Class Descriptions - Religion

History Humanities Philosophy Political Science Religion

REL-110: World Religions

This course introduces the world's major religious traditions. Topics include Primal religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. Upon completion, students should be able to identify the origins, history, beliefs, and practices of the religions studied.

Course Prerequisites:
Take 1 group; Option: Take RED-090 ENG-090; Option: Take ENG-111(S13673); Option: Take DRE-098(S23643); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0

REL-211: Introduction to Old Testament

This course is a survey of the literature of the Hebrews with readings from the law, prophets, and other writings. Emphasis is placed on the use of literary, historical, archeological, and cultural analysis. Upon completion, students should be able to use the tools of critical analysis to read and understand Old Testament literature.

Course Prerequisites:
Take 1 group; Option: Take RED-090 ENG-090; Option: Take ENG-111(S13673); Option: Take DRE-098(S23643); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0

REL-212: Introduction to New Testament

This course is a survey of the literature of first-century Christianity with readings from the gospels, Acts, and the Pauline and pastoral letters. Topics include the literary structure, audience, and religious perspective of the writings, as well as the historical and cultural context of the early Christian community. Upon completion, students should be able to use the tools of critical analysis to read and understand New Testament literature.

Course Prerequisites:
Take 1 group; Option: Take RED-090 ENG-090; Option: Take ENG-111(S13673); Option: Take DRE-098(S23643); Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0