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Courses - Spring 2018
RELS
Religious Studies
RELS170
Greek and Roman Mythology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL
GenEd: DSHU
Also offered as: CLAS170.
Credit only granted for: CLAS170 or RELS170.
Additional information: This course cannot be taken for language credit.
An introduction to the mythology of ancient Greece and Rome. This cours is particularly recommended for students planning to major in foreign languages, English, history, the fine arts, or journalism. Taught in English.
RELS219A
Special Topics in Religious Studies; Religions of the Ancient Near East
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU
Also offered as HIST219I and JWST225. Credit granted for JWST225, HIST219I, or RELS219A.

Introduction to ancient Near Eastern religious systems and mythology, from the third millennium BCE through the fourth century BCE. Particular emphasis on Mesopotamia and ancient Israel.
RELS219C
Special Topics in Religious Studies; The Rabbinic Movement: History and Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Introduction to the Rabbinic movement and its history, first to seventh century CE. Survey of the essential texts of ancient Rabbinic literature, both halakhic (legal) and aggadic (non-legal).
RELS289C
New Explorations in Religious Studies; Jews, Christians, and Muslims in Medieval Spain: Tolerance, Oppression, and the Problematic Past
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as HIST289A. Credit only granted for HIST289A or RELS289C.

For 800 years, medieval Spain was home to one of the most religiously diverse societies in European history, where Jews, Christians, and Muslims lived and worked closely together. In the modern era, this period has been held up both as a model of successful interreligious harmony, and as a case study in religious discrimination and exclusion. Can the example of the Spanish past really teach us how to build-or how not to build-a society that embraces religious difference?
RELS319N
Special Topics in Religious Studies; Introduction to Native American Cultures of the United States
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as AMST328N and ANTH468F. Credit granted for AMST328N, ANTH468F or RELS319N.
RELS343
The European Reformations
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: HIST112 or HIST111; or permission of instructor.
Also offered as: HIST333.
Credit only granted for: HIST333 or RELS343.
Examination of developments in European religion between 1450 and 1700; the late-medieval Church and its critics; rise of Protestant thought in Germany and its spread throughout Europe; reform efforts in the Catholic Church; religious wars and violence and their impact on state and society; consequences of religious reform in society and its impact on the family and women.
Also offered as HIST333. Credit granted for HIST333 or RELS343.
RELS419C
Advanced Topics in Religious Studies; History & Memory in Medieval Islam
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as HIST429M. Credit only granted for HIST429M or RELS419C.
RELS419D
Advanced Topics in Religious Studies; Jews in Early Modern Times 1450-1750
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as JWST333 or HIST373. Credit only granted for HIST373, JWST333,or RELS419D. Emergence of new powerful population centers, religious and cultural creativity, new forms of community, and radical messianic movements.
RELS419W
Advanced Topics in Religious Studies; Islam in Europe
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as HIST419D. Credit only granted for RELS419W or HIST419D.
RELS419X
Advanced Topics in Religious Studies; History of Iran in the Islamic Period (7th Century to the Present)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as HIST429L and PERS498L. Credit only granted for RESL419X, HIST429L, or PERS498L. An overview of the salient features of the cultural and social history of Iran over the past millennium and a half.
RELS429M
Advanced Topics in Religious History; From Damascus to Cordoba: The First Dynasty of Islam East and West
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as HIST329M. Credit only granted for HIST329M or RELS429M.