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Religious Studies

Unless otherwise stated below, each course meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

R S | Religious Studies

Lower-Division Courses

302. History of the Religions of Asia. Same as Asian Studies 301R. Eastern religions: an introduction to the basic forms and the historical development of the religious traditions of India, China, and Japan. Only one of the following may be counted: History 306N (Topic 1: History of the Religions of Asia), Religious Studies 302, 311 (Topic 1: History of the Religions of Asia).

304. Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: An Introduction. Same as History 304R, Islamic Studies 311 (Topic 2: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: An Introduction), and Jewish Studies 311 (Topic 2: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam: An Introduction). Examines the intertwined historical development of the religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and explores the principal beliefs and practices of Jews, Christians, and Muslims.

305. Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion. Same as Philosophy 305. Primarily for lower-division students. A critical examination of various conceptions of God and of the relationship of the human and the divine. Three lecture hours or two lecture hours and one laboratory/discussion hour a week for one semester. Religious Studies 305 and 311 (Topic 2: Introduction to the Philosophy of Religion) may not both be counted.

310. Introduction to the Study of Religion. Same as Asian Studies 301M (Topic 5: Introduction to the Study of Religion) and Sociology 313K. Introduction to scholarly methods in the study of religion.

312. Topics in the Religions of Asia. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

313. Topics in Judaism. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

314. Topics in Islam. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

315. Topics in Christian History. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

316K. Topics in Religions of the Americas. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

317. Topics in the Religions of Africa. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

318. The Rise of Christianity. Same as Classical Civilization 318. Introduction to the origins and development of Christianity. Classical Civilization 304C (Topic: The Rise of Christianity) and Religious Studies 318 may not both be counted.

319. Introduction to Islam. Same as History 306N (Topic 7: Introduction to Islam), Islamic Studies 310, and Middle Eastern Studies 310 (Topic 1: Introduction to Islam). The beliefs, theology, history, and main social and legal institutions of Islam, including the concept of God and society, the role of women, and Islamic government and movements. Only one of the following may be counted: Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 310, Religious Studies 311 (Topic 3: Introduction to Islam), 319.

119S, 219S, 319S, 419S, 519S, 619S, 719S, 819S, 919S. Topics in Religious Studies. This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Center for Global Educational Opportunities. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser for religious studies. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

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Upper-Division Courses

321. History of Hindu Religious Traditions. Same as Anthropology 324L (Topic 23: History of Hindu Religious Traditions), Asian Studies 340 (Topic 4: History of Hindu Religious Traditions), and History 364G (Topic 1: History of Hindu Religious Traditions). History of major doctrines, practices, and institutions that shaped the development of Hinduism; how religions adapt to social and cultural change and often provide the catalyst for change. Only one of the following may be counted: History 366N (Topic 5: History of Hindu Religious Traditions), Religious Studies 321, 361 (Topic 22: History of Hindu Religious Traditions). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

322. History of Indian Buddhism. Same as Asian Studies 340 (Topic 5: History of Indian Buddhism). The institutional, social, economic, and doctrinal history of Buddhism in India. Only one of the following may be counted: History 366N (Topic 9: History of Indian Buddhism), Religious Studies 322, 361 (Topic 34: History of Indian Buddhism). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

325. Prophet of Islam: His Life and Times. Same as History 364G (Topic 2: Prophet of Islam: His Life and Times), Islamic Studies 340 (Topic 1: Prophet of Islam: His Life and Times), and Middle Eastern Studies 321K (Topic 6: Prophet of Islam: His Life and Times). A detailed study of the prophet Muhammad's life and message, and of the means by which his life was recorded and popularized. Only one of the following may be counted: History 366N (Topic 6: Prophet of Islam: His Life and Times), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 340 (Topic 1: Prophet of Islam: His Life and Times), Religious Studies 325, 361 (Topic 25: Prophet of Islam: His Life and Times). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

325G. The Qur'an. Same as Islamic Studies 340 (Topic 2: The Qur'an) and Middle Eastern Studies 320 (Topic 14: The Qur'an). The history, language and style, and themes of the Qur'an. Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 340 (Topic 3: The Qur'an) and Religious Studies 325G may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

326. History of Religion in America since 1800. Same as History 351P. Survey of religious thought and institutions from the Second Great Awakening to the present; emphasis given to Protestantism challenged by science, industrialism, immigration, urbanism, religious heterogeneity, and indifference, and to revivalism, reform, and the social gospel. Religious Studies 326 and 361 (Topic 12: History of Religion in America since 1800) may not both be counted. Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

