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Fall 2014 Class Schedule - updated April 20, 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 STAFF
 
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 194-02  Sufism: The Islamic Quest for Intimacy with the Beloved
MWF 03:30 pm-04:30 pm MAIN 111 STAFF
With attention to both classical texts and contemporary contexts, this course examines the formative development of Islamic mysticism, or Sufism, and its rich legacy of embodied piety and mystical intimacy. Drawing on the teachings of key Muslim mystics, we will explore the sacred sources, unitive doctrines, and metaphysical cosmology of Sufism, as well as its devotional practices, celebrated poetry, and contested tradition of ecstatic discourse.

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 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.

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Spring 2015 Class Schedule - updated April 20, 2014 at 07:56 am

Number/Section  Title
Days Time Room Instructor
 
RELI 111-01  Introduction to Buddhism
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am Erik Davis
*Available only to current first years and sophomores*

RELI 194-01  Responses to Religious Conflict in Europe and the North American Colonies:Catholic,Protestant,Radic
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am Paula Cooey
 
RELI 194-02  Jewish / Christian Relations
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am Cytron, Drake
 
RELI 194-03  World Religions and World Religions Discourse
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm James Laine
 
RELI 223-01  Orthodoxy and Heresy in Early Christianity
MWF 09:40 am-10:40 am Susanna Drake
 
RELI 233-01  Hindus and Muslims
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am James Laine
 
RELI 294-01  Buddhists Fascists
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm Erik Davis
*Priority given to declared Major/Minor of Religious Studies, permission of the instructor required for all others*

RELI 394-01  Conquering the Flesh
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm Susanna Drake
 
RELI 469-01  Approaches to the Study of Religion
TR 03:00 pm-04:30 pm Paula Cooey
 

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