Courses

0-99 Advanced Placement Credit; House Courses; First-Year Seminars; First-Year Writing; Registrar/Department special purpose
100-199 Introductory-level undergraduate courses; basic skills/activity courses; foundation courses; Focus program courses
200-399 Undergraduate courses above introductory level
400-499 Advanced undergraduate, senior seminars, capstone courses, honors thesis courses
500-699 Graduate courses open to advanced undergraduates
700-999 Graduate only courses (not open to undergraduates)

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Number Title Codes
RELIGION 80S Special Topics in Writing
RELIGION 89S First-Year Seminar
RELIGION 101 Introduction to Religious Studies CCI, EI, CZ
RELIGION 110 Self, Society and Art in Modern Hinduism CCI, EI, CZ
RELIGION 120 Buddhism CCI, EI, CZ
RELIGION 140 Judaism CCI, CZ
RELIGION 141 Judaism Through Film CCI, EI, W, ALP, CZ
RELIGION 145 The Old Testament/Hebrew Bible CCI, EI, CZ
RELIGION 150 Christianity CCI, EI, CZ
RELIGION 151 Christian Theological Debates in their Historical and Cultural Contexts CCI, EI, CZ
RELIGION 155 The New Testament CCI, EI, CZ
RELIGION 156 Scripture: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
RELIGION 160 Islam CCI, EI, CZ
RELIGION 170 Comparative Religious Studies
RELIGION 175 Religions of Asia CCI, EI, CZ
RELIGION 176 Japanese Religions: Buddhas, Gods, and Monsters CCI, EI, CZ
RELIGION 180S Migration and Human Rights in Korea: Local and Global Perspectives CCI, EI, CZ, SS
RELIGION 181 Silk Roads and China, Ancient and Medieval Transformations CCI, CZ
RELIGION 185 America's Gods: Religion in the Public Square CCI, CZ
RELIGION 190A Duke-Administered Study Abroad: Special Topics in Religion
RELIGION 190FS Focus Program Seminars: Special Topics
RELIGION 190S Special Topics Seminar
RELIGION 201 Race, Film, and Sacred Value: Spike Lee and Quentin Tarantino CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
RELIGION 208 Ancient Myth CCI, ALP, CZ
RELIGION 211S Religion and Culture in Korea CCI, EI, CZ
RELIGION 212 Jews and Muslims, Judaism and Islam CCI, EI, CZ
RELIGION 213S Shamanism and Spirit Possession CCI, EI, R, CZ, SS
RELIGION 214S Andalusia: Muslim, Jewish, Christian Spain CCI, ALP, CZ
RELIGION 215 Greek and Roman Religion CCI, CZ
RELIGION 216S Hinduism and Judaism: Culture, Religion, and Identity CCI, CZ
RELIGION 219S Muslim Women Across the Ages CCI, W, CZ, SS
RELIGION 220 Religions of India CCI, CZ
RELIGION 225 Islam in the Age of Trump: Race, Immigration, and Empire CCI, EI, R, CZ, SS
RELIGION 228 The Turks: From Ottoman Empire to European Union CCI, EI, R, ALP, CZ
RELIGION 232S Prophecy and Prophets: Then and Now CCI, CZ
RELIGION 234 Martin Luther King and the Prophetic Tradition CCI, EI, R, CZ, SS
RELIGION 236S Religion in Black America CCI, CZ
RELIGION 237 Religion in American Life EI, CZ
RELIGION 238S Activism & Christianity in Modern America CCI, EI, W, CZ
RELIGION 240SL West African Rootholds in Dance CCI, ALP, CZ
RELIGION 241 Dance and Dance Theater of Asia CCI, ALP, CZ
RELIGION 242 Kundalini Yoga and Sikh Dharma CCI, ALP, CZ
RELIGION 244 Dance and Religion in Asia and Africa CCI, ALP, CZ
RELIGION 245 Music in East Asia CCI, ALP, CZ
RELIGION 246 Music in South Asia CCI, ALP, CZ
RELIGION 247 T'ai Chi and Chinese Thought CCI, CZ
RELIGION 248 Hip Hop and Religion CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
RELIGION 250 Art and Christianity: A History of Christian Visual Culture ALP
RELIGION 254 Christian Ethics and Modern Society
