Graduate Level Courses in Religion
Note that those courses that are listed as being both 4000/6000 level courses can be taken by undergraduates for undergraduate (4000 level) credit.
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Course ID: RELI 4001/6001. 3 hours.
Course Title: Old Testament/Hebrew Bible Literature
Course Description: The nature, content, and problems of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, with attention given to historical data, literary forms, and ancient Near Eastern cultural backgrounds.
Oasis Title: OT/HEB BIBLE LIT
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered: Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI 4002/6002. 3 hours.
Course Title: Prophetic Literature of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
Course Description: The origin and development of the phenomenon of prophecy as it existed throughout the history of ancient Israel.
Oasis Title: PROPHETIC LIT OT/HB
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered: Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI 4003/6003. 3 hours.
Course Title: Ancient Israelite Religion
Course Description: Origins of the religion of ancient Israel, its emergence from and continuities with ancient West Semitic religion and culture. Historical and comparative methods, emphasizing current knowledge of Near Eastern history and religions contemporary with ancient Israel.
Oasis Title: ANC ISRAELITE REL
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered: Offered every odd-numbered year.
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI 4005/6005. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title: Topics in Hebrew Bible
Course Description: Study of a particular book, theme, or period in the Hebrew Bible (Tanak, Old Testament), focusing on both the Bible in its context in the ancient Near East and its influence in later literature and history. Study of the Biblical text through archaeological, theological, literary, and historical perspectives.
Oasis Title: TOPICS HEBREW BIBLE
Prerequisite: Third-year or fourth-year student standing or permission of department
Pre or Corequisite: RELI 4001/6001 or permission of department
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI 4040/6040. 3 hours.
Course Title: Apocalyptic Literature
Course Description: Apocalyptic literature from its origins in the sixth and fifth centuries BCE down to its flourishing in Hellenistic and Roman times. Texts to be studied include Isaiah 24-27, 40-66, Zechariah 9-14, Joel, Malachi, Daniel, I Enoch, IV Ezra, Baruch, Qumran material, Mark 13 and the Book of Revelation. Questions bearing on contemporary theological significance will also be discussed.
Oasis Title: APOCALYPTIC LIT
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered: Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI 4070/6070. 3 hours.
Course Title: Judaism
Course Description: The interaction of Jewish history and Western civilization, with emphasis upon the development of Jewish religion in the biblical, rabbinic, and modern periods.
Oasis Title: JUDAISM
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered: Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI 4071/6071. 3 hours.
Course Title: The Holocaust
Course Description: The background and legacy of the destruction of European Jewry from 1933 to 1945. Topics include: the historical context, Holocaust art, literature, and film, the reactions of rescuers and bystanders, and theological issues raised by the Holocaust.
Oasis Title: HOLOCAUST
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered: Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI 4072/6072. 3 hours.
Course Title: American Judaism
Course Description: An examination of what it means, and has meant, to be a Jew in the United States, with emphasis upon the historical experience and religious expressions of American Jews.
Oasis Title: AMERICAN JUDAISM
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered: Offered every odd-numbered year.
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI 4073/6073. 3 hours.
Course Title: Law and Religion in Israel
Course Description: This course treats issues in which law and religion meet, overlap, and conflict within Israel. Topics include medical issues (end-of-life, abortion, surrogacy), religious control disputes, the restriction of non-Orthodox movements, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Readings include primary sources; texts of actual legal cases.
Oasis Title: LAW & RELI ISRAEL
Prerequisite: Third-year or fourth-year student standing or permission of department
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI 4080/6080. 3 hours.
Course Title: New Testament Literature
Course Description: The nature, content, and problems of New Testament literature, with particular attention given to its canonization and textual transmission.
Oasis Title: NEW TESTAMENT LIT
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered: Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI 4081/6081. 3 hours.
Course Title: Jesus
Course Description: Although primarily a study of what Jesus taught, attention is given to the literary and environmental background of his teaching, the historical life of the teacher, and the contemporary validity of what he taught.
Oasis Title: JESUS
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered: Offered every odd-numbered year.
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI 4082/6082. 3 hours.
Course Title: Life and Letters of Paul
Course Description: An historical-exegetical study of the life and letters of Paul, the relation between Acts and the Pauline epistles, early non-Pauline Gentile Christianity, Pauline theology, and its lasting impression on Christianity.
