Religious Studies Elective Courses: All Departments

Coursework selected for this requirement should include at least one course in Comparative Studies chosen from the following:

  2110 The Jewish Mystical Tradition
  3671 The Religions of India
  3673 The Buddhist Traditions
  3674 African Religions
  3675 Religions of Mesoamerica
  3677 South Asian American Religion & Culture
  4822 Native American Identity
  4872H Varieties of Christianity
  5691 Topics in Comparative Studies (when topic is focused on a specific tradition, e.g., "Reformation Culture," "Zen Philosophy")

  5871 The Japanese Religious Tradition

Additional electives in Comparative Studies
  2110 The Jewish Mystical Tradition
  2670 Science and Religion
  2677 Religion and Environmentalism
  3671 The Religions of India
  3672 Native American Religions
  3673 The Buddhist Traditions
  3674 African Religions
  3675 Religions of Mesoamerica
  3677 South Asian American Religion & Culture
  3677 South Asian American Religion and Culture
  3678 Religion and American Culture
  4655 Studies in Ethnography
  4822 Native American Identity
  4871 Religion and American Politics
  4872H Varieties of Christianity
  4873 Contemporary Religious Movements in Global Context
  4874 New Age and New Religious Movements
  4875 Gender, Sexuality, and Religion
  4876 Comparative Sacred Architecture
  4877 Myth and Ritual
  4878 Rites, Ritual, and Ceremony
  4822 Native American Identity
  4970 Religious Studies Capstone
  5871 The Japanese Religious Tradition
  5691 Topics in Comparative Studies
  5957.02 Folklore in Circulation
 
African American and African Studies
  3342H Music, Religion, and Ritual in Africa

Anthropology
   5625 Anthropology of Religion

Arabic
  4626 Intro to the Arabic Qur'an
  5162 Origin and Development of Arabic Islamic Concepts
  5701 The Qur'an in Translation
  5703 Common Heritage: Biblical Figures in the Qur’an

Classics
  2203 Byzantine Civilization: Constantinople and the Empire of New Rome
  2220 Classical Mythology
  2401 Intro to the New Testament History and Literature
  3401 Ancient Greek Religion
  3402 Ancient Gods, Changing Identities
  3403 The Hero in Classical Mythology
  3405 Christians in the Graeco‑Roman World
  3407 Paul and His Influence in Early Christianity
  4031 Sacred Texts of the Ancient World
  5401 Methodologies for the Study of Ancient Religions
  5402 Jesus and the Gospels

English
  2280 The English Bible

Hebrew
  2205 Art and Ancient Judaism
  2209 The World of the Rabbis
  2210 The Jewish Mystical Tradition
  2216 The Medieval Jewish Experience
  2241 Culture of Contemporary Israel
  2700 Biblical & Post‑Biblical Hebrew Lit in Translation
  2701 Medieval Hebrew Literature in Translation
  2702 Modern Hebrew Lit in Translation
  2703 Prophecy in the Bible and Post‑Biblical Literature
  2704 Women in Biblical and Post‑Biblical Hebrew Lit
  2705 The Holocaust in Literature and Film
  2708 Biblical and Post-Biblical Wisdom Literature
  4605 Readings in the Mishnah
  5601 Intro to Hebrew Literary and Cultural Texts
  5602 The Bible as Literature: Selected Readings
  5603 Readings in Rabbinic Literature
  5801 Biblio & Ref Tools: Hebraica, Judaica, & Semitics
  5802 Problem of Evil: Biblical & Post‑Biblical Lit
  5806 Studies in Biblical Law

History
  2045 History of American Religion to the Civil War
  2070 Intro to Native American History
  2110 Intro to Native American Peoples from Mesoamerica
  2111 Intro to Native American People of the Andes
  2201 Ancient Greece and Rome  
  2211 The Ancient Near East
  2220 Intro to the History of Christianity
  2230 Decoding the Middle Ages
  2231 The Crusades
  2350 Islam, Politics, and Society in History
  2351 Early Islamic Society, 610-1258
  2352 Ottoman Empire, 1300-1800
  2353 Middle East in the 20th Century
  2375 Islamic Central Asia
  2390 Ancient India
  2391 Islamic India
  2392 Colonial India
  2450 Ancient and Medieval Jewish History, 300 BCE-1100CE
  2451 Medieval and Early Modern Jewish History, 700-1700 CE
  2452 Modern Jewish History, 1700-Present
  2453 History of Zionism and Modern Israel
  2454 History of Antisemitism
  2455 Jews in American Film
  2475 History of the Holocaust
  3045 American Religious History
  3070 Native American History from European Contact to Removal, 1560-1820
  3071 Native American History from Removal to the Present
  3100 Colonial Latin America
  3110 The Jewish Experience in Latin America
  3220 The Rise of the Roman Republic
  3221 Rome from the Gracchi to Nero
  3223 The Later Roman Empire
  3225 Early Byzantine Empire
  3226 Later Byzantine Empire
  3227 Gnostics and Other Early Christian Heresies
  3229 History of Early Christianity
  3230 History of Medieval Christianity
  3235 Medieval  Europe I: 300-1100
  3236 Medieval Europe II: 1100-1500
  3239 Medieval England
  3245 The Age of Reformation
  3247 Magic and Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe (1450-1750)
  3350 The Middle East in 19th Century
  3351 Intellectual and Social Movements in the Muslim World
  3353 Jewish Communities under Islamic Rule
  3354 Islamic Spain and North Africa
  3360 History of Iran
  3401 Foundations of Chinese Civilization
  3425 History of Japan before 1800
  3450 History of Ancient Israel (BCE)
  3455 Jewish Life from the Renaissance to the Early Enlightenment
  3460 European Jewish History 1789-1989
  3465 American Jewish History
  3470 Messiahs and Messianism in Jewish History
  3640 Medieval Women: Power, Piety, and Production

