Course Schedules

Spring ’18 Course Schedule

CRN COURSE COURSE NAME INSTRUCTOR DAY/TIME LOCATION
23772 NLL 211 A Hebrew Literature Hoglund MWF 1:00-01:50 WING 306
23787 REL 101 A Introduction to Religion R. Neal TR 11:00-12:15 WING 210
23789 REL 101 B Introduction to Religion R. Neal TR 3:30-04:45 WING 210
23790 REL 101 C Introduction to Religion Pace TR 9:30-10:45 WING 306
23791 REL 101 D Introduction to Religion Pace TR 12:30-1:45 WING ARR
23796 REL 101 E Introduction to Religion L. Neal WF 11:00-12:15 WING 210
23799 REL 101 F Introduction to Religion Johnston WF 11:00-12:15 WING 314
23765 REL 102 A Introduction to the Bible Bledsoe MWF 10:00-10:50 WING 209
23766 REL 102 B Introduction to the Bible Bledsoe MWF 11:00-11:50 WING 209
23775 REL 102 C Introduction to the Bible Moyer MW 2:00-03:15 WING 314
23795 REL 102 D Introduction to the Bible Hoglund MWF 9:00-9:50 WING 306
23782 REL 103 A Intro to Christian Traditions Boyd TR 9:30-10:45 WING 209
23783 REL 103 B Intro Latin Amererican Christian Trads Gandolfo TR 12:30-1:45 WING 209
23788 REL 104C A Intro to East Asian Traditions Arthur TR 12:30-01:45 WING 210
23771 REL 106 A The Bible in America Foskett MWF 12:00-12:50 WING 306
23767 REL 107 A Intro to African Religions Ilesanmi MW 5:00-6:15 WING 209
23768 REL 107B Intro to African Religions Ilesanmi MW 2:00-3:15 WING 209
23794 REL 109 A Intro to Buddhist Traditions Whitaker WF 9:30-10:45 WING 210
23786 REL 110 A Intro to Islamic Traditions van Doorn-Harder TR 9:30-10:45 WING 210
23764 REL 200 O Approaches to Study Religion Ilesanmi MW 12:30-1:45 WING 206
2377323774 REL 312 A/612 AG The Crit Study of Pentateuch Hoglund MW 2:00-3:15 WING 306
23797/23798 REL 341 A/641 AG Religion and Ecology Johnston WF 9:30-10:45 WING 314
2378423785 REL 369 A/669 AG Radical Christian Movements Boyd T 3:30-6:00 WING 209
23780/23781 REL 374 A/674 AG Black Messiahs and Uncle Toms R.Neal TR 12:30-1:45 WING 206
23776/23777 REL 382 A/682 AG Religion and Culture in China Arthur TR 9:30-10:45 WING 206
23778/23779 REL 383 A/683 AG The Quran and the Prophet van Doorn-Harder TR 11:00-12:15 WING 206
23769/23770 REL 390 A/690 AG SpcTp: Apocalyptic Imagination Bledsoe MW 5:00-6:15 WING 210
23792/23793 REL 390 B/690 BG SpTp:Religion,Gender&Sexuality Ramachandran TR 2:00-3:15 WING 314
23763 REL 399 A Senior Colloquy Foskett M 11:00 -11:50 WING 206
23800 REL 700 AG Theory & Method in St of Rel Whitaker F 12:30-3:00 WING 206
23571 LAW 472 Hindu & Buddhist Concepts of Law Gokhale R 4:00-5:50 Worrell 1309

Spring ’18 Upper Level Courses

Spring 2018 Upper Level Courses

 

200. Approaches to the Study of Religion. (3h – General Courses)

Dr. Simeon Ilesanmi.
Explores the history of and methodological re-sources for the study of religion. Focus may vary with instructor, but the emphasis is on the ways religion has been defined, studied, and interpreted over the last several centuries.

312. The Critical Study of the Pentateuch. (3h – Biblical Studies)
Dr. Ken Hoglund.
Study of the five traditional books of Moses (the Torah) and the various lines of analysis that modern Biblical critics have used to interpret their composition and role in the development of Israelite theological thought.

341. Religion and Ecology. (3h – Group II — Religion, History, and Society)
Dr. Lucas Johnston
Cross-cultural examination of the relationships among human beings, their diverse cultures, habitats, and religions, including social and political understandings of the environment.

