The Study of Religions

101 – Introduction to Religion (3 credit hours)

Study of meaning and value as expressed in religious thought, experience and practice. Focus varies with instructor. (D)

First Session Course:

  • 51882 – 12:15PM-1:30PM – WING 210, Arthur

Second Session Course:

  • 51777 – 9:25AM-10:40AM – WING 210, Bledsoe

102 – Introduction to the Bible (3 credit hours)

Study of the forms, settings, contents, and themes of the Old and New Testaments. Focus varies with instructor. (D)

Second Session Course:

  • 51778 – 10:50AM-12:05PM – WING 210, Bledsoe

104A – Introduction to Asian Traditions (3 credit hours)

Study of the thought and practices within the major religious traditions of South, Southeast, and East Asia. Focus, regions, and traditions may vary with instructor. (CD, D)

First Session Course:

  • 51921 – 9:25AM-10:40AM – WING 210, Whitaker

109 – Introduction to Buddhist Traditions (3 credit hours)

Study of the thought, history and practices of Buddhist traditions in Asia. (CD, D)

First Session Course:

  • 51776 – 10:50AM-12:05PM – WING 210, Whitaker 

288 – Field Program in Religion and Public Engagement: Trail of Tears (3 credit hours)

The summer field program facilitates student research, cultural immersion, service, and travel through team-taught experiential and place-based education strategies.  The field program traces the historical significance of the Trail of Tears event for the Cherokee Nation and its public interpretation today by leading students along the modern roads atop the historical Northern Land Route.  Collaborators include the Trail of Tears Association, National Park Service, and the Cherokee Center for Native Health.

In addition to the regular summer school tuition, students will be asked to contribute an extra $500 for travel expenses.

First Session Course:

  • 51895 –  TBA, Wiethaus & Gurstelle

390 – Special Topics in Religion: Islam in Morocco (1.5 credit hours)

Religion topics of special interest. May be repeated for credit. Group I-III with department approval. P—POI.

First Session Course:

  • 51799 – May 31-June 14 – 6:00PM-9:00PM – WING 301A, Walls

390 – Special Topics: Field Program: Trail of Tears (3 credit hours)

The summer field program facilitates student research, cultural immersion, service, and travel through team-taught experiential and place-based education strategies.  The field program traces the historical significance of the Trail of Tears event for the Cherokee Nation and its public interpretation today by leading students along the modern roads atop the historical Northern Land Route.  Collaborators include the Trail of Tears Association, National Park Service, and the Cherokee Center for Native Health.

In addition to the regular summer school tuition, students will be asked to contribute an extra $500 for travel expenses.

First Session Course:

  • 51891 –  TBA, Wiethaus & Gurstelle

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