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SUMMER 2017 RELIGION COURSES
UNDERGRADUATE COURSES


REL1300                                  Introduction to World Religions                                           Staff This course is an introduction to the academic study of the major religions of the world.  The course will cover the religious traditions of Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Zoroastrianism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam.  In the process of comparing the religions of the world, it will be the responsibility of each student to think critically about the historical evolution, systems of belief, ritual practices, institutional developments and cultural expressions of each religious tradition.  A range of reading materials and writing assignments have been chosen to provide a framework within which to engage a variety of religious issues and to understand the significance and relevance of religion in world history.  Meets LS Humanities and Writing requirements as well as Multicultural X.  This course is also offered online.


REL2121                                       Religion in the United States                                            Staff
This course is designed to introduce you to the major themes, figures, and directions of religion in American history, with an eye toward ways that social and cultural contexts have shaped the religious experience of Americans in different places and times.  Since it is impossible to cover all religious traditions in one semester, this course will consist of both a general survey of religion in the U.S. and a series of case studies designed to provide a closer look into some of the religious groups and ideas that have shaped this country. Meets LS History and Writing requirements as well as Multicultural Y.


REL2210                                Introduction to the Old Testament                                         Staff The word “Bible” is derived from the Greek word “biblia” which means “books”.  While revered as a single book, the Bible is a collection of many texts that were composed by different authors at different times for different reasons.  This course is an introduction to the critical study of this assorted literature and the world in which it was produced.  We will examine individual texts of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament within their historical contexts while taking into consideration other methodological approaches such as literary criticism and theology.  Meets LS Humanities and Writing requirements as well as Multicultural Y.
REL3170        Religious Ethics                                                                                                Staff
This course discusses contemporary moral problems such as deception, sexual activities and relations, and capital punishment from the standpoints of major religious traditions.

REL4491        SEM: Nuremberg Legacy: Law, Ethics, and Religion                        Dr. Twiss
Exploration of the moral, political, and legal dimensions of international criminal tribunals focusing particularly on the main military tribunal in 1945-46 and its influence on both concurrent trials (e.g., Tokyo, SS-Einsatzgruppen) and subsequent 20th century trials and tribunals (e.g., Eichmann, Former Yugoslavia, Rwanda, ICC), including the development of universal jurisdiction.   Attention to elucidating the roles of ethics and religion in such endeavors as well as alternatives to retributive justice per se.


REL4905        Dir Indiv Study

REL4932        Religion Honors Work

 

GRADUATE COURSES

RLG5497       SEM: Nuremberg Legacy: Law, Ethics, and Religion                        Dr. Twiss
Exploration of the moral, political, and legal dimensions of international criminal tribunals focusing particularly on the main military tribunal in 1945-46 and its influence on both concurrent trials (e.g., Tokyo, SS-Einsatzgruppen) and subsequent 20th century trials and tribunals (e.g., Eichmann, Former Yugoslavia, Rwanda, ICC), including the development of universal jurisdiction.   Attention to elucidating the roles of ethics and religion in such endeavors as well as alternatives to retributive justice per se.


RLG5906       DIS


RLG5911       Supervised Research

RLG5937       Special Topics

RLG6980       DISSERTATION                                                                                 

 

 

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