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

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2019 M. Trexler 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 2019 M. Hakkenberg M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

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

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2019 J. Peterson M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM

RELG 232 Religion and Ecology

This course aims to discover how religious traditions have responded to the natural world through story, theology, and action. We will focus on Indigenous traditions, three Asian Religions (Taoism, Hinduism, and Buddhism) and two Western traditions (Judaism and Christianity). We will explore how these diverse traditions offer both ancient and new perspectives on the ecological crisis and express the hope to reunite us with the earth. Topics will include animals, ecosystems, Climate Change, and sustainability, etc. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2019 M. Larson-Harris T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

RELG 240 Religious Interpreta of Films

This course aims at probing the meaning of contemporary films from several perspectives-social, political, artistic-but especially from a theological point of view. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2019 Z. Ingle Th 6:00PM-9:00PM

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 270 Expl: Muslims in America

A study of the interaction between religion and society in a selected country or region. Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

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

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 391 Seminar Cont Religious Studies

This advanced course in religion will examine a continuing problem in religious studies. The course is designed to build on previous religious studies skills, while adding a major research component. Problems examined might include violence, gender, LGBTQIA+, race etc. (1) Course may be repeated for credit. 1 Unit

Pre-requisites/Comments take 1 course from subject RELG

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2019 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

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2019 M. Trexler
Summer Term 3, 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

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 2019 P. Hinlicky

RELG 416 Internship

A supervised placement in a local churc h, clinical setting, or social service a gency, in which the student would be req uired to make a practical application of theological and ethical insights. Lectu re: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Summer Term 3, 2019 N. Wisnefske

RELG 496 Honors Project

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

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2019 M. Trexler

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 2019 M. Trexler