Fall 2020

Course Number Title Course Description Instructor
RELIGION 101 INTRO TO RELIGIOUS STUDIES Introduction to leading themes and concepts in the study of religions from the ancient world to the... Morgan, David
RELIGION 110 SELF, SOCIETY, ART IN HINDUISM An exploration of the beliefs, ethics, everyday and ceremonial practices, philosophies, mythologies... Prasad, Leela
RELIGION 120 BUDDHISM Introduction to Buddhist texts, beliefs, rituals, and ethics in the past and present. Instructor:... Mendelson, Rebecca
RELIGION 155 THE NEW TESTAMENT Examination of the major books of the New Testament, covering their contents, ethical implications... Knust, Jennifer
RELIGION 181 SILK ROADS AND CHINA The Silk Roads are the oldest and longest routes of cultural communication and economic exchange... Mazumdar, Sucheta
RELIGION 190FS FOCUS SEMINARS (TOP) Topics vary from semester to semester. Open only to students in the Focus Program. Instructor: Staff Brettler, Marc
RELIGION 190FS FOCUS SEMINARS (TOP) Topics vary from semester to semester. Open only to students in the Focus Program. Instructor: Staff Hacohen, Malachi
RELIGION 213S SHAMANISM & SPIRIT POSESSION Anthropological, psychological, and Religious Studies approaches to cross-cultural study of spirit... Freeman, John
RELIGION 237 RELIGION IN AMER LIFE A historical survey, with emphasis on the ways that religious experiences, beliefs, and traditions... Coates, Andrew
RELIGION 240SL W AFR ROOTHOLDS IN DANCE Lecture and dance laboratory exploring three West African traditional dance forms and their... Vinesett, Ava
RELIGION 240SL W AFR ROOTHOLDS IN DANCE Lecture and dance laboratory exploring three West African traditional dance forms and their... Vinesett, Ava
RELIGION 240SL W AFR ROOTHOLDS IN DANCE Lecture and dance laboratory exploring three West African traditional dance forms and their... Vinesett, Ava
RELIGION 247 T'AI CHI AND CHINESE THOUGHT The philosophy, cosmology, and other aspects of traditional Chinese thought embodied in the martial... Need, David
RELIGION 254 CHRISTIAN ETHICS An introduction to Christian ideals of conduct, character, and community, and to modern disputes... Rose, John
RELIGION 257 FOUR FUNERALS AND A WEDDING This is an introductory course on contemporary Chinese religious life. Students are encouraged to... Staff, Departmental
RELIGION 263 MYSTICAL LITERATURE Explore... Safi, Omid
RELIGION 266S HARRY POTTER AND RELIGION This course explores the response of many Christians to the Harry Potter book series. Some... Carneiro, Larissa
RELIGION 270 BLACK GODS AND KINGS Surveys the spiritual, political and economic experience of those who worship African gods West and... Matory, J.
