Fall 2018

Course Number Title Course Description Instructor
RELIGION 110 SELF, SOCIETY, ART IN HINDUISM An exploration of the beliefs, ethics, everyday and ceremonial practices, philosophies, mythologies... Ligo, Seth
RELIGION 120 BUDDHISM Introduction to Buddhist texts, beliefs, rituals, and ethics in the past and present. Instructor:... Jaffe, Richard
RELIGION 150 CHRISTIANITY Introduction to Christian doctrine, ritual, social organization and ethics in the past and present... Becerra, Daniel
RELIGION 156 SCRIPTURE Judaism, Christianity, and Islam are characterized as religions of the book. Their sacred texts are... McLarney, Ellen
RELIGION 175 RELIGIONS OF ASIA Problems and methods in the study of religion, followed by a survey of the historical development,... Need, David
RELIGION 190FS FOCUS SEMINARS (TOP) Topics vary from semester to semester. Open only to students in the Focus Program. Instructor: Staff Winters, Joseph
RELIGION 190FS FOCUS SEMINARS (TOP) Topics vary from semester to semester. Open only to students in the Focus Program. Instructor: Staff Hacohen, Malachi
RELIGION 208 ANCIENT MYTH Myths are humanity's longest-lasting and most powerful stories. They shape our understanding of... Catenaccio, Claire
RELIGION 213S SHAMANISM & SPIRIT POSESSION Anthropological, psychological, and Religious Studies approaches to cross-cultural study of spirit... Freeman, John
RELIGION 232S PROPHECY AND PROPHETS Seminar version of Religion 232. Instructor: Peters Peters, Melvin
RELIGION 237 RELIGION IN AMER LIFE A historical survey, with emphasis on the ways that religious experiences, beliefs, and traditions... Coates, Andrew
RELIGION 245 MUSIC IN EAST ASIA East Asian musicians and their instruments, genres, performance traditions, and contexts. Study of... Kramer, Jonathan
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 268 RELIGION AND FILM A study of the relationship between motion pictures and religion. Focus on the comparative... Coates, Andrew
RELIGION 283 HISTORY AND CULTURE OF IRAN A multi-disciplinary approach to Iran and Persian culture. Covers history, religion, politics,... Safi, Omid
RELIGION 287S RELIGION AND SCIENCE The diverse interactions of religion and science from the Renaissance to the present. The profound... Nicolaisen, Jeffrey
RELIGION 323S BUDDHIST MEDITATION Buddhist paths and techniques of self-transformation in premodern and modern Buddhist cultures.... Jaffe, Richard
RELIGION 374S MUSLIM PHILOSOPHY AND THEOLOGY Philosophy and theology as the foundation of Shari'a law; Islamic philosophy as a part of medieval... Kadivar, Mohsen
RELIGION 606S HEBREW BIBLICAL TEXTS Select prose and poetic Hebrew biblical texts. Instructor: Brettler Brettler, Marc
RELIGION 635S JOHN'S GOSPEL Discussion and analysis of the Gospel of John with a special focus on historical-critical... Goodacre, Mark
RELIGION 663 ISLAM AND MODERNISM Cultural, religious, and ideological forces that shape Muslim responses to modernism. Instructor:... Kadivar, Mohsen
RELIGION 690S SPECIAL TOPICS Subject varies from semester to semester. Instructor: Staff Mignolo, Walter
RELIGION 703S ARAMAIC Study tests representing "Standard Literary Aramaic": Biblical, Qumran, and Targumic (Targum... Lieber, Laura
RELIGION 709 THE SEPTUAGINT A study of the modern critical use of the Greek Old Testament. Instructor: Peters Peters, Melvin
RELIGION 762S INTRO TO LYRIC/LIT THEORY Do poetry readers listen mainly to man speaking to man (Wordsworth), such that the conversation... Rodríguez García, José María
RELIGION 768 SEGREGATED SUNDAYS The Christian church remains the most segregated institution in America. It has been nearly sixty... Cooper, Valerie
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 890 SPECIAL TOPICS Graduate level special topics in religion. Topics may include Early Christianity and Deuteronomy,... Brettler, Marc
RELIGION 89S FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR (TOP) Topics vary each semester offered. Instructor: Staff Grigoni, Michael
RELIGION 89S FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR (TOP) Topics vary each semester offered. Instructor: Staff Friedman, Joshua B
RELIGION 912S THEORIZING RELIGION Late nineteenth- and twentieth-century theories, interpretations, and approaches to the study of... Morgan, David
RELIGION 914 MODERNITY OF RELIGION Emergence and form of "religion" in modernity; religions in the context of multiple modernities;... Winters, Joseph
RELIGION 935 JOHN'S GOSPEL Discussion and analysis of the Gospel of John with a special focus on historical-critical... Goodacre, Mark
RELIGION 996S TEACHING IN RELIGION Course specifically designed for students in Graduate Program in Religion. Offers students chance... Staff, Departmental