Course Descriptions
2021-2022 School Year

REL2300  Survey of Contemporary World Religions  3.0   P
Introduces the student to the origins, beliefs, and practices of Hinduism, Buddhism, religions of China, Japan, and India, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. All religions are studied from a cultural perspective and placed into a global historical perspective.... Full Description

REL2000  Introduction to Religion  3.0   P
Introduction to Religion introduces students to the various ways in which humankind has answered meaning of life questions (e.g., origins, sacred, suffering, evil, morality, ethics, after life) and the ways in which such answers have generated religious expressions (e.g., texts, art, rituals) as well as religious responses to domestic and global issues (e.g., healthcare, medical ethics, global warming, sustainability, literacy, poverty, disease, human trafficking, sexual exploitation, power-differentials).... Full Description

REL2121  Survey of Religion in America  3.0   P
Introduces the student to a historical and contemporary overview of the traditional Christian and Jewish religions which have existed in American life, as well as other religious groups which have developed inside and outside those major traditions.... Full Description

REL2315  Religions of Asia  3.0   P
Religions of Asia introduces students to the origins, beliefs and practices, and sacred texts of traditional religions of Asia such as Hinduism, Jainism, Sikhism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Folk, and Shinto. All religions of Asia are studied from a cultural perspective and placed into a global context with attention to both past and present expressions of these religions.... Full Description