Courses

RELG 140 Religion At the Movies

This course critically probes the way contemporary film reveal points of tension between religious traditions and the societies in which they are embedded. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Instructional Method
A Dr. Marwood Larson-Harris M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM You Choose Online Or In-Person

RELG 202 New Testament Christianities

An historical and critical study of the earliest Christian communities and their literature. Particular attention will be given to understanding early Christians' complicated relationship with Judaism and Greco-Roman Society. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Instructional Method
A Dr. Jennifer K. Berenson T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM You Choose Online Or In-Person

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 Distant Off Campus Synchronous

RELG 212 The Reformation

The Protestant Reformation of the 16th century and the Roman Catholic reaction. (Religion 212 and History 231 may not both be taken for credit.) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Instructional Method
A Dr. Michael A. Hakkenberg M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM In-Person

RELG 220 Christian Ethics

An examination of Christian moral values and their relation to the issues of contemporary personal and social life. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Instructional Method
A Dr. James C. Peterson T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM Distant Off Campus Synchronous

RELG 295 Mthds & 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

Requisites

  • One prior RELG course. Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Instructional Method
X Dr. Marwood Larson-Harris Distance Off Camp Asynchronous

RELG 317 Systematic Theology

A study of the interrelationships between the main Christian articles of faith in the thought of major 19th and 20th century theologians. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • Previous course in RELG or PHIL or permission Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Instructional Method
A The Rev. Dr. Paul Hinlicky T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM Distant Off Campus Synchronous

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 Distance Off Camp Asynchronous
PH The Rev. Dr. Paul Hinlicky Distance Off Camp Asynchronous

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 Distance Off Camp Asynchronous

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
ML Dr. Marwood Larson-Harris Distance Off Camp Asynchronous
MT Dr. Melanie E. Trexler Distance Off Camp Asynchronous

RELG 497 Honors Project

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

Requisites

  • See catalog Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

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