RELIGION 257 Four Funerals and a Wedding: Introduction to Chinese Religious Life
RELIGION 258 Religion and the Novel in Modern India CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
RELIGION 260 Pilgrimage and Tourism CCI, EI, W, ALP, CZ
RELIGION 261 Medieval Christianity in Film and Fiction CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
RELIGION 262 Dante's Divine Comedy: Hell, Purgatory and Paradise CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
RELIGION 263 Mystical Literature
RELIGION 263 Mystical Literature CCI, ALP
RELIGION 264S Religion & Journalism R, CZ
RELIGION 266S Harry Potter and Religion CZ
RELIGION 268 Religion and Film CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
RELIGION 269S Fragmented Memories: Polish and Polish Jewish Culture Through Film CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
RELIGION 270 Black Gods and Kings: Priests and Practices of the Afro-Atlantic Religions CCI, EI, CZ, SS
RELIGION 271 Sex and Gender in the Hebrew Bible CCI, EI, CZ
RELIGION 273 Astrology and Religion CCI, CZ
RELIGION 274FS Religion & Politics: The Middle East Today CCI, EI, CZ, SS
RELIGION 276 Religion and Race CCI, CZ, SS
RELIGION 276S Religion and Race CCI, CZ, SS
RELIGION 278S Epics of India: Ethics, Politics, and Performance Traditions CCI, ALP, CZ
RELIGION 279 Gandhi: Image and Reflection CCI, EI, CZ
RELIGION 280S Religion and Peace: Case Studies in Activism and Reconciliation CCI, EI, CZ
RELIGION 281 American Apocalypse: Beat Generation Spirituality EI, W, ALP, CZ
RELIGION 281A The Cognitive Science of Religion and Morality EI, R, W, CZ
RELIGION 282AS Science, Ethics, and Society EI, CZ
RELIGION 283 History and Culture of Iran CCI, R, ALP, CZ
RELIGION 284 Ritual, Performance, and Religion CCI, ALP, CZ
RELIGION 285S Religion and Technology
RELIGION 286S Religion in Cyberspace EI, R, STS, CZ
RELIGION 287 Religion and Science CCI, STS, CZ
RELIGION 287S Religion and Science CCI, STS, CZ
RELIGION 288 Acts of Engagement CCI, EI
RELIGION 290 Special Topics in Religion
RELIGION 290S Special Topics in Religion
RELIGION 291 Independent Study
RELIGION 292 Independent Study
RELIGION 293 Research Independent Study R
RELIGION 294 Research Independent Study R
RELIGION 295S Black Muslims: Race, Religion, & Culture CCI, CZ
RELIGION 301D Religion, Restrictions, and Violence CCI, EI, CZ
RELIGION 320S Modern Buddhism in Asia and America CCI, CZ
RELIGION 321S Buddhist Ethics CCI, EI, W, CZ
RELIGION 323 Buddhist Meditation in Transformation: Historical, Scientific, and Medical Perspectives CCI, EI, CZ
RELIGION 323S Buddhist Meditation: Cultivation Practices and Psychology CCI, EI, CZ
RELIGION 324 Zen Buddhism: A Survey from Its Origins to the Present Day CCI, EI, CZ
RELIGION 325S Modern Korean Buddhism in the Global Context CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
RELIGION 326S Literary Islam CCI, ALP, CZ
RELIGION 327S Tibetan Buddhism: Culture, Ethics, Philosophy and Practice CCI, EI, W, CZ
RELIGION 328 Buddhism and Sexuality CCI, EI, CZ
RELIGION 330S Atheism and Buddhism CCI, EI, CZ
RELIGION 333S Buddhism, Death, and Dying: Religious and Medical Perspectives CCI, EI, CZ
RELIGION 340 Jewish History, 1492 to the Present CCI, EI, CZ, SS
RELIGION 342 The Holocaust CCI, EI, STS, CZ
RELIGION 343 German Jewish Culture from the Enlightenment to the Present CCI, ALP, CZ
RELIGION 350S Non-Canonical Gospels EI, ALP, CZ
RELIGION 351 The Historical Jesus CCI, EI, CZ
RELIGION 351 Jesus and the Gospels
RELIGION 352 The Life and Letters of Paul CCI, EI, CZ
