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Current Religious Studies Courses

Below is a list of current and future religious studies courses. Please contact our advisor, Jennie Lazar, to plan your upcoming semester and fill the requirements for your major/minor.

Spring 2023

CourseCourse DescriptionInstructor
AFAM 3143 001Gospel Music Past & PresentS. Coleman
ANTH 1823 001Religion in Everyday LifeS. O'Neill
ANTH 1823 995Religion in Everyday LifeTBA
CL C 1123 001Gods & Heroes in ArtD.L. Davis
CL C 1123 002Gods & Heroes in ArtTBA
CL C 3053 001Origins of ChristianityK. Harper
CL C 3163 001Visions of Heaven & HellE. Greene
EXPO 1213/1223 012Violence & the SacredR. Scafe
EXPO 1213/1223 013Violence & the SacredR. Scafe
HIST 1563 850The Jews: Abraham to ZionismL. Green
HIST 1573 001Artists Bible: Mosaic to ComicA. Levenson
HIST 3120 001Jews after the Holocaust: 1945-2020C. Schapkow
HIST 3563 995JerusalemR. Seidelman
HIST 3573 001Religion and ViolenceJ. Wickersham
HIST 3733 001History of Heaven and HellS. Shepkaru
HIST 3773 001Jews/Christians in the Middle AgesS. Shepkaru
HIST/RELS 3833 001Biblical ArchaeologyR. Cline
HIST/RELS 3893 001Greek ReligionR. Cline
HON 3993 003Death, Dying, and Religion (HONORS)M. Dallam
IAS/PHIL 1223 001Introduction to Asian PhilosophyA. Olberding
IAS 3473 001The Arab-Israeli ConflictH. Cohen
IAS 3763 001Women & Gender in the Middle EastM. Hashemi
LSTD 4163 301World Religions and EcologyN. Livesey
LSTD 4163 401World Religions and EcologyT. Putthoff
LSTD 4193 401Women of the Middle EastR. Alavi
LSTD 4213 401The Bible as a Literary WorkN. Livesey
MLLL 3073 001The Hebrew Bible as LiteratureO. Kritz
MLLL 3413 001Arabic Literature and CultureW. Mahdi
PHIL/IAS 1223 001Introduction to Asian PhilosophyA. Olberding
RELS 1113 001Introduction to Religious StudiesW. Mallette
RELS 1113 002Introduction to Religious StudiesD. Vishanoff
RELS 1113 003Introduction to Religious StudiesJ. Hicks-Keeton
RELS 1113 995Introduction to Religious StudiesR. Young
RELS 2133 001Christian TraditionsW. Mallette
RELS 2313 001Religion and Black Popular MusicJ. Hill, Jr.
RELS 2653 001Approaches - Study of ReligionD. Moodie
RELS 3173 001Women and the BibleJ. Hicks-Keeton
RELS 3593 001Hermeneutics of the Bible and the Qur'anD. Vishanoff
RELS 3763 001Chinese ReligionsL. Wolf
RELS/HIST 3833 001Biblical ArchaeologyR. Cline
RELS/HIST 3893 001Greek ReligionR. Cline
RELS 3900 001Religion & Social ChangeJ. Hill, Jr.
SOC 3873 001World Religions & SocietyT. Burns