Oasis Title: LIFE-LETTERS PAUL
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered: Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI 4083/6083. 3 hours.
Course Title: The New Testament World
Course Description: The political, social and religious influences on the New Testament writings. Special attention is given to intertestamental Judaism and Hellenistic and Roman religion as background to New Testament Christianity.
Oasis Title: NEW TESTAMENT WORLD
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered: Offered every odd-numbered year.
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI 4084/6084. 3 hours.
Course Title: Gospels
Course
contexts, theories about their formation, their primary themes, methods used for interpreting them, and signficant scholarly interpretations of these books.
Oasis Title: GOSPELS
Prerequisite: Third- or fourth-year standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered: Offered fall semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI 4085/6085. 3 hours.
Course Title: The Gospel According to John
Course Description: Examines some critical issues and key themes associated with the Gospel of John, includes an extensive examination of the full text of the gospel with reference to several commentaries, and devotes some attention to the epistles of John.
Oasis Title: GOSPEL OF JOHN
Prerequisite: Third- or fourth-year student standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered: Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI(GREK) 4089/6089. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title: Biblical Greek
Course Description: Students will read through selections from the Greek New Testament or Septuagint in Greek. While attention will be given to issues of interpretation, the course will focus on Greek translation, grammar, and syntax.
Oasis Title: BIBLICAL GREEK
Undergraduate Prerequisite: (GREK 1001 and 1002) or (GREK 2050 and 2060)
Graduate Prerequisite: (GREK 1001 and 1002) or (GREK 2050 and 2060) or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered: Offered every year.
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI 4101/6101. 3 hours.
Course Title: History of Christian Theology (Ancient-Medieval)
Course Description: The development of Christian thought from the first through the fourteenth century as expressed in the writings and practices of the Christian community and its leading thinkers.
Oasis Title: CHRST THEO ANCT/MED
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered: Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI 4102/6102. 3 hours.
Course Title: History of Christian Theology (Modern-Contemporary)
Course Description: The development of Christian thought from the fifteenth century to the present as expressed in the writings and practices of the Christian community and its leading thinkers.
Oasis Title: CHRSTN THEO/MOD-CON
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered: Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI 4105/6105. 3 hours.
Course Title: Women in Christian History
Course Description: The relationship between women and Christianity, particularly concerning matters involving gender equality in church and society.
Oasis Title: WOMEN CHRISTN HIST
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered: Offered every odd-numbered year.
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI 4106/6106. 3 hours.
Course Title: Women in Early Christian Literature
Course Description: An exploration of biblical and other literature in the first five hundred years of Christianity focused on examining women's participation and leadership.
Oasis Title: WOMEN IN EARLY CHRI
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI 4107/6107. 3 hours.
Course Title: American Religious History
Course Description: Major and innovative religious organizations, ideas, movements, and personalities as they express themselves in particular religious settings as well as the manner in which they have influenced other aspects of American culture.
Oasis Title: AMERICAN REL HIST
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered: Offered every odd-numbered year.
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI(AFAM) 4201/6201. 3 hours.
Course Title: African American Religious History
Course Description: The religious traditions of African Americans from Colonial times to the present; major religious movements, personalities, and ideas and their relationship to various aspects of American culture.
Oasis Title: AFRCN AM REL HIST
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered: Offered every odd-numbered year.
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI(AFAM) 4202/6202. 3 hours.
Course Title: Southern Religious History
Course Description: The origins, growth, and current practices of religion in the American South. The interaction between religion and other aspects of Southern culture, such as racial and gender concerns, education, Darwinian science, temperance, and politics.
Oasis Title: SOUTHERN REL HIST
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered: Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI(AFAM) 4203/6203. 3 hours.
Course Title: The Bible in the Black Church
Course Description: Biblical interpretation in black America from 1865 to the present.
Oasis Title: BIBLE BLACK CHURCH
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered: Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: HIST(RELI) 4214/6214. 3 hours.
Course Title: Introduction to the Religions of the Caribbean
Course Description: An examination of the history of selected Caribbean religions from the European conquest to the twentieth century. Haitian Vodou, Cuban Santería, Jamaican Rastafarianism, and Spiritism will receive special attention. An exploration of the cultural processes (creolization, syncretism, etc.) that brought these traditions into existence and account for their social and political impact.
Oasis Title: HIS CARIBBEAN RELIG
Prerequisite: 2000-level HIST course
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI 4300/6300. 3 hours.
