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Course Schedule for RELIGION - Fall 2016
Class
No.
Course ID Title Credits Type Instructor(s) Days:Times Location Permission
Required
Dist Qtr
3520 RELG-109-01 Jewish Tradition 1.00 LEC Kiener,Ronald TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 40
  A thematic introduction to the major concepts, ritual cycles, holidays, and beliefs of Judaism. Readings and course material will be taken from classic Jewish texts as well as modern secondary sources. (May be counted toward International Studies, Middle Eastern Studies and Jewish Studies.)
3521 RELG-151-01 Religions of Asia 1.00 LEC Findly,Ellison Banks MWF: 10:00AM-10:50AM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 49
  An introduction to the major religions of Asia: Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism, and Confucianism, with special emphasis on how each of these modes of thought gives rise to a special vision of man in the universe, a complex of myth and practice, and a pattern of ethical behavior. (May be counted toward international studies/Asian studies.)
2779 RELG-181-01 Introduction to Islam 1.00 LEC Blackburn,Steven P. MW: 2:40PM-3:55PM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 35
  NOTE: 10 seats reserved for first year students
  This survey course explores the diversity of Muslim experiential and intellectual approaches to the key sacred sources of the religion, the Qur'an, and the figure of the Prophet. The course addresses pre-Islamic Arabia and the rise of Islam; Muhammad and the Qur'an; prophetic traditions and jurisprudence; theology and mysticism; art and poetry; basic beliefs and practices of the Muslim community; responses to colonialism and modernity; and Islam in the United States.
3522 RELG-209-01 Relig in Contem Middle East 1.00 LEC Kiener,Ronald TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 30
  The impact of religion in contemporary Middle Eastern culture will be examined through the study of Middle Eastern monotheisms: Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. The course will focus on specific national settings where religion has played a decisive role: Lebanon, Iran, Egypt, and Israel. Internal divisions and tensions will be explored, as well as interreligious conflicts. (May be counted toward and International Studies and Middle Eastern Studies.)
3523 RELG-211-01 Intro Hebrew Bible/Old Testame 1.00 LEC Hornung,Gabriel F. TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 40
  Where did the Bible come from? This class will examine the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) in its evolution and complexity. We will pay careful attention to the text's many powerful voices and striking literary features, its great figures such as Abraham, Moses, and David, and its relationship with the major historical events which shaped the life of ancient Israel and later Jewish and Christian tradition. (May be counted toward Jewish Studies and International Studies/Middle Eastern Studies.)
3524 RELG-231-01 Christianity in the Making 1.00 LEC Hornung,Gabriel F. TR: 1:30PM-2:45PM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 40
  This course will examine the philosophical, cultural, religious and political contexts out of which Christianity emerged from the time of Jesus through the 5th century. Emphasis will be placed on the complexity and diversity of early Christian movements, as well as the process that occurred to establish Christianity as a religion that would dominate the Roman Empire. Topics to be covered will include the writings of the New Testament, Gnostics, martyrdom, desert monasticism and asceticism, the construction of orthodoxy and heresy, women in the early Church, the formation of the biblical canon, and the identity and role of Jesus of Nazareth.
3525 RELG-253-01 Indian and Islamic Painting 1.00 LEC Findly,Ellison Banks MWF: 11:00AM-11:50AM TBA GLB1  
  Enrollment limited to 30
  A survey of the history of miniature painting from the Persian, Mughal, and Rajput schools, with emphasis on their religious and cultural backgrounds. (May be counted toward art history, international studies/Asian studies, international studies/comparative development studies, and international studies/Middle Eastern studies.)
3526 RELG-281-01 Anthropology of Religion 1.00 LEC Desmangles,Leslie G. TR: 10:50AM-12:05PM TBA GLB5  
  Enrollment limited to 30
  Introduction to the foundations of religion through an examination of religious phenomena prevalent in traditional cultures. Some of the topics covered in this course include a critical examination of the idea of primitivity, the concepts of space and time, myths, symbols, ideas related to God, man, death, and rituals such as rites of passage, magic, sorcery, witchcraft, and divination. (May be counted toward anthropology and international studies/comparative development.)
3527 RELG-288-01 Magic Poss & Spirit Healing 1.00 LEC Landry,Timothy R. TR: 2:55PM-4:10PM TBA GLB5  
  Enrollment limited to 35
  An anthropological approach to religion and magic. A cross-cultural analysis of the forms of spiritual healing in traditional cultures. Emphasis is given to the manifestations of spiritual power, the role of possession, magic, shamanistic utterances, and hallucinogens in the process of spiritual healing. (May be counted toward international studies/comparative development studies.)
3528 RELG-301-01 Religion in Chinese Society 1.00 SEM Staff,Trinity W: 1:15PM-3:55PM TBA  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  This course is designed to introduce students to the sociological study of religion in traditional Chinese society and in the late modern world. The course offers the student differing perspectives in understanding the significant role of Chinese religion in both the traditional and the contemporary worlds. One goal of the course is to develop scholarly resources in support of intellectual dialogue and mutual understanding between China and the West.
2218 RELG-399-01 Independent Study 0.50 - 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Advanced work on an approved project under the guidance of a faculty member. Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
2219 RELG-466-01 Teaching Assistant 0.50 - 1.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  A teaching assistant works with a faculty member in the preparation and teaching of a course and receives academic credit for his or her work. See the Student Handbook for the specific guidelines. Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment.
2220 RELG-497-01 Senior Thesis 1.00 - 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for enrollment in this single-semester thesis.
2318 RELG-498-01 Senior Thesis Part 1 2.00 IND TBA TBA TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for each semester of this yearlong thesis. (two course credits are considered pending in the first semester; two course credits will be awarded for completion in the second semester.)
2412 RELG-499-01 Senior Thesis Part 2 2.00 IND Staff,Trinity TBA TBA Y WEB  
  Enrollment limited to 15
  Submission of the special registration form, available in the Registrar’s Office, and the approval of the instructor and chairperson are required for each semester of this yearlong thesis. (two course credits are considered pending in the first semester;two course credits will be awarded for completion in the second semester.)
3368 CLCV-218-01 Archaeology of the Holy Land 1.00 LEC Risser,Martha K. TR: 9:25AM-10:40AM TBA GLB2  
  Enrollment limited to 19
  NOTE: Two seats are reserved for HMTCA students
  Through a survey of arts, architecture, material remains, and written accounts, this course traces the complex past of a region regarded as Holy Land by people of several major religions. We will evaluate incongruities between written texts and physical evidence; the contentious political and religious agendas that affected studies of these lands; and evidence for the ancient societies, cultures, economies, religions, and politics that contributed to shaping the modern Middle East.
3372 PHIL-282-01 Medieval Philosophy 1.00 LEC Ryan,Todd MW: 2:40PM-3:55PM TBA HUM  
  Enrollment limited to 30
  A study of representative thinkers of the medieval period. Discussion will focus on such major issues as the existence of God, the problem of evil, the nature of universals, the relation between philosophical reason and religious faith. Attention will also be paid to the cultural, historical and religious climates which helped influence the unique scholastic doctrines under discussion. (Students enrolling in Philosophy 282 must also enroll in Philosophy 290-01L.) Enrollment limited.