369. Radical Christian Movements. (3h – Group II — Religion, History, and Society)
Dr. Stephen Boyd
Study of selected radical movements in the Christian tradition and their relation to contemporary issues.

374. Black Messiahs and Uncle Toms. (3h – Group II — Religion, History, and Society )
Dr. Ron Neal
Examines the cultural and religious history of black leadership in the United States.

382. Religion and Culture in China. (3h – Group III — World Religions)
Dr. Shawn Arthur
Thematic study of Chinese religious culture focusing on history, ritual, scripture, and popular practice. Additional topics include cosmology, ancestor veneration, shamanism, divination, and the role of women.

383. The Quran and the Prophet. (3h – Group III — World Religions)
Dr. Nelly van Doorn Harder
Examines the history, content, and main approaches to the sacred book of Islam. Explores the influence and interaction between the holy word and its transmitter the Prophet Muhammad.

390 A. Special Topics: The Apocalyptic Imagination. (3h – Group I — Biblical Studies)
Dr. Seth Bledsoe
Examines the development of the apocalyptic worldview and the genre “apocalypse” among early Jewish and Christian communities in the matrix of ancient Mediterranean politics and culture.

390 B. Special Topics: Religion, Gender, and Sexuality. (3h – Group II — Religion, History, and Society )
Dr. Tanisha Ramachandran
Explores how various religious traditions construct, define, and regulate the categories of gender and sexuality in contemporary and historical contexts. Taking current debates and issues on sexuality, gender, and religion this course considers how religious groups, secular politics, and the media understand and deploy these categories to create specific and contextual understandings.

399. Senior Colloquy. (1h – General Course)
Dr. Mary Foskett
This one-hour capstone course, required for senior majors, is structured around writing and reflection on the major through readings, discussions, and portfolio development.

Fall ’18 Course Schedule

CRN COURSE COURSE NAME INSTRUCTOR DAY/TIME LOCATION
95535 NLL 153 Hebrew Literature Hoglund MWF 1:00-01:50 WING 306
95543 REL 101 A Introduction to Religion Pace TR 12:30 – 1:45 WING 209
95544 REL 101 B Introduction to Religion Pace TR 9:30 – 10:45 WING 210
95547 REL 101 C Introduction to Religion Johnston TR 9:30-10:45 WING 306
95549 REL 101 D Introduction to Religion Johnston TR 2:00-3:15 WING 306
95550 REL 101 E Introduction to Religion Ramachandran TR 9:30 – 10:45 WING 314
95551 REL 101 F Introduction to Religion Ramachandran TR 11:00-12:15 WING 314
95563 REL 101G Introduction to Religion L Neal WF 11:00 – 12:15 WING 210
95534 REL 102 A Introduction to the Bible Hoglund MWF 10:00-10:50 WING 306
95732 REL 103 A Intro to Christian Traditions Boyd TR 9:30-10:45 WING 209
95548 REL 106 A The Bible in America Foskett TR 11:00-12:15 WING 306
95533 REL 107 A Intro to African Religions Ilesanmi MW 2:00 – 3:15 WING 209
95564 REL 108 A Intro to Hindu Traditions Whitaker WF 9:30-10:45 WING 314
95545 REL 109 A Intro to Buddhist Traditions Ford TR 12:30 – 1:45 WING 210
95546 REL 109 B Intro to Buddhist Traditions Arthur TR 2:00-3:15 WING 210
95565 REL 109 C Intro to Buddhist Traditions Whitaker TR 11:00-12:15 WING 314
95561 REL 110 Intro to Islamic Traditions van Doorn-Harder WF 9:30-10:45 WING 209
95552 REL 113 Intro to Jewish Traditions Glauz-Todrank TR 2:00-3:15 WING 209
95846 REL 113 B Intro to Jewish Traditions Glauz-Todrank TR 11:00-12:15 WING 210
95961 REL 113 C Intro to Jewish Traditions Ettin TR 12:30 – 1:45 WING 306
95559/95560 REL 306/606 Ritual Studies Whitaker WF 2:00 – 3:15 WING 206
95529/95530 REL 310/610 The Prophetic Literature Hoglund MWF 9:00 – 9:50 WING 206
95540/95541 REL 318/618 Feminist and Contemporary Interpretations of the New Testament Foskett TR 12:30 – 1:45 WING 206
95733/95734 REL 332/632 Religion and Public Engagement Boyd T 3:30 – 6:00 WING 209
95531/95532 REL 336/636 Religious Traditions and Human Rights Ilesanmi MW 12:30 – 1:45 WING 209
95536/95537 REL 343/643 Religion, Culture and the Body Arthur TR 9:30 – 10:45 WING 206
95566/95567 REL 376/676 Race, Religion, and Film R.Neal TH 3:30 – 6:30 WING 206
95553/95554 REL 388/688 South Asian Women: Religion, Culture and Politics Ramachandran TR 2:00-3:15 WING 314
95557/95558 REL 389/689 Islam in the West: Changes and Challenges van Doorn-Harder WF 11:00 – 12:15 WING 206
95562 REL 390 A Beyond Drinking the Kool-Aid: Jonestown after 40 Years L Neal WF 9:30-10:45 WING 210
95738/95740 REL 390 B/690 AG Christian Responses to Immigration Gandolfo TR 9:30 – 10:45
95555/95556 REL 392/692 Cherokee Removal and Public Engagement: An Interdisciplinary Engaged Humanities Perspective Wiethaus T 6:30 – 9:30 WING 314