Course Title: Islam and Its World
Course Description: Islam as a religious and sociocultural phenomenon. The fundamental principles of the Islamic faith, Qu'ran, the Sunna of Muhammad, Islamic sectarianism, Islamic law, theology, and mysticism, and themes in Islamic art. The course will also survey Islam in its various forms throughout the world.
Oasis Title: ISLAM AND ITS WORLD
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered: Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI 4301/6301. 3 hours.
Course Title: Islamic Thought in the Caliphal Age
Course Description: Islamic scholarship from the eighth through the fourteenth centuries. Principal topics covered will include the Qur'an and Qur'anic exegesis, the Hadith tradition, Islamic law, theology, philosophy, and Sufi mysticism.
Oasis Title: ISLAMIC THOUGHT
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered: Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI 4302/6302. 3 hours.
Course Title: Islam and the Modern World
Course Description: Islamic modernism and revivalism as a response to Western cultural penetration since the eighteenth century. Subjects covered will include Sufi reformism, Wahhabism, the Salafiyya movement, Islamic "Fundamentalism," the Iranian Revolution, women's rights, and Western perceptions of Islam.
Oasis Title: ISLAM/MODERN WORLD
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered: Offered every odd-numbered year.
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI 4303/6303. 3 hours.
Course Title: The Sufi Way
Course Description: Islamic mysticism, both as a set of metaphysical doctrines and as it is expressed in religious practices. Particular attention will be given to the doctrinal development of Sufism, its literature, major figures, and the process of consciousness transformation.
Oasis Title: THE SUFI WAY
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered: Offered every odd-numbered year.
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI 4304/6304. 3 hours.
Course Title: The Koran, Sacred Text of Islam
Course Description: Historical, thematic study of the Islamic sacred text, the Koran, including textual history, its compilation, and the stages that led to its printed form. There will also be an introduction to basic technical terms of the Koranic sciences, Koranic hermeneutics, and Arabic script and phonology.
Oasis Title: KORAN
Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of department
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI 4305/6305. 3 hours.
Course Title: Mohammad, Life and Teachings from Earliest Sources
Course Description: Historical, thematic, detailed study of the life of Mohammad, the prophet of Islam, from earliest sources. An examination of biographical (sirah) material, the Transmitted Traditions (hadith), and debates about the Traditions. The introduction to Arabic script and phonology will permit students to read a few of Mohammad's short sayings.
Oasis Title: MOHAMMAD
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI(CMLT) 4307/6307. 3 hours.
Course Title: Comparative Islamic Literature
Course Description: The major genres of Islamic literature and its principle concepts, covering Qur'anic, hadith, legal and political literature, philosophy, theology, historiography, hagiography, and poetry, emphasizing the Medieval period and mystical prose and poetry primarily in Arabic, Persian, and Turkish. The works will be in English translation. A writing intensive course.
Oasis Title: COMP ISLAMIC LIT
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI 4310/6310. 4 hours.
Course Title: Islam and Islamic Culture in Morocco
Course Description: An examination of Islam and Islamic culture in Morocco. The course covers basic Islamic beliefs and practices and the most significant aspects of Islamic culture in Morocco, such as music, art, and architecture.
Oasis Title: ISLAM IN MOROCCO
Nontraditional Format: This is a maymester summer abroad program and will thus entail, with the course work, extensive travel throughout Morocco and homestays with Moroccan families. The educational experience of this course will be of an on-going "immersion" type.
Prerequisite: Third-year student standing or permission of department
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI 4400/6400. 3 hours.
Course Title: The History of Religions
Course Description: The nature of early primitive religions and the main outlines of the chief living religions of the world. The method will be both historical and analytical.
Oasis Title: HISTORY OF RELIGION
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered: Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI 4401/6401. 3 hours.
Course Title: The Buddhist Tradition
Course Description: Buddhism from its origin in the life and teachings of the Buddha through the period of philosophical ferment in India, and its thought and institutions in the East and the West up to the present.
Oasis Title: BUDDHIST TRADITION
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered: Offered every odd-numbered year.
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI 4402/6402. 3 hours.
Course Title: Confucianism and Chinese Tradition
Course Description: Confucianism and its place in traditional Chinese religion, thought, and culture. Emphasis on the teachings of foundational thinkers such as Confucius, Mencius, and Hsun-tzu.