Fall 2022 Courses

CourseCourse DescriptionInstructor
ANTH 1823 995Religion in Everyday LifeB. Deere
CL C 1123 001Gods & Heroes in ArtD.L.Davis
CL C 3113 001Gods/Heroes in Ancient EpicsS. Huskey
HIST 1563 850The Jews: Abraham to Zionism (Winter-Spring Intersession)L. Green
HIST 2123 001The Holocaust 
HIST 3113 001The CrusadesR. Magnusson
HIST 3203 001Transformation of JewsC. Schapkow
HIST 3430 001Jews and HollywoodR. Grinberg
HIST 3563 995JerusalemR. Seidelman
HIST/RELS 3613 001Roman ReligionR. Cline
HIST 3973 001Judaism - A Religious HistoryA. Levenson
HIST 3993 001The Evolution of MartyrdomS. Shepkaru
HIST 4003 001Jews/Other GermansC. Schapkow
HON 2973 008Biblical Literature (HONORS)J. Hicks-Keeton
HON 3993 003Sex, Women, & the Bible (HONORS)J. Hicks-Keeton
HON 3993 012Pop Culture & ReligionM. Dallam
HSTM 3453 001Science & Civilization in IslamY. Mahdavi
IAS/PHIL 1223 001Introduction to Asian PhilosophyA. Olberding
IAS/PHIL 3343 001Chinese PhilosophyA. Olberding
IAS 3443 001Political IslamJ. Landis
LSTD 4163 101World Religions and EcologyT. Putthof
LSTD 4173 101Women in the Bible and Qur'anN. Livesey
LSTD 4183 201Crafting the Cinematic JesusN. Livesey
MLLL 3413 001Arabic Literature and CultureA. Khalfaoui
PHIL/IAS 1223 001Introduction to Asian PhilosophyA. Olberding
PHIL/IAS 3343 001Chinese PhilosophyA. Olberding
PHIL 3443 001Issues in the Philosophy of ReligionN. Judisch
RELS 1113 001Introduction to Religious StudiesW. Mallette
RELS 1113 002Introduction to Religious StudiesW. Mallette
RELS 1113 003Introduction to Religious StudiesR. Young
RELS 1113 005Introduction to Religious StudiesJ. Hill, Jr.
RELS 1113 995Introduction to Religious StudiesR. Cline
RELS 2303 001Islamic Religious TraditionsD. Vishanoff
RELS 2703 001Buddhist TraditionsG. Goble
RELS 2713 001Hindu TraditionsD. Moodie
RELS 3533 001The Qur'anM. Pregill
RELS/HIST 3613 001Roman ReligionR. Cline
RELS 3743 001Daoist TraditionsG. Goble
RELS 3900 001Politics of Black ReligionJ. Hill, Jr.
RELS 4323 001RELS CapstoneD. Moodie
SOC 3773 001Sociology of ReligionS. Perry
SOC 3773 850Sociology of Religion (Winter-Spring Intersession)S. Perry

Summer 2022 Courses

CourseCourse DescriptionInstructor
ANTH 1823 996Religion in Everyday Life (6/13-7/8)S. O'Neill
CL C 3113 200Gods/Heroes Ancient Epics (6/13-7/8)E. Braden
HIST 1563 995The Jews: Abraham to Zionism (5/16-7/8)L. Green
HIST 4023 995Inquisitions (7/11-8/4)J. Wickersham
HON 3993 025British Religion Now & Then (7/11-8/4)M. Dallam
LSTD 4163 501World Religions and Ecology (6/13-8/4)T. Putthoff
MLLL 3413Arabic Literature and Culture (5/16-6/10)W. Mahdi
SOC 3773 995Sociology of Religion (6/13-7/8)S. Perry
SOC 3873 995World Religions and Society (6/13-7/8)T. Burns
SOC 3873 996World Religions and Society (6/13-7/8)T. Burns

