Class Schedules

Fall 2014 »      Spring 2015 »     

Fall 2014 Class Schedule - updated September 1, 2014 at 07:56 am

Number/Section  Title
Days Time Room Instructor
 
RELI 100-01  Introduction to Islam: Formation and Expansion
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am CARN 105 Gregory Lipton
 
RELI 111-01  Introduction to Buddhism
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am MAIN 111 Erik Davis
*Open only to First Year students, rising sophomores, and rising juniors*

RELI 121-01  New Testament
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm NEILL 216 Susanna Drake
 
RELI 135-01  India and Rome
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm MAIN 001 Laine, Overman
*Cross-listed with CLAS 135-01*

RELI 194-01  After the Holocaust
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am ARTCOM 202 Barry Cytron
The systematic murder of millions during World War II has challenged most every relationship – between neighbors, faiths, peoples. The language of genocide and ghetto has come to inform how one speaks of faith, morality, even our common humanity. After an introductory study of the events, we turn to a study of the Holocaust’s impact on religious life, and on interreligious and intergroup relations. We will examine questions of collective memory and the search for justice, interrogate the meaning of this event in the “age of decolonization,” and explore the problems raised to personal and communal life by the call to forgiveness and the command to “never forget.” Class meets Mondays and Wednesdays during the week, and Sunday evenings for special events, guest speakers and films.

RELI 232-01  Religion and Food
W 07:00 pm-10:00 pm MAIN 111 Peter Harle
 
RELI 235-01  Theory and Method in the Study of Religion
TR 03:00 pm-04:30 pm MAIN 111 Erik Davis
 
RELI 245-01  Arabic Reading and Translation
MWF 03:30 pm-04:30 pm MAIN 111 Gregory Lipton
*Cross-listed with CLAS 345-01* This course aims to improve your Arabic reading and translation skills while introducing you to selected genres of Arabic and Islamic literature. The course will proceed in a workshop format and focus on the comprehension and translation of texts in question. Students will learn to use an Arabic dictionary, expand their vocabulary, deepen their understanding of grammar and syntax, and develop skills in reading manuscripts, navigating Arabic texts, and producing English translations. Prerequisite: 3 previous semesters of Arabic language.

RELI 294-01  Literary Bible
MWF 03:30 pm-04:30 pm ARTCOM 102 Theresa Krier
*Cross-listed with ENGL 294-01*

RELI 311-01  Ritual
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm MAIN 003 Erik Davis
*Priority given to declared Major/Minors of Religious Studies and Critical Theory Concentration, permission of the instructor required for all others*

RELI 394-01  The Veil: Christianity, Judaism, Islam
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am MAIN 001 Susanna Drake
*Cross-listed with WGSS 394-01* In this course, we will examine the role of the veil in societies from the ancient Near East to the present. We will pay special attention to veiling as a cultural and religious practice that reflects ideas about piety, gender, and status. Along with learning about the history of the veil and its use in some of the major religious traditions, we will consider the function of the veil in contemporary political debates, and we will explore women's veiling, in particular, as a topic in feminist discourse.

top of page »

Spring 2015 Class Schedule - updated September 1, 2014 at 07:56 am

Number/Section  Title
Days Time Room Instructor
 
RELI 102-01  Modern Islam
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am ARTCOM 202 Gregory Lipton
 
RELI 111-01  Introduction to Buddhism
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am MAIN 009 Erik Davis
 
RELI 130-01  Folklore and Religion
W 07:00 pm-10:00 pm MAIN 111 STAFF
 
RELI 194-01  Responses to Religious Conflict in Europe and the North American Colonies:Catholic,Protestant,Radic
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am NEILL 111 Paula Cooey
 
RELI 194-02  Jewish/Christian Relations
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am MAIN 111 Cytron, Drake
 
RELI 194-03  World Religions and World Religions Discourse
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm MAIN 010 James Laine
 
RELI 194-04  Sufism: The Islamic Quest for the Intimacy with the Beloved
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm OLRI 170 Gregory Lipton
 
RELI 200-01  The Qur'an (Koran)
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am OLRI 170 Gregory Lipton
 
RELI 223-01  Orthodoxy and Heresy in Early Christianity
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am MAIN 011 Susanna Drake
 
RELI 294-01  Buddhist Fascists
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm MAIN 111 Erik Davis
 
RELI 294-02  Banned Books in South Asia
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am MAIN 001 James Laine
 
RELI 469-01  Approaches to the Study of Religion
TR 03:00 pm-04:30 pm THEATR 204 Susanna Drake
 

top of page »