RELIGION 353 Ethical Issues in Early Christianity CCI, EI, CZ
RELIGION 354S Christian Ethics and Modern Society EI, W, CZ
RELIGION 360 Jesus in Film CCI, ALP, CZ
RELIGION 361 The End of The World: Apocalyptic Arguments from Antiquity to the Present Day CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
RELIGION 367 Women and Sexuality in the Christian Tradition EI, W, CZ
RELIGION 368S The Theology and Fiction of C. S. Lewis
RELIGION 370S Understanding the Qur'an CCI, EI, CZ
RELIGION 371A Religion, Security and Global Citizenship in the Arab World CCI, EI, CZ
RELIGION 372 Islamic Awakening: Revival and Reform CCI, CZ
RELIGION 373S Islamic Mysticism
RELIGION 373S Islamic Mysticism: Perso-Indian (Eastern) Traditions CCI, EI, CZ
RELIGION 374S Muslim Philosophy and Theology, an introduction EI, CZ
RELIGION 375 Islamic Civilization I CCI, EI, CZ
RELIGION 376 Islamic Civilization II CCI, EI, CZ
RELIGION 377S Religion and Politics in Post-Revolutionary Iran CCI, EI, CZ
RELIGION 378S Islam in Asia CCI, CZ, SS
RELIGION 379S Islamic Media CCI, ALP, CZ
RELIGION 380 Muslim World: Transformations and Continuities CCI, SS
RELIGION 381 Rumi: Mysticism and Poetry CCI, R, ALP, CZ
RELIGION 382SA Transnational Muslims in Germany: Politics of Migration, Religion, and Culture CCI, EI, CZ, SS
RELIGION 384S Islam in the Americas CCI, W, CZ, SS
RELIGION 386S Local Islams: Islamic Communities in the Area CCI, EI, CZ, SS
RELIGION 388S Muslim Ethics and Islamic Law: Issues and Debates CCI, EI, CZ
RELIGION 390A Duke-Administered Study Abroad: Advanced Special Topics in Religion
RELIGION 390S Junior-Senior Seminars
RELIGION 391 Independent Study
RELIGION 392 Independent Study
RELIGION 393 Research Independent Study R
RELIGION 394 Research Independent Study R
RELIGION 399S James Baldwin and Toni Morrison
RELIGION 399S Toni Morrison: Race, Trauma, and Redemption CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
RELIGION 411S North Korea: Politics, Economics and Culture CCI, EI, CZ, SS
RELIGION 490S Junior-Senior Seminars
RELIGION 493 Honors Research R, W
RELIGION 494 Honors Research R, W
RELIGION 503S Moments in Black (Radical) Theory: From Ferguson to Rhodes Must Fall to Silent Sam CCI, EI, SS
RELIGION 511S The Fetish: The Role of Things in Spiritual, Economic, and Sexual Life CCI, EI, CZ, SS
RELIGION 519S Andalusia: Muslim, Jewish, Christian Spain CCI, ALP, CZ
RELIGION 526A Religion and Civil Society in the Arab World CCI, EI, CZ
RELIGION 527S Islam and Human Rights
RELIGION 550 Archaeology of Palestine in Hellenistic-Roman Times CCI, STS, CZ
RELIGION 552S Live Images: Ancient and Medieval Representations of the Divine CCI, W, ALP, CZ
RELIGION 560S Reading Heidegger CCI, EI, ALP, CZ
RELIGION 564S Toleration, Freedom of Conscience, and Religious Liberty CCI, EI, R, CZ
RELIGION 580S History of Buddhist and Christian Interactions CCI, CZ
RELIGION 581S Pan-Asianism, Religion, and the State in Modern Asia CCI, EI, CZ
RELIGION 606S Hebrew Biblical Texts
RELIGION 607 Hebrew Prose Narrative FL
RELIGION 608 Classical Hebrew Poetry FL
RELIGION 609 Rabbinic Hebrew FL
RELIGION 610 Readings in Hebrew Biblical Commentaries
RELIGION 611 Studies in Apocrypha and Pseudipigrapha CCI, CZ
RELIGION 612 Language and Literature of Dead Sea Scrolls
RELIGION 613S Introduction to Jewish Studies
RELIGION 620 Exegesis of the Hebrew Old Testament
RELIGION 630-11 Exegesis of the Greek New Testament II: The Synoptic Gospels R
RELIGION 630-12S Exegesis of Greek NT II: Hebrews
RELIGION 630-2 Exegesis of the Greek New Testament: Romans FL, CZ
