Courses

RELG 130 Living Religions-Global

The major living religions of the world ; their sources, nature, and attempt to deal with certain human problems. Lectur e: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
G M. Trexler M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM

RELG 245 Japanese Religions-Global

This course examines five Japanese religious and philosophical traditions - Shintoism, Shugendo, Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism. We will read mythological, philosophical, and literary texts from these traditions such as the Analects of Confucius, the Tao te Ching, Dogen's Shobogenzo, and many others, with special attention given to key concepts, problems in translation, and similarities to or differences from western philosophies. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
G M. Larson-Harris M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM

RELG 282 Augustine and His Legacy

In this course we read primary texts, discuss and work together orally and in writing on the critical interpretation of the formative Western theology of Augustine of Hippo and investigate its legacy through the time of the Reformation. In the process we reflect on how contemporary thinkers (beginning with ourselves!) appropriate, develop, critique, or extend this classical stance in modern projects of learning, inquiry, practice and/or devotion. (1) Lecture: 3hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
A P. Hinlicky T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

RELG 295 Meth & Theories Stdy of Relg

By comparing early theories of religion, testing classic definitions and concepts, we appreciate and evaluate modern and postmodern methods and theories in religious studies. Along the way we gauge the implications of thinking about religious studies as a distinct subject, but also think reflectively about our role as observers of the world's religions as part of vast landscapes of human experiences and cult. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
A M. Trexler M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

RELG 406 Independent Study & Research

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

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Section Instructor Time Comments
A M. Trexler

RELG 410 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

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Section Instructor Time Comments
A M. Trexler
B P. Hinlicky

RELG 495 Honors Project

A program of independent study culminati ng in a paper. 1/2 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A P. Hinlicky/M. Trexler

RELG 496 Honors Project

A program of independent study culminati ng in a paper. 1 Unit

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Section Instructor Time Comments
A M. Larson-Harris