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Fall Semester 2018


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  
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  
RLS200Contemporary Religion in the United StatesGenEd: HP   Core: HU(3 hours)
 01 TT9:00 AM -10:15 AM BR146 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  
RLS338China: Religion and CultureGenEd: NW   Core: WC(3 hours)
 01 MWF1:00 PM -1:50 PM BR340 Daniel A Getz  
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.
Analysis of religious faith, worship, and practice in an age of transition. Emphasis on challenges that confront a person's faith. Survey of major American religious denominations.
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 Chinese religions. Development of Chinese religion and philosophy from ancient times until the present. Major traditions of Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism, as well as popular belief and culture.
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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