RELIGION 630-6 Exegesis of the Greek New Testament: I and II Corinthians FL, CZ
RELIGION 631 Biblical Interpretation in Early Christianity EI, CZ
RELIGION 632 Origen EI, CZ
RELIGION 633 Augustine EI, CZ
RELIGION 634 Early Christian Asceticism EI, CZ
RELIGION 635S Exegesis of the Greek New Testament: John's Gospel R, ALP, CZ
RELIGION 636S Passion Narratives in Greek
RELIGION 660 Justice, Law, and Commerce in Islam EI, CZ
RELIGION 661S Human Rights in Islam CCI, EI, CZ
RELIGION 662S Muslim Networks Across Time and Space CCI, EI, CZ
RELIGION 663 Islam and Modernism CCI
RELIGION 664 The Religion and History of Islam CCI, R, CZ
RELIGION 665S Islamic Philosophy & Mysticism (Sufi’s Approach to Philosophy) CCI, EI, CZ
RELIGION 680S Buddhist Thought and Practice CCI, EI
RELIGION 690S Special Topics in Religion
RELIGION 700 East Asian Studies Core Course: Fields and Methods
RELIGION 701S Elementary Syriac
RELIGION 703S Aramaic
RELIGION 704 Targumic Aramaic
RELIGION 705 Elementary Akkadian
RELIGION 706 Elementary Akkadian
RELIGION 707 Introductory Sanskrit Language and Literature I
RELIGION 708 Introductory Sanskrit Language and Literature II
RELIGION 709 The Septuagint
RELIGION 711 Pharisaic Judaism in the First Century
RELIGION 712S Early Jewish Apocalypses: Daniel and 1 Enoch
RELIGION 713S Greek-Speaking Judaism
RELIGION 716S The Deuteronomistic History
RELIGION 717S Modern Historical Study of the Prophets
RELIGION 720S Old Testament Seminar
RELIGION 721S Old Testament Seminar
RELIGION 730S Seminar in the New Testament
RELIGION 731S Seminar in the New Testament
RELIGION 733 Living Issues in New Testament Theology
RELIGION 735 The Doctrine of the Trinity
RELIGION 741 The Old Testament in the New: New Testament Writers as Interpreters of Scriptures
RELIGION 742 The Christian Mystical Tradition in the Medieval Centuries
RELIGION 743 The Life of Paul
RELIGION 744 Pauline Theology
RELIGION 745 The Theology of Paul: Coherence and Development
RELIGION 746 The Gospel According to Saint Matthew in Recent Research
RELIGION 748S Theology of St. Thomas Aquinas
RELIGION 749S Theology of St. Thomas Aquinas
RELIGION 750S Seminar in Christian Theology
RELIGION 751 God, Freedom, and Evil
RELIGION 752S Faith and Reason
RELIGION 753 Catholic Moral Theology: Its History and Contemporary Issues
RELIGION 754 Icon Theology
RELIGION 755 Theology and Contemporary Secular Understanding of Human Nature
RELIGION 756 Happiness, Virtue, and Friendship
RELIGION 757S Seminar in Theological Ethics
RELIGION 759 Medicine, Ethics, and Theology: An Introduction
RELIGION 760S Seminar in Contemporary Christian Ethics
RELIGION 762S Saying and the Unsayable: Introduction to Lyric/Literary Theory
RELIGION 767 How Blackness Thinks
RELIGION 768 Segregated Sundays: Church, Race, Class, and Caste
RELIGION 770 Islam and Its World
RELIGION 770 Islam and Its World
RELIGION 771S Islam, Medicine, and Healing
RELIGION 774S Ideology and Religion in Muslim Central Eurasia
RELIGION 775S Sociology of Religion
RELIGION 777 Gandhi's Modernity: Insights & Ironies
RELIGION 780 American Foreign Missions and Chinese Christianity
RELIGION 781 Protestantism and the Making of Modern China
RELIGION 782 The Next Christendom: The Rise of Christianity Outside the West
RELIGION 783 Christianity's Encounter with Other Religions and Cultures: The Case of East Asia
RELIGION 790 Readings in Buddhist Texts
RELIGION 799 Special Readings in Religion
RELIGION 803S Intermediate Syriac
RELIGION 809 Intermediate Sanskrit
RELIGION 811S Origins of Orthodoxy 380-750 C.E.