Spring 2022 Courses

CourseCourse DescriptionInstructor
AFAM 3143 001Gospel Music Past and PresentS. Coleman
AFAM 4633 001AFAM Religious TraditionsA. Coleman
ANTH 1823 995Religion in Everyday LifeB. Deere
CL C 1123 001Gods and Heroes in ArtD. Davis
CL C 3053 001Origins of ChristianityK. Harper
HIST 1563 995The Jews: Abraham to ZionismL. Green
HIST 3113 001The CrusadesR. Magnusson
HIST 3430 200Jews & Hollywood (3/21-5/6) 
HIST 3563 995JerusalemR. Seidelman
HIST 3653 001American Jewish HistoryR. Grinberg
HIST 3733 001History of Heaven and HellS. Shepkaru
HIST 3763 001Genesis through Jewish EyesA. Levenson
HIST 3773 001Jews/Christians in the Middle AgesS. Shepkaru
HIST/RELS 3833 001Biblical ArchaeologyR. Cline
HIST/RELS 3893 001Greek ReligionR. Cline
HIST 4003 001Jews/Other GermansC. Schapkow
HON 2963 003Chinese Religions (HONORS)G. Goble
HON 2973 001Biblical Literature (HONORS)J. Hicks-Keeton
HON 3993 003Death, Dying, and Religion (HONORS)M. Dallam
HON 3993 005Sex, Women, and the Bible (HONORS)J. Hicks-Keeton
HSCI 3443 001Science in a Religious WorldR. Vermij
IAS/PHIL 1223 001Introduction to Asian PhilosophyA. Olberding
IAS 3473 200The Arab-Israeli Conflict (3/21-5/6)H. Cohen
IAS 3763 001Women and Gender in the Middle EastM. Hashemi
LSTD 4163 301World Religions and EcologyN. Livesey
LSTD 4163 401World Religions and EcologyT. Putthof
LSTD 4213 401The Bible as a Literary WorkN. Livesey
MLL 3073 001The Hebrew Bible as LiteratureO. Kritz
PHIL/IAS 1223 001Introduction to Asian PhilosophyA. Olberding
RELS 1113 001Introduction to Religious StudiesJ. Hill, Jr.
RELS 1113 002Introduction to Religious StudiesD. Vishanoff
RELS 1113 003Introduction to Religious StudiesG. Goble
RELS 2133 001Christian Traditions 
RELS 2970 001Religion and Black Popular MusicJ. Hill, Jr.
RELS 3233 001Money, Power, and God(s)D. Moodie
RELS 3563 001Islamic TheologyD. Vishanoff
RELS 3733 001Tibetan BuddhismG. Goble
RELS/HIST 3833 001Biblical ArchaeologyR. Cline
RELS/HIST 3893 001Greek ReligionR. Cline
SOC 3873 001World Religions and SocietyT. Burns

Fall 2021 Courses

CourseCourse DescriptionInstructor
A HI 3263 001Byzantine Art and ArchitectureR. Basic
ANTH 1823 995Religion in Everyday LifeB. Deere
CL C 1123 001Gods and Heroes in ArtD. Davis
CL C 3113 001Gods/Heroes in Ancient EpicsS. Huskey
HIST 1563 850The Jews: Abraham to Zionism (Winter-Spring Session)L. Green
HIST 2123 001The HolocaustC. Schapkow
HIST 3143 001The Era of the ReformationJ. Wickersham
HIST/RELS 3613 001Roman ReligionR. Cline
HIST 3963 001Rebirth of IsraelC. Schapkow
HIST 3973 001Judaism - A Religious HistoryA. Levenson
HIST 3993 001The Evolution of MartyrdomS. Shepkaru
HON 2973 004American Religion (HONORS)M. Dallam
HSCI 3453 995Science and Civilization in IslamP. Barker
HSCI 3453 996Science and Civilization in IslamP. Barker
IAS/PHIL 1223 001Introduction to Asian PhilosophyW. Xie
IAS 3003 003Anti-Muslim RacismM. Hashemi
IAS/PHIL 3343 001Chinese PhilosophyA. Olberding
IAS 3473 001The Arab-Israeli ConflictH. Cohen
LSTD 4163 101World Religions and EcologyT. Putthoff
LSTD 4173 101Women in the Bible and Qur'anC. Lillie
LSTD 4183 201Crafting the Cinematic JesusS. Elliott
PHIL/IAS 1223 001Introduction to Asian PhilosophyW. Xie
PHIL/IAS 3343 001Chinese PhilosophyA. Olberding
PHIL 3423 001Ancient/Medieval Religious PhilosophyN. Judisch
RELS 1113 001Introduction to Religious StudiesD. Moodie
RELS 1113 004Introduction to Religious StudiesJ. Hill, Jr.
RELS 1113 005Introduction to Religious StudiesJ. Hill, Jr.
RELS 1113 995Introduction to Religious StudiesR. Cline
RELS 2303 001Islamic Religious TraditionsD. Vishanoff
RELS 2703 001Buddhist TraditionsG. Goble
RELS 3543 001Islamic LawD. Vishanoff
RELS/HIST 3613 001Roman ReligionR. Cline
RELS 4323 001RELS CapstoneG. Goble
SOC 3773 850Sociology of Religion (Winter-Spring Session)S. Perry
SOC 3773 851Sociology of Religion (Winter-Spring Session)S. Perry