Courses

RELG 102 Intro. to Christian Theology

An examination of the basic tenets of Christian belief, its moral teachings, and way of life. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2020 N. Wisnefske M/W/F 2:20PM-3:20PM

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

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2019 M. Trexler M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM

RELG 201 Isrl Patr, Proph, Prin, Priest

An historical and critical study of the religion, history, and literature of ancient Israel. Particluar attention will be given to understanding the differences between historical and faith-based modes of interpreting scripture. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

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Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2020 J. Berenson T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM

RELG 207 Native American Religions

This course explores the rich diversity of Native American religious practices that existed before first contact, and those that evolved when Christianity began to spread. We will read Native American myths and stories from around the continent and also research individual tribal traditions. We will seek to understand ancient native rituals such as the Sun Dance as well as those movements that arose in response to Christianity such as the peyote cult and Ghost Dance. The course's Methodologies include the following: a historical perspective from pre-contact to the modern era; a narrative approach to story cycles at the genre, tribal, and regional level; an anthropological analysis of ritual, finally, a biographical approach will reveal how the many dimensions of Native American religion come together in the life of a signiricant practioner. (1) 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2020 M. Larson-Harris M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM

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

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2020 M. Hakkenberg M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

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

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2019 M. Larson-Harris M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM

RELG 246 Holocaust

An historical account and a religious analysis of the Holocaust, including an examination of theological reactions to this event. (Cross-listed as History 246). Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2020 R. Willingham M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM

RELG 250 New Religions in America

A study of non-traditional religious communities in America, such as the Mormons, New Age, Scientology, and Branch Davidians. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2020 M. Trexler T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

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

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2019 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

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2019 M. Trexler M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

RELG 340 Sem: Changing Human Nature

This course will investigate a topic in contemporary Christian Studies chosen by the instructor. The course will be conducted as a seminar. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments One 200-level course in the department

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2020 J. Peterson T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

RELG 406 Independent Study & Research

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

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2019 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

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2019 M. Trexler
Fall 2019 P. Hinlicky

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

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2020 H. Zorn

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

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2020 P. Hinlicky

RELG 495 Honors Project

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

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2019 P. Hinlicky
Fall 2019 M. Trexler

RELG 496 Honors Project

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

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2019 M. Larson-Harris

RELG 497 Honors Project

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

Pre-requisites/Comments See catalog

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2020 P. Hinlicky
Spring 2020 M. Trexler