Spring 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... Knust, Jennifer
RELIGION 120 BUDDHISM Introduction to Buddhist texts, beliefs, rituals, and ethics in the past and present. Instructor:... Jaffe, Richard
RELIGION 140 JUDAISM Introduction to Judaic civilization from its origins to modern times. Instructor: Lieber or Staff Orenstein, David
RELIGION 145 OLD TESTAMENT/HEB BIBLE Historical, literary, ethical, and theological investigations of the ancient Near Eastern context... Brettler, Marc
RELIGION 150 CHRISTIANITY Introduction to Christian doctrine, ritual, social organization and ethics in the past and present... Tilley, Nathan
RELIGION 176 JAPANESE RELIGIONS Buddhas, deities, and demons inhabit daily life in contemporary Japan, but many Japanese people... Nicolaisen, Jeffrey
RELIGION 185 AMERICA'S GODS This course examines the role and manifestation of religions in American public life. It pays... Coates, Andrew
RELIGION 208 ANCIENT MYTH Myths are humanity's longest-lasting and most powerful stories. They shape our understanding of... Aldrup-MacDonald, John
RELIGION 215 GREEK AND ROMAN RELIGION Topics in Greek and Roman religion from the Bronze Age through the rise of Christianity, based on... Jazwa, Kyle
RELIGION 219S MUSLIM WOMEN ACROSS THE AGES This course explores the diverse realities of Muslim women's lives, from the origins of Islam to... Hassan, Mona
RELIGION 234 MARTIN LUTHER KING Situates Martin Luther King as a preacher in the black Christian tradition with a liberationist... Safi, Omid
RELIGION 242 KUNDALINI YOGA AND SIKH DHARMA Introduction to Kundalini Yoga and meditation and yogic lifestyle as taught by Yogi Bhajan through... Khalsa, Keval
RELIGION 242 KUNDALINI YOGA AND SIKH DHARMA Introduction to Kundalini Yoga and meditation and yogic lifestyle as taught by Yogi Bhajan through... Khalsa, Keval
RELIGION 260 PILGRIMAGE AND TOURISM Investigation of pilgrimage and tourist destinations (Jerusalem, Rome, Santiago, Orlando, New York... Wharton, Annabel
RELIGION 261 MED CHRISTIANITY IN FILM/FICTN Exploration of modern popular fictional representations of Christianity in the Middle Ages,... Dubois, Katharine
RELIGION 262 DANTE'S DIVINE COMEDY A voyage through the three otherworldly places of Dante's philosophical poem (Hell, Purgatory,... Eisner, Martin
RELIGION 264S RELIGION & JOURNALISM A study of contemporary autobiographies by Jewish, Catholic, and Protestant writers, of theories... Carneiro, Larissa
RELIGION 268 RELIGION AND FILM A study of the relationship between motion pictures and religion. Focus on the comparative... Coates, Andrew
RELIGION 281 BEAT GENERATION SPIRITUALITY Places Beat Generation spirituality in its contexts by study of sources and texts that influenced... Need, David
RELIGION 286S RELIGION IN CYBERSPACE Is cybertechnology a religion? If so, what does that mean? Rather than an analysis of how... Luna, Christopher
RELIGION 323S BUDDHIST MEDITATION Buddhist paths and techniques of self-transformation in premodern and modern Buddhist cultures.... Jaffe, Richard
RELIGION 327S TIBETAN BUDDHISM Introduces students to history, practice, culture, and ethics of Tibetan Buddhism; contents include... Need, David
RELIGION 342 THE HOLOCAUST Antisemitism and the Jewish question in Central Europe, the development of Nazi policy, the Final... Staff, Departmental
RELIGION 350S NON-CANONICAL GOSPELS Historical-critical study of early non-canonical Christian Gospels, with special reference to the... Goodacre, Mark
RELIGION 361 THE END OF THE WORLD Traces end-time arguments, predictions, and prophecies from the second-century BCE until the... Knust, Jennifer
RELIGION 381 RUMI: MYSTICISM AND POETRY Rumi, the iconic poet of Persian Islamic tradition; course examines his writings, context, and... Safi, Omid
RELIGION 384S ISLAM IN THE AMERICAS Explores how Muslim communities live and practice Islam in the American context. Examines diverse... Hassan, Mona
RELIGION 511S THE FETISH This course explores the social relationships produced by debates over the value and agency of... Matory, J.
RELIGION 620 EXEGESIS HEBREW O T A. Pentateuch B. Historical Books C. Major Prophets D. Minor Prophets E. Writings F. Proverbs G.... Brettler, Marc
RELIGION 690S SPECIAL TOPICS Subject varies from semester to semester. Instructor: Staff Mignolo, Walter
RELIGION 709 THE SEPTUAGINT A study of the modern critical use of the Greek Old Testament. Instructor: Peters Wagner, J.
RELIGION 774S IDEOLOGY AND ISLAM IN EURASIA While Islam as a lived religion offers a common starting point to understand the experiences of... Tuna, Mustafa
RELIGION 780 AMER MISSIONS/CHINESE XTIANITY This course examines the history of Christianity in China from the beginning through the twentieth... Lian, Xi
RELIGION 818 PIONEERS IN WXTIAN This course focuses on extraordinary individuals who blazed trails in the making of World... Lian, Xi
RELIGION 850S EVANGELICAL TRADITIONS IN AMER A study of some of the major themes in the development of transdenominational evangelicalism and... Coates, Andrew
RELIGION 881S JERUSALEM Seminar assesses the contribution of Jerusalem's buildings to its contentiousness from Biblical to... Wharton, Annabel
RELIGION 887S INTRODUCTION TO RABBINIC LIT Lieber, Laura
RELIGION 89S FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR (TOP) Topics vary each semester offered. Instructor: Staff Brettler, Marc
RELIGION 89S FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR (TOP) Topics vary each semester offered. Instructor: Staff Staff, Departmental
RELIGION 89S FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR (TOP) Topics vary each semester offered. Instructor: Staff Jiménez, Alicia