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Spring 2005 Day Course Schedule - Religion

The Religion Department has thoroughly revised its curriculum, including major changes in the way that courses are numbered. If students have already taken courses in the Religion Department, they should be careful not to repeat the same course under a new number, because you can only earn credit for a course once! The requirements for the Major and the Minor in Religion have also been significantly revised. Students are encouraged to contact the Religion Department for more information.

!* REL-193-S16 Martin Luther King 3 6:15PM-8:45PM M MART 314 J. Trimble
Core Academic Skill: Writing
Core Academic Skill: Research
Above is P.M. Day Tuition Rates Apply. NOT OPEN TO STUDENTS WHO HAVE TAKEN REL 111 MLK: HIS THEOLOGY AND SOCIAL ACTION. Martin Luther King Jr. is a key figure in modern American history. This course will explore his life and theology. It will examine how his deep commitment to nonviolence and social justice was rooted in his theological convictions about God, Jesus and the ultimate triumph of justice.

!* REL-211-S01 Jewish Liturgical Year 3 1:20PM-2:10PM MWF MART 316 E. Posman
Core Academic Skill: Writing
Core Academic Skill: Ethical Impact
NOT OPEN TO STUDENTS WHO HAVE TAKEN REL 111 JEWISH LITURGICAL YEAR. A survey of Jewish holidays and festivals that introduces the student to Biblical texts, Rabbinic literature, medieval theology and modern Jewish thought. Special attention will be given to the historical development of each holiday and the relationship between belief and practice in Judaism.

!* REL-216I-S01 Women and Religion 3 9:55AM-11:10AM TTH MART 314 E. Posman
Core Academic Skill: Writing
Core Academic Skill: Ethical Impact
NOT OPEN TO STUDENTS WHO HAVE TAKEN REL 263I WOMEN AND RELIGION. A comparative examination of the world’s religions in terms of their attitudes towards women as well as women’s roles. Special attention will be given to both traditional religious conceptions of women and modern feminist reclamations of religious traditions.

!* REL-222-S01 Hist Christian Spirituality 3 9:20-10:10AM MWF MART 314 A. Kolp
Core Academic Skill: Writing
Core Academic Skill: Ethical Impact
This class examines the major diverse traditions in Christian spirituality. Included are Roman Catholic, Orthodox and Protestant voices. Attention will be given to how women & men within these traditions experienced the divinity and how they expressed this experience in both word and deed.

!* REL-242-S01 Intro Hebrew Bible/Old Test 3 1:00-2:15PM TTH DECH 304 M. Steiger
Core Academic Skill: Writing
NOT OPEN TO STUDENTS WHO HAVE TAKEN REL 202I INTRO TO THE HEBREW BIBLE/OLD TESTAMENT. A basic study of the origin and development of the Hebrew-Judaic faith and its expression in history, personalities, theology and various types of literature.

!* REL-264I-S01 Church History 3 1:20PM-2:10PM MWF MART 106 E. Moore
Core Academic Skill: Writing
Core Academic Skill: Ethical Impact
NOT OPEN TO STUDENTS WHO HAVE TAKEN REL 209I or HIS 209I CHURCH HISTORY. A study of selected topics in the history of the Christian Church, from the close of the Apostolic Age to the present. Attention is centered on the evolution of ecclesiastical institutions, the emergence of Christian theology and Christian biography. Also offered for History credit as HIS 209I-S01. May be taken for either Religion or History credit, but not both.

!* REL-265-S01 Religion & Literature 3 10:40AM-11:30AM MWF MART 314 A. Kolp
Core Academic Skill: Writing
Core Academic Skill: Ethical Impact
NOT OPEN TO STUDENTS WHO HAVE TAKEN REL 228 RELIGION AND LITERATURE. A study designed to investigate the religious dimensions of the literary imagination. Emphasis is placed on careful reading of significant literary texts, including fiction, poetry and drama. Offered in alternate years.

! REL-293H-S01 Jesus History & Faith 4 9:20AM-10:25AM MWF MART 316 R. Fowler
Core Academic Skill: Writing
NOT OPEN TO STUDENTS WHO HAVE TAKEN EITHER REL 203 JESUS AND THE GOSPELS OR REL 243 JESUS AND THE GOSPELS. This course is open to all students of sophomore status who attained a GPA of 3.5 or higher at the time of registration and present a letter noting same from the Honors Chair. This course is also open to students formally accepted into the honors program who are at least of sophomore status. This course will examine the historical Jesus of Nazareth and Jesus as the object of early Christian faith and devotion. We will read and discuss several recent scholarly treatments of the Jesus of history and the Christ of Christian faith. Students will do research projects on a gospel of their choice, and will share their research orally and in writing.

! REL-393I-S01 Religious Thinkers Asia 4 2:55PM-4:35PM TTH MART 315 E. Posman
Core Academic Skill: Writing
Core Academic Skill: Research
PREQ: PREVIOUS COURSEWORK IN RELIGION. This course will examine the life and thought of three of Asia’s most prominent religious thinkers of the 20th century: Mahatma Gandhi, Thich Nhat Hanh and the Dalai Lama XIV. The issues covered will include their attitudes regarding religion, war, activism and globalization, as well as their influences upon both Asian and Western culture. Each student will be required to write an in-depth research paper and produce a related oral presentation.

REL-490-S01 Departl Colloquium 1 4:00PM-5:00PM W CHPL Lounge Fowler/Prerequisites: Take 1 courses; From Subject REL; Gordon
Meets weekly, to discuss various issues in Religion. Previous coursework in Religion required. Required for Majors and Minors. Graded S/U.

REL-499-S01 Senior Project 3 R. Fowler
Each Religion Major must complete a senior project, independently designed and carried out in consultation with a member of the Religion Department. Usually the senior project will take the form of a major research paper and will conclude with an oral review conducted by the faculty of the Department.

MINIMESTER A

!* REL-293-A01 Book of Revelation 2 10:40AM-11:45AM MWF MART 316 J. Gordon
Core Academic Skill: Writing
Core Academic Skill: Ethical Impact
NOT OPEN TO STUDENTS WHO HAVE TAKEN REL 263 TALES OF THE END. A non-literal examination of the religious, political and social meanings of the New Testament book of Revelation. We will explore the historical conditions that led to its creation; we will examine its poetic, symbolic content; and its possible implications for contemporary Christian faith and thought.

MINIMESTER B

!* REL-193-B01 Roman Cath Sexual Morality 2 1:00-4:20PM TH MART 314 E. Kordas
Core Academic Skill: Writing
Core Academic Skill: Ethical Impact
NOT OPEN TO STUDENTS WHO HAVE TAKEN REL 111 ROMAN CATHOLIC SEXUAL MORALITY. An examination of marital and sexual morality in the Roman Catholic tradition.

 

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