Religious Studies

Coordinator/Dept. Chair: 
Prof. Kathleen Self
Campus Address: 
211 Richardson Hall
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REL 100: Mystery and Meaning (HUM) introduces students to the academic study of religion and surveys major themes in one or two selected religious traditions. This course is designed with first-years in mind. All 200-level courses are also open to first-year students without any prerequisites (i.e., you do not need to take REL 100), however they are designed to be rather more difficult. Several of these courses also fulfill the Humanities (HU) or Arts (ARTS) distribution requirement.

The following courses offered this fall are appropriate for first-year students, subject to the availability of seats:

  • REL 100: Mystery and Meaning (HU)
  • REL 102: Religion and Science (HU)
  • REL 200: Explaining Religion (HU)
  • REL 205: Hebrew Bible [Old Testament] (HU)
  • REL 221/ASIA 261: Religious Life of India (HU, DIV13)
  • REL 223/ASIA 224: Religious Life of China (HU)
  • REL 227: Religions of Ancient Greece and Rome (HU)
  • REL 231: Christian Religious Traditions (HU)
  • REL/GS 238: Global Christianities (HU)
  • REL 3001-200: SPTP: Japanese Buddhist Visual Culture (HU)