327. The History of Religion in America to 1800. Same as History 351N. Survey of religious thought, practices, and institutions in the colonies and early republic. Partially fulfills legislative requirement for American history. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

129S, 229S, 329S, 429S, 529S, 629S, 729S, 829S, 929S. Topics in Religious Studies. This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Center for Global Educational Opportunities. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser for religious studies. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

335. Jesus in History and Tradition. Same as Classical Civilization 348 (Topic 10: Jesus in History and Tradition). Critical issues, scholarly debates, and historical methods in studying the development of the Christian tradition regarding the figure of Jesus. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

337. Religion and Society. Same as Sociology 343. The growth and decline of religious groups and traditions; "cults" and new religions; comparative sociology of religion; the United States religious landscape; religion and individual health and well-being; spirituality and other aspects of social life. Religious Studies 337 and 361 (Topic 16: Religion and Society) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

341. Topics in Religions of South Asia. Three lecture hours or two lecture hours and one laboratory/discussion hour a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Indian Philosophies. Same as Asian Studies 372 (Topic 2: Indian Philosophies) and Philosophy 348 (Topic 2: Indian Philosophies). Three lecture hours or two lecture hours and one laboratory/discussion hour a week for one semester. Religious Studies 341 (Topic 1) and 361 (Topic 6: Indian Philosophies) may not both be counted.

Topic 2: Diversity of Indian Traditions. Same as Asian Studies 372 (Topic 19: Diversity of Indian Traditions). Art and architecture of South Asia from 1200 to 1900, within the context of Indian culture. Only one of the following may be counted: Art History 372 (Topic: Diversity of Indian Traditions), Religious Studies 341 (Topic 2), 361 (Topic 37: Diversity of Indian Traditions). Prerequisite: For art history and visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 303; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

Topic 3: Gender, Sexuality, and the Family in Indian Religions and Cultures. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: Gender/Sex/Family in Indian Religions and Cultures), Asian Studies 372 (Topic: Gender/Sex/Family in Indian Religions and Cultures), Religious Studies 341 (Topic 3).

Topic 4: Islam in South Asia: The Sufi Traditions. Asian Studies 340 (Topic: Islam in South Asia: The Sufi Traditions) and Religious Studies 341 (Topic 4) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 5: Gandhi and Gandhism. Same as Asian Studies 361 (Topic 6: Gandhi and Gandhism) and History 350L (Topic 5: Gandhi and Gandhism). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 6: Muslim India before 1750. Same as Asian Studies 346M and History 346M. History, art and architecture, and religions of India during the period of Muslim rule from the tenth to the eighteenth century. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 7: Formation of Indian Art. Same as Asian Studies 372 (Topic 18: Formation of Indian Art). The major achievements of South Asia up to 500 ce, within the context of Indian culture. Only one of the following may be counted: Religious Studies 341 (Topic 7), 351 (Topic 2: Formation of Indian Art), 361 (Topic 7: Early Indian Art and Aesthetic Theory), 361 (Topic 36: Formation of Indian Art). Prerequisite: For art history and visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 303; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

Topic 8: Buddhist Art. Same as Asian Studies 372 (Topic 24: Buddhist Art). Only one of the following may be counted: Art History 372 (Topic: Buddhist Art), Religious Studies 341 (Topic 8), 351 (Topic 4: Buddhist Art), 361 (Topic: Buddhist Art). Prerequisite: For art history and visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 303; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

Topic 9: The Taj Mahal and the Diversity of Indian Art. Only one of the following may be counted: Art History 372 (Topic: The Taj Mahal and the Diversity of Indian Art), Asian Studies 372 (Topic: The Taj Mahal and the Diversity of Indian Art), Religious Studies 341 (Topic 9), 351 (Topic: The Taj Mahal and the Diversity of Indian Art).

Topic 10: Early Art of India. Same as Asian Studies 372 (Topic 15: Early Art of India). Artistic achievement of South Asia up to 1000 ce, with a focus on the function and meaning of works of art within the context of Indian culture. Only one of the following may be counted: Art History 372 (Topic: Early Art of India), Religious Studies 341 (Topic 10), 351 (Topic 1: Early Art of India), 361 (Topic 35: Early Art of India). Prerequisite: For art history and visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 303; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

341G. Yoga as Philosophy and Practice. Only one of the following may be counted: Philosophy 356 (Topic: Yoga as Philosophy and Practice), Religious Studies 341G, 361 (Topic: Yoga as Philosophy and Practice). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