RELIGION 812 Readings in Latin Ecclesiastical Literature
RELIGION 814 The Sacraments in the Patristic and Early Medieval Period
RELIGION 818 Pioneers in World Christianity
RELIGION 820 Women in the Medieval Church
RELIGION 830 Theology and Reform in the Later Middle Ages
RELIGION 840 Luther and the Reformation in Germany
RELIGION 841 The Radical Reformation
RELIGION 842 Calvin and the Reformed Tradition
RELIGION 843 Zwingli and the Origins of Reformed Theology
RELIGION 844 Protestants and Pictures
RELIGION 845 The English Church in the Eighteenth Century
RELIGION 846 Visual Culture of Modern Christianity
RELIGION 850S Evangelical Traditions in America
RELIGION 851 Interpretations of American Religion
RELIGION 852S Contemporary American Religion
RELIGION 853S Religious Issues in American History
RELIGION 854S The Social Organization of American Religion
RELIGION 857 American Religious Biography
RELIGION 858 Catholic Traditions in the United States
RELIGION 859 Roman Catholic Visual Piety in the Modern Era
RELIGION 865 Nineteenth-Century European Theology
RELIGION 866 Twentieth-Century European Theology
RELIGION 870S History of Religions
RELIGION 871 Readings in the History of Religion
RELIGION 872 Readings in North American Religious History
RELIGION 880 Special Problems in Religion and Culture (Topics)
RELIGION 881S Jerusalem/Istanbul
RELIGION 882S Spaces, Bodies, and Narratives: Mapping Religion in Colonial India
RELIGION 883 Hebrew Narrative Art
RELIGION 884 Religion & Technology
RELIGION 885 Christian Manuscript Culture
RELIGION 886 Christian Ethics and Contemporary Culture
RELIGION 887S Introduction to Rabbinic Literature
RELIGION 888S Biblical Hebrew Advanced Prose Syntax
RELIGION 889 Religion, Restrictions, and Violence
RELIGION 890 Special Topics in Religion
RELIGION 890S Special Topics in Religion
RELIGION 895S Medieval Jewish Biblical Interpretation
RELIGION 900 African American Religion Through the Literary Imagination
RELIGION 904S Advanced Syriac
RELIGION 905S Advanced Syriac
RELIGION 910S Ethnography of Religion
RELIGION 911 Religious Material Culture in Theory and Practice
RELIGION 912S Theorizing Religion
RELIGION 914 Modernity of Religion
RELIGION 915 Readings in Theology and Language
RELIGION 916 Topics in the Study of Japanese Religions
RELIGION 918 Eschatology
RELIGION 920 Systematic Theology
RELIGION 921 Issues in Contemporary Systematic Theology in America and England
RELIGION 925S Exegesis of the Hebrew Text of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
RELIGION 930 Death and Dying in Late Antiquity
RELIGION 930S History and Theory
RELIGION 934 Synoptic Gospels in Greek
RELIGION 935 Gospel of John in Greek
RELIGION 936S Passion Narratives in Greek
RELIGION 937S Historical Jesus
RELIGION 940S Christian Theology/Western Metaphysics
RELIGION 941 Philosophical Theology I
RELIGION 942 Philosophical Theology II
RELIGION 943S Philosophy and Theology After Wittgenstein
RELIGION 944 Existentialist Thought
RELIGION 945 Philosophical Method in Religious Studies
RELIGION 946S Comparative Medieval Philosophy (Al-Farabi, Avicenna, Al-Ghazali, Averroes, Maimonides, Aquinas)
RELIGION 947S Comparative Religious Studies (Case Study of Judaism, Christianity & Islam)
RELIGION 950 Hermeneutics
RELIGION 951S Seminar on Text Criticism
RELIGION 952S Doctoral Seminar in Early Christianity
RELIGION 955 Practical Reason and Personal Identity: Explorations in Narrative
RELIGION 960 Moral Theology in the Twentieth Century
RELIGION 962 Christianity in Dialogue with Other Faiths
RELIGION 970 Ethical Method
RELIGION 996S Teaching in Religion