Courses in Religious Studies

REL-R110 Biblical Narratives in Western Culture (3 cr)

A study of several major biblical stories, plus an examination of the ways in which these stories live on as they have triggered the modern imagination of artists, writers, and composers.
Offered occasionally.

REL-R152 Jews, Christians, Muslims (3 cr)

Patterns of religious life and thought in the West; continuities, changes, and contemporary issues.
Offered occasionally.

REL-R160 Introduction to Religion in America (3 cr)

Introduction to religious traditions and practices that influenced American history and culture.
Offered fall semesters.

REL-R170 Religion, Ethics & Public Life (3 cr)

Western religious convictions and their consequences for judgments about personal and social morality, including such issues as sexual morality, medical ethics, questions of socioeconomic organization, and moral judgments about warfare.
Offered occasionally.

REL-R180 Introduction to Christianity (3 cr)

Survey of beliefs, rituals, and practices of the Christian community with a focus on the varieties of scriptural interpretation, historical experience, doctrine, and behavior.
Offered occasionally.

REL-R210 Intro Old Testament/Hebrew Bible (3 cr)

Development of its beliefs, practices, and institutions from the patriarchs to the Maccabean period. Introduction to the biblical literature and other ancient Near East documents.
Offered occasionally.

REL-R220 Intro to New Testament (3 cr)

Origins of the Christian movement and development of its beliefs, practices, and institutions in the first century. Primary source is the New Testament with due attention to non-Christian sources from the same environment.
Offered occasionally.


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