342. Topics in Religions of Central Asia. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Shamanism in Central Asia. Same as Anthropology 324L (Topic 30: Shamanism in Central Asia); Middle Eastern Studies 326 (Topic 1: Shamanism in Central Asia); and Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies 345 (Topic 3: Shamanism in Central Asia). Only one of the following may be counted: Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 340 (Topic 4: Shamanism in Central Asia), Religious Studies 342 (Topic 1), 352 (Topic 1: Shamanism in Central Asia), 361 (Topic: Shamanism in Central Asia). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

344. The Age of Reformation. Same as History 343. Examines late medieval religion, the rise of Protestant movements, and the Catholic response in their cultural, political, and social contexts. Religious Studies 344 and 361 (Topic 26: The Age of Reformation) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

345. Islamic Spain and North Africa to 1492. Same as History 375D and Middle Eastern Studies 321K (Topic 4: Islamic Spain and North Africa to 1492). An introduction to the impact of Islam on Spain and North Africa, with emphasis on social, economic, and cultural development. Religious Studies 345 and 361 (Topic 13: Islamic Spain and North Africa to 1492) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

346. Topics in the Religions of the United States. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history; these are identified in the Course Schedule. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 2: Religion in American Political Thought. Same as Government 335M (Topic 5: Religion in American Political Thought). Religious Studies 346 (Topic 2) and 361 (Topic 9: Religion in American Political Thought) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and six semester hours of lower-division coursework in government.

Topic 3: The Practice of Islam in the United States. Same as Anthropology 324L (Topic 27: The Practice of Islam in the United States), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 5: The Practice of Islam in the United States), and Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 20: The Practice of Islam in the United States). Islam as a religious doctrine and a way of life, and its impact on contemporary American society. Study of Islam from the antebellum era to the present from historical, anthropological, and sociological perspectives. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: The Practice of Islam in America), History 366N (Topic 14: The Practice of Islam in the United States), 366N (Topic: The Practice of Islam in America), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 372 (Topic 19: The Practice of Islam in the United States), 372 (Topic: The Practice of Islam in America), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic: The Practice of Islam in America), Religious Studies 346 (Topic 3), 361 (Topic: The Practice of Islam in America). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 4: American Indian Cultures North of Mexico. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, and Anthropology 302 or consent of instructor.

352. Topics in Religions of East Asia. Three lecture hours or two lecture hours and one laboratory/discussion hour a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 2: Japanese Religion and Society. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: Japanese Religion and Society), Asian Studies 372 (Topic: Japanese Religion and Society), Religious Studies 352 (Topic 2). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 3: Religion and Rebellion in Modern East Asia. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 4: Ritual and Religion in Korea. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 5: Ritual and Religion in Chinese Society. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: Ritual and Religion in Chinese Society), Asian Studies 361 (Topic: Ritual and Religion in Chinese Society), Religious Studies 352 (Topic 5), 361 (Topic: Ritual and Religion in Chinese Society). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 6: The Asian Perspective on Death and Dying. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: The Asian Perspective on Death and Dying), Asian Studies 361 (Topic: The Asian Perspective on Death and Dying), Religious Studies 351 (Topic: The Asian Perspective on Death and Dying), 352 (Topic 6). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

353. Topics in Religion and Culture of the Biblical World. Three lecture hours a week for one semester; additional hours may be required by some topics. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

353D. The Dead Sea Scrolls. Same as History 364G (Topic 3: The Dead Sea Scrolls), Jewish Studies 364 (Topic 4: The Dead Sea Scrolls), and Middle Eastern Studies 320 (Topic 13: The Dead Sea Scrolls). Only one of the following may be counted: History 366N (Topic 8: The Dead Sea Scrolls), Jewish Studies 361 (Topic 4: The Dead Sea Scrolls), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 341 (Topic 14: The Dead Sea Scrolls), Religious Studies 353D, 361 (Topic 31: The Dead Sea Scrolls). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

354D. The Bible and History. Same as History 372P, Jewish Studies 364 (Topic 3: The Bible and History), and Middle Eastern Studies 320 (Topic 3: The Bible and History). The critical uses of biblical and extrabiblical data in the reconstruction of the history of the biblical period. Only one of the following may be counted: Jewish Studies 361 (Topic 3: The Bible and History), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 341 (Topic 1: The Bible and History), Religious Studies 354D, 361 (Topic 14: The Bible and History). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

355. The Bible as Literature. Same as English 358J. In-depth literary study of the Bible, with emphasis on the formal features of narrative, hymn, prophecy, apocalypse, gospel, and epistle. Prerequisite: Rhetoric and Writing 306 and English 316K or their equivalents, and three additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in either English or rhetoric and writing.

