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 2020 M. Trexler M/W/F 1:10PM-2:10PM

RELG 141 Buddhism

This course will encounter the varieties of one of the oldest and most diverse religions as it developed in India, China, Japan, Tibet, and the United States. The course will examine Buddhism's history, philosophy, ethics, Art, literature, and ritual practices. First, we will study the life and awakening of the Buddha, how the Buddha's perception of reality transforms our relationships to ourselves and to each other, and how it directs us to live a life of compassion for others. Second, we will see how the Buddha's core teachings changed as they spread to other countries. The course is divided into three parts: Foundations, which provides an introduction to the Buddhist world view; Development, which charts the changes and elaborations made to that world view under the Mahayana philosophers; and Literature, which explores how Buddhist ideas have been expressed in poetry, the novel, and film. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2021 M. Larson-Harris M/W/F 12:00PM-1:00PM

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

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2021 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 2021 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 2021 J. Peterson T/Th 10:10AM-11:40AM

RELG 241 Relig & Philosoph of China

An interdisciplinary examination of the philosophical and religious traditions of East Asia. Topics include the central ideas and practices of these traditions, their historical development, their styles of reasoning, and the relationship between religion and philosophy. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Fall 2020 M. Larson-Harris M/W/F 2:20PM-3:20PM

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
Fall 2020 R. Willingham F 1:30PM-4:30PM

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

Pre-requisites/Comments Previous course in RELG or PHIL or permission

Offerings

Semester Instructor Time
Spring 2021 P. Hinlicky T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

RELG 391 Sem: Religion & Peace Building

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
Fall 2020 M. Trexler M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

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 2020 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
Fall 2020 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
Fall 2020 N. Wisnefske