2017-2018 Catalog 
  
    May 23, 2018  
2017-2018 Catalog

Courses of Instruction



Key to Abbreviations

ACCT Accounting HHK Health & Human Kinetics
ACTV Activity HIST History
AMRS Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Studies HONS Honors
ARAB Arabic INT Interdisciplinary
ART Fine Arts ITAL Italian
ASTR Astronomy JAPN Japanese
BIOL Biology JOUR
Journalism
BOMI Botany/Microbiology LAS Latin American Studies
BUS Business Administration MES Middle Eastern Studies
BWS Black World Studies MUS Music
CHEM Chemistry MUSP Music Performance
CHIN Chinese NEUR Neuroscience
CLAS Classics PG Politics and Government
CMLT Comparative Literature PHIL Philosophy
COMM Communications PHYS Physics
CS Computer Science PSYC Psychology
DANC Dance REL Religion
DATA Data Analytics RUSS Russian
ECON Economics SJ Social Justice
EDUC Education SOAN Sociology/Anthropology
ENG English SPAN Spanish
ENVS Environmental Studies SWAH Swahili
FREN French THEA Theatre
GEOG Geography UC University Courses
GEOL Geology URB Urban Studies
GERM German WGS Women’s/Gender Studies
GREE Greek-Classical ZOOL Zoology

To aid students in long-range planning, the letters F for fall semester and S for spring semester have been placed after selected course descriptions. All courses carry one unit of academic credit unless otherwise indicated.

Course Selection

Freshmen and sophomores should enroll in courses numbered 100 through 249, but may be permitted to take courses numbered above 250 with the relevant department’s permission. Juniors and seniors should enroll in courses numbered above 250, but may be permitted to take courses numbered below 250 if (a) it is necessary for the major; (b) it is a second (third, etc.) foreign language; (c) it is an elective in the area of science or mathematics where the student does not have the prerequisites for advanced course work; or (d) there is sufficient space in the class after the registration of freshmen and sophomores.

 

Religion

   •  REL 103 - Religions of the West
   •  REL 104 - Religions of the East
   •  REL 111 - Old Testament History and Literature
   •  REL 121 - New Testament History and Literature
   •  REL 141 - Islam: An Introduction
   •  REL 151 - Critical Issues in Religion & Ethics
   •  REL 270 - Theory & Method in the Study of Religion
   •  REL 300 4 - Islam and Its Political Thought
   •  REL 300 5 - Islam in America
   •  REL 300 6 - Medieval Islamic Society
   •  REL 300 7 - Early Christianity in Africa
   •  REL 300 8 - Women in Judaism
   •  REL 310 - Gender and Religion in the Ancient Near East
   •  REL 316 - Ancient Mediterranean Religions
   •  REL 318 - Judaism During the Time of Jesus
   •  REL 321 - Life and Teachings of Jesus
   •  REL 322 - Paul and His Epistles
   •  REL 326 - Religions of the Roman Empire
   •  REL 331 - History of Christian Thought
   •  REL 332 - The Reformation Era
   •  REL 333 - Religion in American Culture
   •  REL 336 - Judaism in Late Antiquity
   •  REL 337 - Anti-Semitism, Zionism, and the Holocaust
   •  REL 342 - Women and Gender in Islam
   •  REL 343 - Hinduism
   •  REL 344 - Gandhi: Religion and Social Change in Modern Asia
   •  REL 346 - Chinese and Japanese Religion
   •  REL 351 - Existence and Faith
   •  REL 352 - Radical and Liberation Theologies
   •  REL 353 - Christianity and the Non-Western Challenge
   •  REL 358 - New Religions in America
   •  REL 361 - Moral Values in Contemporary Society
   •  REL 362 - God and the Professional Life
   •  REL 372 - Philosophy of Religion
   •  REL 391 - Biblical Hebrew
   •  REL 392 - Koine Greek
   •  REL 394 - Sanskrit
   •  REL 410 - Topics in Religion
   •  REL 490 - Independent Study
   •  REL 491 - Directed Readings
   •  REL 495 - Apprenticeship
   •  REL 498 - Research Seminar
   •  REL 499 - Seminar in Study of Religion