355D. Reformation Theology. Same as Germanic Civilization 360E (Topic 1: Reformation Theology) and History 362G (Topic 1: Reformation Theology). Only one of the following may be counted: English 322 (Topic 10: Reformation Theology), History 366N (Topic 3: Reformation Theology), Religious Studies 355D. Prerequisite: For English majors, Rhetoric and Writing 306 and English 316K or their equivalents, and three additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in either English or rhetoric and writing; for others, upper-division standing.

355K. The Bible in British and American Literature. Same as English 358K. The reading of biblical masterpieces as literature; consideration of different versions of the Bible and their influence on English and American literature. Religious Studies 355K and 361 (Topic 20: The Bible in English and American Literature) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Rhetoric and Writing 306 and English 316K or their equivalents, and three additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in either English or rhetoric and writing.

356. Major Works on Religion and Interpretation. Same as American Studies 327 (Topic 1: Major Works on Religion and Interpretation) and Philosophy 356 (Topic 1: Major Works on Religion and Interpretation). Survey of a selection of works that have made a significant contribution to discourse on religious thought. Three lecture hours or two lecture hours and one laboratory/discussion hour a week for one semester. History 366N (Topic 2: Major Works on Religion and Interpretation) and Religious Studies 356 may not both be counted.

356E. Existentialism. Same as Philosophy 366K. Existentialism and its relationship to literature, psychoanalysis, and Marxism. Three lecture hours or two lecture hours and one laboratory/discussion hour a week for one semester. Religious Studies 361 (Topic: Existentialism) and 356E may not both be counted.

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357. Topics in the Religions of Europe. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Heresy and the Inquisition. Same as History 350L (Topic 33: Heresy and the Inquisition). Only one of the following may be counted: Religious Studies 357 (Topic 1), 355E (Topic 1: Heresy and the Inquisition), 361 (Topic 27: Heresy and the Inquisition). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

Topic 2: Byzantine Art. Same as Art History 329J. Examination of early Christian and medieval art and architecture in the eastern Roman empire, including related traditions (Coptic, Armenian, Georgian, Crusader, Norman). Religious Studies 355E (Topic: Byzantine Art) and 357 (Topic 2) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: For art history majors, Art History 302; for visual art studies majors, Art History 302 and 303; for others, at least one of the following is advisable but not required: Art History 301, 302, 303.

Topic 3: Machiavelli. Only one of the following may be counted: History 350L (Topic: Machiavelli), Religious Studies 355E (Topic: Machiavelli), 357 (Topic 3).

Topic 4: Midnight Sun People. Only one of the following may be counted: Anthropology 324L (Topic: Midnight Sun People), Germanic Civilization 327E (Topic: Midnight Sun People), Religious Studies 357 (Topic 4), 361 (Topic: Midnight Sun People), Scandinavian 327 (Topic: Midnight Sun People).

358. Topics in the Religions of the Middle East. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Introduction to Arabic Literature. Religious Studies 358 (Topic 1: Introduction to Arabic Literature) and 363 (Topic: Introduction to Arabic Literature) may not both be counted.

Topic 2: Medieval Islam: Faith and History. Same as History 350L (Topic 34: Medieval Islam: Faith and History) and Middle Eastern Studies 321K (Topic 7: Medieval Islam: Faith and History). Religious Studies 358 (Topic 2) and 361 (Topic 28: Medieval Islam: Faith and History) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 3: Women in Medieval Islamic History. Religious Studies 358 (Topic 3) and 363 (Topic: Women in Medieval Islamic History) may not both be counted.

