Courses in Different Religious Traditions 


The Religious Studies major includes the requirement that a student take “at least one course apiece for each of three different religions.” The following list indicates what can be considered one of thee religions and what courses can count for the fulfillment of this requirement:

Old numbers are listed in parentheses.  

Buddhism:

  • 120 (44): Buddhism
  • 176 (48): Japanese Religions: Buddhas, Kanmi and Other Deities
  • 325S (115AS): Modern Korean Buddhism
  • 321S (115BS): Buddhist Ethics
  • 322 (117): Mahayana Buddhism
  • 323S (162S): Buddhist Meditation

Christianity:

  • 150 (41): Christianity
  • 155 (102): New Testament
  • 350S: Non-canonical Gospels
  • 351 (111): Historical Jesus
  • 352 (108): Life and Letters of Paul
  • 355 (120): History of the Christian Church
  • 356 (121): Roman Catholic Tradition
  • 367 (125): Women and Sexuality in the Christian Tradition
  • 358 (158): Reformation of the 16th Century
  • 353 (159): Ethical Issues in Early Christianity
  • 368 (186): Theology and Fiction of C. S. Lewis

Hinduism:

  • 110 (43): Hinduism
  • 272 (116A): Gender and Morality: Indian Perspectives
  • 242 (161H): Kandalini Yoga and Sikh Dharma
  • 311 (164A): Hindu Arts of Devotion
  • 310S (164S): The Anthropology of Hinduism: From Encounter to Engagement

Islam:

  • 160 (42): Islam
  • 165FS (99FS): Muslim Women Across the Ages (Focus)
  • 219S: Muslim Women Across the Ages
  • 380 (119): Muslim World: Transformations and Continuities
  • 374S:  Muslim Philosophy and Theology
  • 375 (146): Introduction to Islamic Civilization
  • 376 (147): Introduction to Islamic Civilization
  • 373 (152B): Islamic  Mysticism: Perso-Indian (Eastern) Traditions
  • 384S (156): Islam in the Americas
  • 386 (161O): Introduction to Islamic Communities in North Carolina
  • 388S (168S): Muslim Ethics and Islamic Law

Israelite religion:

  • 145 (100): Old Testament / Hebrew Bible
  • 271 (109): Women in the Biblical Tradition

Judaism:

  • 140 (40): Judaism
  • 341 (118): Jewish Ethics
  • 231 (133): Classical Judaism
  • 335 (134): Jewish Mysticism
  • 345 (136): Contemporary Jewish Thought

Taoism:

  • 130 (107A): Taoism / Chinese Religion
  • 247 (114): Tai Chi and Chinese Thought
  • 329 (176S): Taoism and Mysticism

This list does not include special topics courses and junior-senior seminars, which will be approved for a specific tradition by the curriculum committee on an ad hoc basis.

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  • Beth Alpha, Synagogue Mosaic, Ark
  • Roman Mosaic, Galilee
  • Kuden
  • Israel western wall
  • prayer tablet meiji shrine tokyo
  • a 139ac
  • Brazil
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