RELIGION 283 HISTORY AND CULTURE OF IRAN A multi-disciplinary approach to Iran and Persian culture. Covers history, religion, politics,... Safi, Omid
RELIGION 285S RELIGION AND TECHNOLOGY Explores the production and consumption of technologies that were either inspired by spiritual... Asadi, Torang
RELIGION 290S SPECIAL TOPICS Seminar version of Religion 290. Instructor: Staff Juskus, Ryan
RELIGION 291 INDEPENDENT STUDY Individual guided readings in a field of special interest, under the supervision of a faculty... Carneiro, Larissa
RELIGION 301D RELIGION RESTRICTIONS VIOLENCE An examination of the historical roots and current manifestations of religiously-justified violence... Antepli, Abdullah
RELIGION 301D RELIGION RESTRICTIONS VIOLENCE An examination of the historical roots and current manifestations of religiously-justified violence... Davis, Ellen
RELIGION 301D RELIGION RESTRICTIONS VIOLENCE An examination of the historical roots and current manifestations of religiously-justified violence... Lieber, Laura
RELIGION 301D RELIGION RESTRICTIONS VIOLENCE An examination of the historical roots and current manifestations of religiously-justified violence... Lieber, Laura
RELIGION 301D RELIGION RESTRICTIONS VIOLENCE An examination of the historical roots and current manifestations of religiously-justified violence... Lieber, Laura
RELIGION 328 BUDDHISM AND SEXUALITY Critical examination of the relation of religion and sexuality with special attention to Buddhism.... Need, David
RELIGION 342 THE HOLOCAUST Antisemitism and the Jewish question in Central Europe, the development of Nazi policy, the Final... Staff, Departmental
RELIGION 368S THEOLOGY/FICTION OF C.S. LEWIS A study of texts of cultural criticism, fantasy fiction, and theological and moral argument by C. S... Howell, Christopher
RELIGION 373S ISLAMIC MYSTICISM This course introduces the history and key concepts of Islamic spirituality through the lives,... Hassan, Mona
RELIGION 377S RELIGION & POLITICS Examines ethical crises of Islamic regime: Did Islamic Republic promote ethics or decline morality... Kadivar, Mohsen
RELIGION 399S BALDWIN AND MORRISON This course will examine the novels and essays of James Baldwin and Toni Morrison, focusing on a... Winters, Joseph
RELIGION 527S ISLAM AND HUMAN RIGHTS The main focus of the course is inquiry about possibility of human rights for Muslims in the modern... Kadivar, Mohsen
RELIGION 700 EAST ASIAN STUDIES CORE COURSE A graduate-level introduction to the study of East Asia. Students will survey a variety of... Partner, Simon
RELIGION 770 ISLAMIC INTERCONNECTIVITIES This course introduces various aspects of global Islamic history and historiography. It... Hassan, Mona
RELIGION 775S SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION Begins with Durkheim's and Weber's different approaches to the sociology of religion. Considers a... Staff, Departmental
RELIGION 777 GANDHI'S MODERNITY How did Gandhi define modernity, reject it, or embody it? This course discusses Gandhi's modernity... Prasad, Leela
RELIGION 782 THE NEXT CHRISTENDOM In 1900, 80 percent of the world's Christians were in Europe and North America. One hundred years... Lian, Xi
RELIGION 783 XTY OTHER REL. CULTURES The modern encounter between Christianity and other religions and cultures occurred primarily in... Lian, Xi
RELIGION 885 CHRISTIAN MANUSCRIPT CULTURE Investigating provenience... Knust, Jennifer
RELIGION 889 RELIGION RESTRICTIONS VIOLENCE An examination of the historical roots and current manifestations of religiously-justified violence... Lieber, Laura
RELIGION 889 RELIGION RESTRICTIONS VIOLENCE An examination of the historical roots and current manifestations of religiously-justified violence... Lieber, Laura
RELIGION 889 RELIGION RESTRICTIONS VIOLENCE An examination of the historical roots and current manifestations of religiously-justified violence... Lieber, Laura
RELIGION 889 RELIGION RESTRICTIONS VIOLENCE An examination of the historical roots and current manifestations of religiously-justified violence... Lieber, Laura
RELIGION 889 RELIGION RESTRICTIONS VIOLENCE An examination of the historical roots and current manifestations of religiously-justified violence... Lieber, Laura
RELIGION 895S MEDIEVAL JEWISH BIBLICAL A survey of medieval Jewish exegetical texts, read in the original Hebrew, focussing on both... Brettler, Marc
RELIGION 911 RELIGIOUS MATERIAL CULTURE Examines prevailing theories and methods of studying objects, spaces, images, and the senses as... Morgan, David
RELIGION 912S THEORIZING RELIGION Late nineteenth- and twentieth-century theories, interpretations, and approaches to the study of... Winters, Joseph
RELIGION 937S HISTORICAL JESUS Critical exploration of research into the Historical Jesus, including history of scholarship,... Goodacre, Mark
RELIGION 996S TEACHING IN RELIGION Course specifically designed for students in Graduate Program in Religion. Offers students chance... Chapman, Stephen