Topic 4: Sufism: Islamic Mysticism and Spirituality. Same as Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 10: Sufism: Islamic Mysticism and Spirituality) and Middle Eastern Studies 320 (Topic 16: Sufism: Islamic Mysticism and Spirituality). Muslim debates of Sufism; the historical development of Sufi beliefs regarding theology, religious laws, expression, and popular social practices. Only one of the following may be counted: Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 372 (Topic 24: Sufism: Islamic Mysticism and Spirituality), 372 (Topic: Sufism: History and Doctrines), Middle Eastern Studies 320 (Topic: Sufism: History and Doctrines), Religious Studies 358 (Topic 4), 361 (Topic: Sufism: History and Doctrines), 363 (Topic 1: Sufism: Islamic Mysticism and Spirituality). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 5: Veiling in the Muslim World. Same as Asian Studies 372 (Topic 14: Veiling in the Muslim World), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 2: Veiling in the Muslim World), Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 17: Veiling in the Muslim World), and Women's and Gender Studies 340 (Topic 11: Veiling in the Muslim World). Only one of the following may be counted: Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 372 (Topic 13: Veiling in the Muslim World), Religious Studies 358 (Topic 5), 363 (Topic 2: Veiling in the Muslim World), Women's Studies 340 (Topic 11: Veiling in the Muslim World). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 6: The Islamic Middle East in the Visual Arts. Same as Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 1: The Islamic Middle East in the Visual Arts) and Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 16: The Islamic Middle East in the Visual Arts). Only one of the following may be counted: Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 372 (Topic 12: The Islamic Middle East in the Visual Arts), Religious Studies 358 (Topic 6), 361 (Topic 32: The Islamic Middle East in the Visual Arts), 364 (Topic 1: The Islamic Middle East in the Visual Arts). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 7: Popular Iranian Rituals and Traditions. Same as Asian Studies 361 (Topic 18: Popular Iranian Rituals and Traditions), Islamic Studies 372 (Topic 3: Popular Iranian Rituals and Traditions), and Middle Eastern Studies 322K (Topic 18: Popular Iranian Rituals and Traditions). Adoption of old Persian cultural heritage into Islamic practices, past and present. Only one of the following may be counted: Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 372 (Topic 14: Popular Iranian Rituals and Traditions), Religious Studies 358 (Topic 7), 361 (Topic 33: Popular Iranian Rituals and Traditions), 364 (Topic 2: Popular Iranian Rituals and Traditions). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

360. Topics in Religions of Sub-Saharan Africa. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

362. Independent Research in Religious Studies. Tutorially directed research in religious studies. Conference course. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing and consent of instructor.

363R. History of Iran to 1800. A survey of the social, economic, and religious components unique to Iran from the pre-Islamic empire of the Achaemenids through the development of Iran as a medieval and premodern Islamic state. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

365. Topics in Ancient Religion. Three lecture hours a week for one semester; additional hours may be required by some topics. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Rome and Jerusalem. Same as Ancient History and Classical Civilization 325 (Topic 3: Rome and Jerusalem), History 321G, Jewish Studies 365 (Topic 7: Rome and Jerusalem), and Middle Eastern Studies 320 (Topic 2: Rome and Jerusalem). A study of daily life in Israel during the Roman period, focusing on Jerusalem, ancient Palestinian synagogues and churches, Jewish and Christian symbolism, agriculture, warfare, and burial practices. Only one of the following may be counted: Jewish Studies 361 (Topic 2: Rome and Jerusalem), Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures 341 (Topic 7: Rome and Jerusalem), Religious Studies 361 (Topic 24: Rome and Jerusalem), 365 (Topic 1). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

Topic 2: Introduction to Germanic Religion and Myth. Same as English 322 (Topic 2: Introduction to Germanic Religion and Myth), European Studies 361 (Topic 6: Introduction to Germanic Religion and Myth), and Germanic Civilization 340E (Topic 1: Introduction to Germanic Religion and Myth). Religious Studies 361 (Topic 8: Introduction to Germanic Religion and Myth) and 365 (Topic 2) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: For English majors, Rhetoric and Writing 306 and English 316K or their equivalents, and three additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in either English or rhetoric and writing; for others, upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

366. Topics in Religions of the Americas. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Some topics partially fulfill legislative requirement for American history; these are identified in the Course Schedule. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

368. Topics in Religions of Latin America. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 2: Indians of Mexico and Guatemala. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

373. Topics in Comparative Religion. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Religion, Violence, and Nonviolence. Same as Sociology 321J. Historical examination of religious beliefs and practices regarding warfare and violence. Only one of the following may be counted: Religious Studies 361 (Topic 15: Religion, Violence, and Nonviolence), 373 (Topic 1), Sociology 321K (Topic: Religion, Violence, and Nonviolence). Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

Topic 2: Inventions of Death. Same as English 376L (Topic 6: Inventions of Death). Religious Studies 361 (Topic 19: Death) and 373 (Topic 2) may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Rhetoric and Writing 306 and English 316K or their equivalents, and three additional semester hours of lower-division coursework in either English or rhetoric and writing.

679H. Honors Tutorial Course. Supervised individual reading for one semester, followed by research and writing to produce a substantial paper on a specific topic in religious studies, to be completed during the second semester. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for two semesters. Prerequisite: For 679HA, upper-division standing and admission to the Religious Studies Honors Program; for 679HB, Religious Studies 679HA.

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