Courses

INQ 120 The Good Place

Investigates questions of values, individual and communal, from the standpoint of a particular field of learning. The course will teach reasoning skills through reading, writing and oral communication by linking key works with broader traditions of critical reflections on the good life. Students will be encouraged to explore ways in which they can use the course material for their own reflections on what it means to live well. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 120 and INQ 120.) (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Instructional Method
O Dr. Melanie E. Trexler M/W/F 2:20PM-3:20PM

INQ 300 Violence and Religion

Asks students to look back on their experiences and their work in the Intellectual Inquiry Curriculum in order to make explicit, meaningful connections to contemporary issues. In addition to individual written assignments, students will work in small groups to research and develop a proposal concerning a concept, approach, or solution to a problem that will be presented in a formal defense. (Credit cannot be received for both HNRS 300 and INQ 300.) (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Instructional Method
F Dr. Melanie E. Trexler M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

RELG 204 Islam

This course will not only be an introduction to the Qur'an, the Muslim faith, and the fabric of Islamic societies, starting with the life of Muhammad, but we will explore Islamic cultures around the world as incredibly varied living traditions. We will study Islamic political and intellectual history from the liberal end of the spectrum through the ultraconservative Islamist (and militant) end of the spectrum, and examine Islamic practices, both early and contemporary, and will also work in our classroom and in area mosques to get to know Muslims themselves, through examining Islamic spirituality, art, culture and family life. (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Instructional Method
A Dr. Melanie E. Trexler M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM

RELG 406 Independent Study & Research

Selected topics in religion carried out under the supervision of the department staff. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Instructional Method
MT Dr. Melanie E. Trexler

RELG 411 Senior Thesis

At the end of the junior year every maj or will register with a member of the de partment to study and write a major pape r in the final year. Guidelines, require ments and dates are explained in "The Se nior Thesis." Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Instructional Method
MT Dr. Melanie E. Trexler

RELG 412 Senior Thesis

At the end of the junior year every maj or will register with a member of the de partment to study and write a major pape r in the final year. Guidelines, require ments and dates are explained in "The Se nior Thesis." Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1/2 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Instructional Method
MT Dr. Melanie E. Trexler