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1 Religious Studies Major Courses Spring 2017 Classics Classics 3401 Ancient Greek Religion MWF 1:50-2:45 Henry Storm Blume Study of ancient Greek religions, including the beginnings of Christianity. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for Classics 323. GE historical study course. Classics 3405 Christians in the Greco-Roman World MWF 10:20-11:15 Henry Storm Blume The origins and development of Christianity in its historical, social, and cultural context. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for Classics 325. Classics 3408 Ancient Roman Religion TR 9:35-10:55 Fritz Graf Study of religious life and institutions in the Roman Republic and Empire, with due attention to the primary sources, in translation, and their difficulties. GE cultures and ideas and historical study course. Comparative Studies COMPSTD 4990 Senior Seminar

2 [Major, Core Courses] TR 9:35-10:55 David Graves Horn Writing seminar based on students' independent research. Prereq: 3990 (398), and 500 or a level course in CompStd, and Sr standing; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 598. Hebrew HEBREW 3210 Jewish Mystical Tradition MF 9:35-10:55 Michael Dov Swartz History of Art HISTART 3005 Christian Art WF 12:45-2:05 Barbara Joan Haeger & Andrew Siemer Trimmer An introduction to the wide range of forms and functions of Christian images and spaces from the origin until Prereq: Soph standing. Not open to students with credit for 301. GE VPA course. History History 2220 Intro to Christianity TR 11:10-12:30 TBA TBA TBA 33014

3 Introduces students to the historical study of Christianity as a religious tradition. Sometimes this course is taught in a distance only format. Prereq or concur: English 1110.xx, or permission of instructor. GE historical study and diversity global studies course. History 2221 Intro to the New Testament: History and Literature MWF 12:40-1:35 James Albert Harill (E) MWF 12:40-1:35 James Albert Harill Introductory survey of the New Testament writings in translation, including non-canonical sources of the early Christian movement. Prereq or concur: English 1110.xx, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for Clas 2221, 2221E, 2401, or 2401E. GE for lit and historical study course. Cross-listed in Clas. History 3229 Early Christianity TR 9:35-10:55 TBA WF 9:35-10:55 Kristina Marie Sessa A survey of the history of Christianity from its Jewish and Greco-Roman roots to the late sixth century. Prereq or concur: English 1110.xx, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 506. GE historical study and diversity global studies course. Medieval and Renaissance Studies MEDREN 2666 Medieval/Renaissance Magic TR 11:10-12:30 Kristen M. Figg 33879

4 A study of the history of witchcraft and magic from 400 to 1700 C.E. within sociological, religious and intellectual contexts. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for Medieval 240. GE culture and ideas and diversity global studies course. Near-Eastern Languages and Cultures NELC 3230 Intro to Shia s Beliefs and History WF 9:35-10:55 Hadi Jorati Introduction to the history, doctrinal tenets, and social manifestations of Shi'ism within Islam and in the context of Islamic civilization. Prereq: English 110. Philosophy PHILOS 2120 Asian Philosophies MWF 12:40-1:35 Steven G Brown A survey including at least three of the following philosophical systems of Asia: Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Zoroastrianism, Taoism, and Confucianism. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 215. GE lit and diversity global studies course. PHILOS 2860 (RELSTDS 2860) Science & Religion TR 2:20-3:40 Richard Samuels A philosophical examination of the relationship between science and religion, concentration on issues regarding the creation of the universe and the origins of life. Prereq: Not open to students with credit for 170, CompStd 2670 (170) or RelStds GE cultures and ideas course. Crosslisted in RelStds 2670.

5 Religious Studies RELSTDS Literature & Religion TBA TBA Study of relationships between religion and secular literature; analysis of religious and spiritual elements of literature and film of diverse cultures and historical periods. Prereq: English 1110 (110) or equiv. Not open to students with credit for H, CompStd (202.01), or H (202.01H). GE lit and diversity global studies course. RELSTDS Comparative Sacred Texts TR 12:45-2:05 Isaac Amitai Weiner Introduction to religious views of the universe, the supernatural, social organization, ethics, etc., through sacred texts (oral and written) of diverse cultures and historical periods. Prereq: English 1110 (110), or equiv. Not open to students with credit CompStd (202.02). GE lit and diversity global studies course. RELSTDS 2370 (2370H) Introduction to Comparative Religion [Major, Core Courses] TR 11:10-12:30 Melissa Anne Marie Curley (H) MWF 12 :40-1 :35 Sarah Iles Johnston Introduction to the academic study of religion through comparison among major traditions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, etc.) and smaller communities. Prereq: English 1110 (110) or equiv. Not open to students with credit for 2370H or CompStd 2370H (270H) or 2370 (270). GE cultures and ideas and diversity global studies course.

6 RELSTDS 3671 Religions of India TR 12:45-2:05 Hugh Bayard Urban History and structure of South Asian religions with attention to myth, ritual, art, philosophy, and social stratification (270) recommended. Prereq: English 1110 (110) or equiv. Not open to students with credit for CompStd 3671 (321) or RelStds 321. RELSTDS 3678 Religion & American Culture TR 9:35-10:55 Isaac Amitai Weiner Thematic approach to the intersections of religion and American culture, with attention to varied topics such as pluralism, nationalism, race, gender, sexuality, law, media, science, economics, and popular culture (270) recommended. Prereq: English 1110 (110) or equiv. Not open to students with credit for CompStd GE diversity soc div in the US course. RELSTDS 3972 Theory and Method in the Study of Religion [Major, Core Courses] TR 3:55-5:15 David Bernhard Brakke Survey of contemporary theories and methods used in the academic study of religion. Prereq: 2370 (270) or 2370H (270H) or equiv. Not open to students with credit for RelStds 4972 or CompStd 4972 (520). RELSTDS 4875 Gender, Sexuality & Religion TR 11:10-12:30 Hugh Bayard Urban 33738

7 Explores intersections of gender, sexuality and religion in comparative and cross-cultural contexts. Prereq: English 1110 (110) or equiv. Not open to students with credit for CompStd 4875 (515). RELSTDS 3679 Popular Culture and World Religion TR 2:20-3:40 Melissa Anne Marie Curley The representation of religion in visual culture, in the United States and around the world; the ways that religious traditions are represented or misrepresented; the ways religious traditions appropriate popular culture for their own purposes; new forms of religious practice and community that grow directly out of popular culture. Prereq: English GE VPA course

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