Oasis Title: CONFUCIANISM
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered: Offered every odd-numbered year.
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI 4403/6403. 3 hours.
Course Title: The Taoist Tradition
Course Description: Taoism and its place in traditional Chinese religion, thought, and culture. Emphasis on the classical texts, Lao-tzu and Chuang-tzu; the evolution of the later Taoist religion; and the many varieties of Taoist spirituality.
Oasis Title: TAOIST TRADITION
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered: Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI 4404/6404. 3 hours.
Course Title: Japanese Religion
Course Description: Religion in Japan from earliest times to the present, with emphasis upon Shinto, the domestication of Buddhism, and the relationship of religion to the Japanese state and "national identity." Particular attention given to the development of Zen in Japan.
Oasis Title: JAPANESE RELIGION
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered: Offered every odd-numbered year.
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI 4405/6405. 3 hours.
Course Title: Buddhist Ritual Practices
Course Description: The variety of ritual practices employed by Buddhists around the world. An examination of both ritual studies generally and Buddhist rituals in specific.
Oasis Title: BUDDHIST RITUAL
Prerequisite: Third- or fourth-year student standing or permission of department
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI 4406/6406. 3 hours.
Course Title: The Hindu Tradition
Course Description: An in-depth study of Hinduism. The philosophy, ritual, iconography, literature, architecture, and social theory of Hinduism, a form of religion and culture that have dramatically shaped the history of South Asia and beyond.
Oasis Title: HINDU TRAD
Prerequisite: Third-year standing or permission of department
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI(PHIL) 4500/6500. 3 hours.
Course Title: Philosophy of Religion
Course Description: The meaning, nature, and validity of religious discourse, beliefs, and practices, involving theories concerning the existence and nature of God and humanity's relation to God.
Oasis Title: PHY OF RELIGION
Prerequisite: RELI 1003 or PHIL 1000 or PHIL 2200 or PHIL 2400
Semester Course
Offered: Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI 4510/6510. 3 hours.
Course Title: Indian Religions
Course Description: The basic contours of thought and practice of selected Indian religions, including the Vedas, Upanishads, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sufism, Sikhism, and the epic and poetic traditions.
Oasis Title: INDIAN RELIGIONS
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered: Offered every odd-numbered year.
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI 4520/6520. 3 hours.
Course Title: Constructive Theology
Course Description: The aims, methods, and content of theology as related to the theistic religions of humanity.
Oasis Title: CONSTRUCTIVE THEO
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered: Offered every odd-numbered year.
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI 4530/6530. 3 hours.
Course Title: Theology and Culture
Course Description: The relation of theology to philosophy, science, technology, and the arts, with special attention to the theological attempts to deal with the impact of science and technology upon culture and civilization.
Oasis Title: THEOLOGY/CULTURE
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered: Offered every odd-numbered year.
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI 4600/6600. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title: Religion and Literature
Course Description: An examination of religious themes in literature, focusing on religion generally, not a particular religion. The Enlightenment challenge to religion and literature's dealings with that challenge; identity in modern and postmodern fiction and world, community and modernity; and orthodox and unorthodox religious understandings in modern fiction.
Oasis Title: RELIGION AND LIT
Undergraduate Prerequisite: Third-year standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered: Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI 4615/6615. 3 hours.
Course Title: Sanskrit for Religious Studies I
Course Description: The study of classical Sanskrit through an emphasis on reading texts. As such, it is an examination of both the religious language and literature of India.
Oasis Title: SANSKRIT REL ST I
Duplicate Credit: Not open to students with credit in LING(CLAS) 4610/6610
Undergraduate Prerequisite: Third-year standing or permission of department
Graduate Prerequisite: Permission of department
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI 4616/6616. 3 hours.
Course Title: Sanskrit for Religious Studies II
Course Description: A continuation of Sanskrit for Religious Studies I. It further examines the elements of classical Sanskrit through an emphasis on reading texts and continues treatment of both the religious language and literature of India.
Oasis Title: SANSKRIT REL ST II
Duplicate Credit: Not open to students with credit in LING(CLAS) 4620/6620
Undergraduate Pre or Corequisite: (Third-year standing or permission of department) and RELI 4615/6615
Graduate Pre or Corequisite: Permission of department and RELI 4615/6615
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: AFST(RELI)(LACS) 4620/6620. 3 hours.