History of Art
  2001 Western Art I: The Ancient and Medieval Worlds
  2003 Asian Art
  2101 Intro to African Art and Archeology
  3005 Christian Art
  3101 Philosophy of African Art
  3211 Art and Civilization in the Near East
  3521 Renaissance Art in Italy
  4401 Architecture of the Middle Ages
  4411 Early Christian and Byzantine Art
  4421 Medieval Art
  4510 Northern Renaissance Art
  4521 Early Renaissance Art in Italy
  4701 An Introduction to Buddhist Art and Iconography
  4810 The Arts of China
  4820 Arts of Japan
  5111 African Art and Archeology I
  5112 African Art and Archeology II
  5221 Early Islamic Art
  5222 Later Islamic Art
  5420 Romanesque and Gothic Art
  5421 Romanesque and Gothic Sculpture
  5422 Medieval and Renaissance Manuscript Illumination
  5430 The Age of Giotto
  5521 Renaissance Painting in Central Italy
  5525 The Sacred Image in the Italian Renaissance
  5701 Buddhist Art: Theory and History
  5702 Hindu Iconography
  5711 Art of India I
  5712 Art of India II
  5724 The Buddhist Art of Gandhara and Kashmir
  5720 Art of Central Asia
  5723 Art of Nepal and Tibet
  5727 The Art of Newar Buddhism
  5812 Chinese Art: Buddhist
  5821 Japanese Art: Proto‑Historic and Buddhist

Japanese
  5271 The Japanese Religious Tradition

Jewish Studies
  2201 Introduction to Jewish Culture, Thought, and Practice
  2209 The World of the Rabbis
  2210 The Jewish Mystical Tradition
  2241 Yiddish Culture
  2242 Culture of Contemporary Israel
  2450 Ancient and Medieval Jewish History, 300 BCE-1100 CE
  2451 Medieval and Early Modern Jewish History 1700-Present
  2452 Modern Jewish History 1700-Present
  2453 History of Zionism and Modern Israel
  2516 The Medieval Jewish Experience
  2700 Biblical and Post-Biblical Hebrew Literature in Translation
  2701 Medieval Hebrew Literature in Translation
  2703 Modern Hebrew Literature in Translation
  2704 Women in the Bible and Beyond
  2708 Biblical and Post-Biblical Wisdom Literature
  3110 The Jewish Experience in Latin America
  3111 Intro to Jewish Philosophy
  3351 Judaism and Ethics
  3371 Yiddish Literature in Translation
  3450 History of Ancient Israel (to 300 BCE)
  3455 Jewish Life from the Renaissance to the Early Enlightenment
  3460 European Jewish History
  3465 American Jewish History
  3470 Messiahs and Messianism in Jewish History
  4211 Art and Architecture of the Ancient Near East
  4601 Modern Hebrew Short Story
  4605 Readings in the Mishnah
  5571 Canon and Communities in the Near East
  5602 The Bible as Literature: Selected Readings
  5603 Readings in Rabbinic Literature
  5613 The American Jewish Experience: Life and Culture
  5802 The Problem of Evil in Biblical and Post-Biblical Literature
  5806 Studies in Biblical Law

Medieval and Renaissance Studies
  2211 Medieval Kyoto: Portraits and Landscapes
  2212 Culture of a City-State in the Renaissance
  2215 Gothic Paris: 1100-1300
  2217 Early Modern London
  2510 Court of Charlemagne
  2513 Medieval Moscow
  2514 Golden Age of Islamic Civilization
  2516 The Medieval Jewish Experience
  2520 Christians, Muslims, and Jews in the Mediterranean World
  2526 Byzantine Civilization: Constantinople and the Empire of New Rome
  2666 Magic & Witchcraft in the Middle Ages & Renaissance

Near Eastern Languages and Cultures
  3201 Islam in the U.S.
  3230 Introduction to Shi’I Beliefs and History
  3501 Introduction to Islam
  3502 Islamic Civilization through the Ages
  3508 Sufism
  3700 Mythology of Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia
  3702 Literatures and Cultures of the Islamic World
  4597 Islamic Revival and Social Justice: Utopian Ideals and Lived Realities
  4601 Israeli and Palestinian Literature
  5571 Canons and Communities in the Near East
  5578 Islamic Law and Society

Persian
  2301 Persian Mythology and Folklore

Philosophy
  2120 Asian Philosophies
  2660 Metaphysics, Religion, and Magic in the Scientific Revolution
  3111 Introduction to Jewish Philosophy
  3220 History of Medieval Philosophy
  3351 Judaism and Ethics
  5220 Studies in Medieval Philosophy
  5850 Philosophy of Religion
  5870 Topics in Jewish Philosophy

Political Science
  4262 The New Religious Politics

Rural Sociology
  5520 Amish Society

Scandinavian
  3350 Nordic Mythology and Medieval Culture

Sociology
  3467 Sociology of Religion

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