULTURE, AND HISTORY
377 – SUFISM: ISLAMIC MYSTICISM (2)
378 – RELIGION AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
383 – ACTIVIST BODHISATTVAS: BUDDHIST ETHICS AND SOCIAL ENGAGEMENT (2)
384 – KARMA (2)
388 – LIVING STORIES: NARRATIVE IN ASIAN TRADITIONS (2)
391 – BOLLYWOOD AND BEYOND: RELIGION, GENDER, AND POLITICS IN SOUTH ASIAN FILM (2)
403 – SUPERVISED READING IN RELIGIOUS ISSUES OR PROBLEMS
406 – SPECIAL TOPICS IN RELIGIOUS ISSUES OR PROBLEMS
409 – SPECIAL PROJECTS IN RELIGIOUS ISSUES OR PROBLEMS
450 – PSYCHOLOGY OF RELIGION
451 – ETHICS AND GENETICS
503 – SUPERVISED READING IN RELIGIOUS ISSUES OR PROBLEMS
550 – SEMINAR IN RELIGIOUS ETHICS
560 – SEMINAR IN CONTEMPORARY RELIGIOUS ISSUES

RELIGION AND HEALTH CARE TRACK COURSES

REL 151 RELIGION AND MORAL CHOICES (3)
REL 161 RELIGION AND MEDICINE: HEALTH CARE AS SPIRITUAL PRACTICE (3)
REL 252 RELIGION AND HUMAN SEXUALITY (3)
REL 351 RELIGIOUS ISSUES IN DEATH AND DYING (3)(2)
REL 352 RELIGION AND SCIENCE (3)
REL 354 RELIGION AND THE PROBLEM OF EVIL (3)
REL 360 RELIGION AND BIOETHICS (3)
REL 364 SPIRITUAL HEALING IN THE AMERICAS (3)
REL 451 ETHICS AND GENETICS (3)

PLEASE NOTE: Only one course co-listed under the rubric of another department may count towards the Religious Studies major or minor.