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Religion & Philosophy Course Descriptions

 

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PHI-1313 Intro to Ethics

An examination of the traditions of moral thought, including an analysis of how traditional problems and processes are reflected in contemporary moral debates, with writing assignments designed to enhance students' appreciation of ethical and moral values.

PHI-2301 Logic

An introduction to the basic principles of logic.

PHI-2321 Intro to Philosophy

A representative survey of the major divisions and characteristic problems of philosophy.

REL-1311 Intro to the Hebrew Bible

Survey of Old Testament tradition, emphasizing its historical development and cultural setting, with writing assignments designed to enhance students' appreciation of religious values.

REL-1312 Intro to Christian Scripture

Survey of New Testament tradition, emphasizing its historical development and cultural setting, with writing assignments designed to enhance students' appreciation of religious values.

REL-1313 Introduction to Ethics

An examination of the traditions of moral thought, including an analysis of how traditional problems and processes are reflected in contemporary moral debates, with writing assignments designed to enhance students' appreciation of ethical and moral values.

REL-1321 Intro St World Reli

A survey of selected world religions, emphasizing the diversity of religious experience in human life, with writing assignments designed to enhance students' appreciation of religious values.

REL-1322 Ways of Being Religious

A comparative study of core beliefs. ideals, and practices of varying religious traditions. The thematic focus of the course will be upon topics such as the nature of the divine, salvation, the nature of evil, morality and the experience of death.

REL-2321 An Intro to Asian Religions

An introduction and historical overview of the development of a selection of the religious traditions of Asia, with particular emphasis upon the South Asian traditions of Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism and the East Asian traditions of Confucianism and Taoism.

REL-2322 Intro to Mediterranean Religi

An introduction and historical overview of the development of the primary religious traditions established within the Mediterranean region, with particular emphasis upon Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

REL-3322 The Buddha and His Teachings

A consideration of the personal insights of the Buddha and the employment of these insights by the Buddhist community. The course will consider the distinctive beliefs, ideals and rituals that define this community.

REL-3324 Intro to the Christian Faith

An examination of the historical foundations of the Christian faith, its theological structure and the common practice shared by adherents of the faith. The course will examine questions and controversies that have helped shape the modern Christian tradition.

REL-3325 Classical Judaism

An exploration of the Jewish tradition, through an examination of the community's philosophical ideals, history, ritual practice and textual expression.

REL-3350 IS: Women and the Bible

REL-3361 Jesus' Life & Teach

An interpretive study of the life and teachings of Jesus in the context of first-century Judaism. Attention will be given to the synoptic tradition and other historical resources.

REL-3361H Jesus' Life & Teach

An interpretive study of the life and teachings of Jesus in the context of first-century Judaism. Attention will be given to the synoptic tradition and other historical resources. Requires a 5-10 page research paper.

REL-3362 Religious Prob/Solu

This course examines the intersection between religious systems and issues of race and gender. We will consider the various ways in which religious systems have contributed to dialogue related to race and gender, and to the ways in which religion has served as an instrument of gender race related oppression or eradication of such oppression.

REL-3362H Religious Prob/Solu

This course examines the intersection between religious systems and issues of race and gender. We will consider the various ways in which religious systems have contributed to dialogue related to race and gender, and to the ways in which religion has served as an instrument of gender race related oppression or eradication of such oppression.

REL-3363 Religion in Amer

A study of the history of religion in America with consideration given to the experiences of diverse religious communities as they have emerged and taken shape in America.

REL-3363H Religion in Amer

A study of the history of religion in America with consideration given to the experiences of diverse religious communities as they have emerged and taken shape in America.

REL-3364 The Meaningful Life

This course introduces students to a vast array of spiritual writings and practices from many of the world's religions. Attention will also be given to cultivation of individual and corporate spiritual experiences.

REL-3399 Spec Top: Buddhism in the West

REL-4301 Christian Beliefs

A study of the development of Christian thought.

REL-4342 Studies in Comparative Religio

A topical analysis of a particular issue or ideal. The course will consider the manner in which this issue or ideal impacts a variety of diverse religious communities.

REL-4343 Saints, Sages & Social Reform

Prerequisite: Students must have completed 9 upper level Religion hours to enroll. A comparative examination of the life and thought of two or more representatives of differing religious, philosophical, and/or cultural traditions. This capstone course will include a summative portfolio and ideally should be taken during the student's final year.

REL-4343H Saints, Sages & Social Reform

A comparative examination of the life and thought of two or more representatives of differing religious, philosophical, and/or cultural traditions. This capstone course will include a summative portfolio and ideally should be taken during the student's final year.

REL-4344 Global Rel & Film

An examination of distinctive cultural interpretations of religion and expressions of philosophical themes as they are represented in films from around the globe. Students are challenged to consider and compare the lived experiences of religious practitioners from various cultural settings.

REL-4345 Rel & Pop Culture

A consideration of the ways in which modern American culture has shaped religion and spiritual practice and how culture itself has been transformed through this exchange.

REL-4345H Rel & Pop Culture

A consideration of the ways in which modern American culture has shaped religion and spiritual practice and how culture itself has been transformed through this exchange.

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