Religion

  • REL 1510 Intro Hebrew Bible/Old Testame

    Students will examine the background, settings, and writing styles of various authors of the Old Testament books. The basic content of the Old Testament books and how they interrelate will be discussed. Special consideration will be given to the major views of the authorship of the Pentateuch. Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports. J occasionally; C occasionally. Master Course Syllabus

  • REL 1520 Intro to New Testament

    Students will examine the content, settings, and writing styles of various authors, historical events, and the background of the New Testament. The life of Christ, missionary travels of Paul, and first century apostolic history will be discussed. Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports. J occasionally; C occasionally. Master Course Syllabus

  • REL 1530 Comparative Religion

    Students will examine cultural expressions of belief in the supernatural, focusing specifically on people's ideas about magic, witchcraft, and religion. This course takes a wide-ranging and cross-cultural approach to studying religious beliefs and behaviors and incorporates "world religions" such as Christianity, Judaism, and Islam, as well as the "indigenous" religions of Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Americas. Students will have the opportunity to contrast other people's beliefs and practices with their own and develop a deeper understanding of the role of religion in the human experience. Eligibility: ENG 1510 without supports or Corequisite: ENG 1510 with supports. J occasionally; C occasionally. Master Course Syllabus

  • REL 2570 History of World Religions

    This interdisciplinary course examines the development and variety of religious belief in the past and present. Historical, pre-historic, and non-literary traditions are examined, including Native American, African, Asian, Indo-European, and Semitic beliefs. Special consideration is given to religious development, assimilation, diffusion, practices, and phenomena. Cross-cultural comparisons and the key tenets of today's world faiths are also emphasized. Prerequisite: ENG 1510. J occasionally. Master Course Syllabus

  • REL 2580 Survey of Islamic Studies

    This class will examine the Islamic religious tradition from its inception to the present. The course will culminate with a few specific modern social issues and political movements important to practitioners of the Islamic faith. Prerequisite: ENG 1510. J occasionally; C occasionally. Master Course Syllabus