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Fall Semester 2017


Religious Studies
Andrew K Kelley • Bradley Hall 287 • 677-2445
RLS101Comparative ReligionGenEd: HP   Core: HU(3 hours)
 01 MWF11:00 AM -11:50 AM BR250 Daniel A Getz  
 02 MWF1:00 PM -1:50 PM BR340 Daniel A Getz  
RLS105Church HistoryCore: HU,WC(3 hours)
 01 MWF9:00 AM -9:50 AM BR235 Jason Zaborowski  
RLS114Introduction to JudaismCore: HU,WC(3 hours)
 01 TT12:00 PM -1:15 PM BR126 Isaac W Oliver  
RLS121Islamic CivilizationGenEd: NW   Core: HU,WC(3 hours)
 01 MWF11:00 AM -11:50 AM BR320 Jason Zaborowski  
RLS280Psychology of Religion (3 hours)
Prerequisite: PSY 101
 01 TT3:00 PM -4:15 PM BR250 Robert C Fuller  
RLS300Hebrew Bible/Old TestamentGenEd: HP   Core: HU,WC(3 hours)
 01 TT9:00 AM -10:15 AM BR340 Isaac W Oliver  
 02 TT10:30 AM -11:45 AM BR340 Isaac W Oliver  
RLS321Islam & the West: Clash of Civilizations?GenEd: SF   Core: GS,SB(3 hours)
 01 MWF2:00 PM -2:50 PM BR261 Jason Zaborowski  
RLS331Religions of the Eastern WorldGenEd: NW   Core: WC(3 hours)
 01 TT10:30 AM -11:45 AM BR225 Robert C Fuller  
 40 TT9:00 AM -10:15 AM BR146 Robert C Fuller  
RLS340Japan: Religion and CultureGenEd: NW(3 hours)
 01 MWF9:00 AM -9:50 AM BR125 Daniel A Getz  
RLS350Topics in Religious Studies (3 hours)
 02 Canceled
 "Intro. to Judaism"
RLS497Problems in Religious Studies (1 to 3 hours)
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
 01 *R* Arr     Robert C Fuller  
 02 *R* Arr     Daniel A Getz  
 03 *R* Arr     Isaac W Oliver  
 04 *R* Arr     Jason Zaborowski  
Survey of human values and religious experiences found in major religions of the world.
A comprehensive introduction to the major divisions of Christian churches throughout history. The course explores Eastern Orthodoxy, Oriental Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism, and many forms of Protestantism through three historical periods: ancient, medieval, and modern.
An introductory course on the history, beliefs, ethics, rituals, and practices of Judaism. The course also examines modern forms of Judaism, particularly in the United States and Israel.
Introduction to the Islamic Civilization of the Middle East, including primary literature produced by Muslims and members of other religious communities living under the aegis of Islam, from the seventh century to the present.
An overview of both theory and method in the psychological study of religion. Emphasis will be on understanding the biological and psychological underpinnings of religious belief, behavior, and experience. Cross listed as PSY 280.
Human values relevant to contemporary life found in ancient writings of Judaism and Christianity.
Historical and theoretical analysis of the modern crisis in relations between the Arab Islamic world and the West. Examines the modern rise of nation-states, Western imperialism, and Islamic "undamentalism" in the Middle East.
Historical and cultural study of the religions of India, Southeast Asia, and China.
Historical and cultural survey of religion in Japan, primarily Buddhism and Shinto. Folk religion, Chinese influences, and the New Religions.
Topics of special interest which may vary each time course is offered. Topic stated in current Schedule of Classes.
Primarily for undergraduate RLS majors: comprehensive and integrated survey of the discipline at an advanced level; projects in special areas.
This course meets a General Education requirement.
C1 - English Composition
C2 - English Composition
SP - Speech
MA - Mathematics
WC - Western Civilization
NW - Non-Western Civilization
FA - Fine Arts
HL - Human Values - Literary
HP - Human Values - Philosophical
CD - Cultural Diversity
SF - Social Forces
FS - Fundamental Concepts in Science
TS - Science & Technology in the Contemporary World
This course meets a Core Curriculum requirement.
OC - Communication - Oral Communication
W1 - Communication - Writing 1
W2 - Communication - Writing 2
FA - Fine Arts
GS - Global Perspective - Global Systems
WC - Global Perspective - World Cultures
HU - Humanities
NS - Knowledge and Reasoning in the Natural Sciences
SB - Knowledge and Reasoning in the Social and Behavioral Sciences
MI - Multidisciplinary Integration
QR - Quantitative Reasoning
This section meets a Core Curriculum requirement.
EL - Experiential Learning
IL - Integrative Learning
WI - Writing Intensive
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