Religious Studies Courses (RELG)
- 110 Introduction to Religion
- 200 Christian Ethics
- 205 Introduction to Judaism
- 206 Holocaust: Genocides in Our Time
- 210 Eastern Religions
- 215 Introduction to the Bible
- 250 World Religions
- 271 American Indian Religions
- 275 African American Religions
- 285 Religion and Popular Culture
- 290 Special Topics Seminar
- 303 History of Christianity
- 307 Meditation and Mysticism, East and West
- 315 Religion in America
- 323 Jesus of Nazareth
- 326 Life and Letters of Paul
- 332 Faith, Reason and Experience: Medieval and Modern Philosophy
- 335 Science and Religion
- 360 Religion, Politics and Society in the United States
- 362 Philosophy of Religion
- 365 Women and Religion
- 400 Religion Internship
- 475 Senior Seminar
- 490 Special Topics Seminars
An introduction to religious variety and to the academic study of religion.
Survey of ethical approaches, including a variety of Christian perspective and discussions of specific contemporary issues.
A study of Jewish history, culture, beliefs and practices, including an introduction to five sects of Judaism (Orthodox, Conservative, Refor, Reconstructionist and Renewal).
Study of religious, sociological, psychological and polital causes of genocide specific to the German Holocaust, as well as the genocides in Darfu, Rwanda, Cambodia, Yugoslavia, Armenia and the Native American Holocausts.
An introduction to the history, values, practices and religious beliefs of Eastern religions, including Hindiusm, Buddhism, Daoism and Confucianism.
Study of Jewish and Christian scriptures, including the history, composition and transmission of the texts and modern interpretive issues.
A study of world religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Islam, Taoism, Confucianism and others.
An introduction to the world views and spiritualities of Native Americans, including traditional tribal religions and religions movements, and responses that arose from contact with Europeans.
Study focused upon the history and development of the black Christian church in America, plus other religious movements among African Americans.
An analysis of popular culture (television, movies, music, etc.), with special attention to how religion is expressed in popular culture and how popular culture influences religion.
Seminars on topics of current interest or recent scholarly developments. Recent examples have include The Holocaust, End Times, Death and Dying and Understanding Islam.
An overview of the origins and development of Christianity, from its beginning through the Reformation.
Study of meditation and mysticism in Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Hindu and Buddhist traditions, focusing on personal religious experiences rather than doctrine or ethics.
Historical study of the development of American religious denominations, plus religious themes and controversies in American culture.
Study of the life and teachings of Jesus, including Biblical study and creative (artistic) expressions.
Biblical study of the theology and ministry of Paul.
This course surveys the development of medieval, renaissance and modern thought from Early Christian Philosophy to Modern British Empiricism, focusing on the relationships between faith, reason and experience.
This course explores the interactions between science and religion, including topics such as the creation-evolution debate and ethical issues surrounding genetic technologies.
Study of church-state relations in the United States, perspectives on the public role of religion and activism on social and political issues by religious leaders and groups.
A critical study of religious experience, language and claims to religious knowledge. Issues include God's existence, religious faith, the problem of evil, mystical experience and religious pluralism.
This course focuses especially on the roles women have played in Judaism and Christianity, both historical and contemporary, but it also considers the roles of women in other world religions.
A practical supervised experience, generally in some kind of ministry setting or human services, accompanied by opportunities for personal reflection.
Focuses on significant religious themes, issues or thinkers. Seminar discussion will include ethical issues in professions related to religion.
Seminars on topics of current interest or recent scholarly developments.