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Sample Areas of Specialization with Examples of Applicable Courses


Approaches to the Study of Religion

  • ANS 394/ ANT 391/ RS 383: Methods in the Study of Religion [Brereton]
  • ANT 391/ MES 381: Culture, History, and Power [Ali]
  • CC 383: Religion and Social Context [White]
  • HIS 397L/ RS 383: Religion Between History and Theory [Frazier]
  • MES 381/ RS 383: Islamic Studies: Theory, Method, Historiography [Aghaie]
  • PSY 394S: Scientific, Magical and Religious Explanation [Woolley]
  • SOC 396R/ RS 383: Research Seminar: Social Science Studies of Religion [Ellison]
  • SOC 396R: Sociology of Religion [Regnerus]

 Religion in the Americas

  • AMS 390/ HIS 392/ RS 383: Psychology and Religion in Modern American Culture [Abzug]
  • ARH 381/ LAS 381: Memory and Spirituality in Latina Art [Malagamba]
  • ENG 395M: American Women's Writings to 1830 [Brooks]
  • HIS 388K: Islamic Historiography: Old World and New [Spellberg]
  • SOC 389K: Religion, Health, and Mortality [Ellison]
  • ANT 384M/ WGS 393/ RS 383: The Inquisition: Ethnicity and Gender [Wade]
  • ANT 384M/ LAS 391: Spanish Missions [Wade]
  • ARH 390: Iconography in Ancient Andean Culture [Bourget]
  • ARH 390: Semiology of Ancient Systems of Representation in the Americas [Bourget]
  • LAS 386/ HIS 386L: Religion and Society in Latin America [Burnett]

Religious Monuments and Sacred Places

  • ANS 384: Pilgrimage Traditions of South Asia and the Middle East [Hyder]
  • ANT 384M/ LAS 391: Spanish Missions [Wade]
  • ARH 382: Roman Imperial Funerary Monuments [Davies]
  • ARH 382: Narrative Structure in Roman Art [Clarke]
  • ARH 392: Pilgrimage and Art in India [Leoshko]
  • CC 383: Religion and Society in Ancient Ostia [White]
  • HIS 397L: Saints, Miracles, and Sacred Spaces [Newman]

Religion and Politics

  • ANS 384: History of Law in India [Olivelle]
  • GOV 390L: Politics of the Middle East and North Africa [Henry]
  • HIS 382N/ ANS 391/ MES 381: Women in Islamic Societies [Minault]
  • MES 381/ HIS 388K/ MEL 395: Islamic Revolution of Iran 1978-1990 [Aghaie]
  • MES 381/ MEL 395: Israel's Political Culture [Zilkha]
  • SOC 396L/ MES 381/ WS 393: Gender and Development [Charrad]
  • SOC 396R/ RS 383: Religion and Global Change [Woodberry]

Religion, Women, and Gender

  • ANT 384M/ WGS 393/ RS 383: The Inquisition: Ethnicity and Gender [Wade]
  • ANS 384: Body in Indian Medicine/Myth [Selby]
  • ARH 381/ LAS 381: Memory and Spirituality in Latina Art [Malagamba]
  • ARH 382: Sexuality and Gender in Ancient Visual Culture [Clarke]
  • ENG 395M: American Women's Writings to 1830 [Brooks]
  • HIS 382N/ MES 381/ ANS 391: Women in Islamic Societies [Minault]
  • MES 381/ RS 383: Women in Scripture [Shirazi]
  • MES 381/ MEL 395/ ANT 391/ WGS 393/ ANS 384: Gender, Clothing, Identity in Muslim Society [Shirazi]
  • MUS 385J/ WGS 393: Women and Music in Early Modern Italy [Dell'Antonio]
  • SOC 396L/ MES 381/ WS 393: Gender and Development [Charrad]
  • URD 384: Female Voices in Urdu Literature [Hyder]

Other Specializations could include:

  • Religions of Medieval Europe
  • Religion and Literature
  • Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean
  • Religions of the Ancient World
  • Religion in the Early Modern World
  • Religion in South Asia
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