Religious Studies (REL) Undergraduate Course Descriptions
REL 100. World Religions [Goal 6, Goal 8] (Diversity/MGM)
The beliefs, practices, and history of the world's religions, including Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, and other traditions such as Native American Religion and African Traditional Religion. 3 Cr. F, S.
REL 150. Introduction to the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible [Goal 6]
The books of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, their cultural background, and the context from which they emerged. 3 Cr. F, S.
REL 151. Introduction to the New Testament
The historical development, literary shape, cultural context, and religious message of the New Testament writings. 3 Cr. F.
REL 200. Religions of South Asia
Beliefs, practices, and history of religion in India and Southeast Asia. Theravada Buddhism and various forms of Hinduism; Jainism and Sikhism. 3 Cr. F, ALT.
REL 250. Religions of China and Japan
Beliefs, practices, and history of Confucianism, Taoism, Mahayana and Zen Buddhism, and folk religions. 3 Cr. S, ALT.
REL 300. Contemporary Religious Thought
Recent developments in theology and philosophy of religion, such as: the nature of God, the problem of religious diversity, the role of revelation, the impact of science on faith, death and immortality, and the justification of religious belief. 3 Cr. S, ALT.
REL 411. Topics in Religion
Issues, texts, or subjects from various religions. Students may repeat with different topics up to 9 credits. 3 Cr. DEMAND.