Fall ’18 Upper Level Courses

Fall 2018 Upper Level Courses

 

306. Ritual Studies. (3h – General Courses)
Dr. Jarrod Whitaker.
Introduces the various methods and theories employed in the field of ritual studies, while examining comparative rituals and ritualized practices from around the world.

310. Prophetic Literature. (3h – Biblical Studies)
Dr. Ken Hoglund.
Examines the development and theological contents of the literary products of Israel’s prophetic movement.

318. Feminist and Contemporary Interpretations of the New Testament. (3h – Group I — Biblical Studies)
Dr. Mary Foskett
Study of feminist and contemporary approaches to the New Testament in light of the history of New Testament interpretation and a range of contemporary concerns and interpretive contexts.

332. Religion and Public Engagement. (3h – Group II — Religion, History, and Society)
Dr. Stephen Boyd
Examines the interface between religious communities and the public sphere, and the potential for social change in contemporary global and local contexts through a range of readings, guest lectures, field trips, and films. Traditions and emphasis may vary with instructor.

336. Religious Traditions and Human Rights. (3h – Group II — Religion, History, and Society)
Dr. Segun Ilesanmi
Study of relationships and tensions between religious traditions and human rights, with illustrations from historical and contemporary issues and movements.

343. Religion, Culture, and the Body.  (3h – Group III — World Religions)
Dr. Shawn Arthur
A cross-cultural, multi-disciplinary exploration of the body as a malleable locus of contested ideals that informs personal, social, and religious identity formation.

376. Race, Religion, and Film.  (3h – Group II — Religion, History, and Society)
Dr. Ron Neal
Examines past and contemporary filmmakers who couple religious themes with racial concerns.

388. South Asian Women: Religion, Culture and Politics. (3h – Group III — World Religions)
Dr. Tanisha Ramachandran
Examines the intersection of religion, race and gender of South Asian women from a feminist and postcolonial perspective.

389. Islam in the West: Changes and Challenges. (3h – Group III — World Religions)
Dr. Nelly Van Doorn-Harder
Explores issues of identity, ethnicity and religion within various Muslim communities living in western countries. A central goal is to understand how these communities negotiate the new environment and the challenges they face.

390 A. Beyond Drinking the Kool-Aid: Jonestown after 40 Years (1.5 hours) through 10/17 (General Credit)
Dr. Lynn Neal
Examines the history, theology, and cultural legacy of Jonestown, where over 900 people died in the name of religion.

390 B. Christian Responses to Immigration (3 h – General Credit)
Dr. Elizabeth Gandolfo
Examines Christian responses to the realities of immigration in the United States, especially Latin American immigration.

392. Cherokee Removal and Public Engagement: An Interdisciplinary Engaged Humanities Perspective (3 h – Group III — World Religions)
Dr. Ulrike Wiethaus
Variable topics in the religions of American Indian and Canadian First Nations.

 

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