Course Title: African Religion in Diaspora
Course Description: Diasporic movement, sustainability, modifications, syncretic tendencies of African Derived Religions in the Americas, especially Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, and North America.
Oasis Title: AFRCN RELI DIASPORA
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI(AFST) 4625/6625. 3 hours.
Course Title: Eschatology in African Religion
Course Description: Examination of African doctrines, death, muses of death, categories of death, rites, final judgment, reincarnation, and the ancestral cult.
Oasis Title: AFREL ESCATH
Prerequisite: RELI(AFST) 1200 or third-year student standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered: Offered every year.
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI(ANTH) 4640/6640. 3 hours.
Course Title: Anthropology of Religion
Course Description: Anthropological approaches to the world's major religions as they relate to complex societies.
Oasis Title: ANT OF RELIGION
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered: Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI(ANTH)(NAMS) 4701/6701. 3 hours.
Course Title: Methods in the Study of Native American Culture
Course Description: Examination of the various methods used to study Native American cultures and religious traditions, including history, anthropology, literature, and history of religions.
Oasis Title: STDY METHD NTV AMCN
Duplicate Credit: Not open to students with credit in RELI 4700/6700
Pre or Corequisite: RELI(NAMS) 1100 or RELI(NAMS) 2004
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI(NAMS) 4705/6705. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title: Topics in Native American Studies
Course Description: Special topics in Native American Studies.
Oasis Title: TOPICS IN NAMS
Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing or permission of department
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI(NAMS) 4710/6710. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 12 hours credit.
Course Title: Directed Reading and Study in Native American Studies
Course Description: Individual reading and study in Native American Studies under the direction of a project director.
Oasis Title: DIR STUDY NAMS
Nontraditional Format: Directed study. Will support new certificate in Native American Studies.
Prerequisite: Third year- or fourth year-student standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered: Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI 4910/6910. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit. 9 hours lab per week.
Course Title: Topics in Asian Religions
Course Description: Selected topics in the study of one or more of the religions of Asia.
Oasis Title: TOPICS ASIAN REL
Prerequisite: Third- or fourth-year student standing or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered: Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI 7000. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 15 hours credit.
Course Title: Master's Research
Course Description: Research while enrolled for a master's degree under the direction of faculty members.
Oasis Title: MASTER'S RESEARCH
Nontraditional Format: Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Prerequisite: Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered: Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System: S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)

Course ID: RELI 7005. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Course Title: Graduate Student Seminar
Course Description: Advanced supervised experience in an applied setting. This course may not be used to satisfy a student's approved program of study.
Oasis Title: GRAD STUDENT SEM
Nontraditional Format: Seminar.
Semester Course
Offered: Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System: S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)

Course ID: RELI 7300. 1-3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 15 hours credit.
Course Title: Master's Thesis
Course Description: Thesis writing under the direction of the major professor.
Oasis Title: MASTER'S THESIS
Nontraditional Format: Independent research and thesis preparation.
Prerequisite: Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered: Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System: S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)

Course ID: RELI 7770. 3 hours.
Course Title: Theories and Methods in Religious Study and Pedagogy
Course Description: Theories, methodologies, and issues involved in the academic study, research, and teaching of religion. This course is required of all entering graduate students in religion and open to students in other departments.
Oasis Title: REL STDY & PEDAGOGY
Duplicate Credit: Not open to students with credit in RELI 6000
Semester Course
Offered: Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI 7771. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title: Teaching Religious Studies
Course Description: Materials, techniques, and objectives for teaching introductory undergraduate courses in religious studies. Particular attention given to presenting lectures, leading discussions, constructing examinations, incorporating instructional technology, and dealing with issues of classroom management.
Oasis Title: TCHNG RELI STUDIES
Prerequisite: RELI 7770
Semester Course
Offered: Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System: S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)

Course ID: RELI 8450. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit. 1 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title: Seminar in Problems and Topics in Biblical Research
Course Description: Major issues in Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) and/or New Testament research. Pentateuchal criticism, prophecy, apocalyptic movements, wisdom literature, the history of Religion of Ancient Israel, the text of the New Testament, the canon of the New Testament, Synoptic Gospels, Jesus, and Paul. Some topics will require a reading knowledge of Greek and/or Hebrew.
Oasis Title: SEM BIBL RSCH
Semester Course
Offered: Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI 8460. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit. 1 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title: Seminar in Problems and Topics in Judaism
Course Description: A major field or issue in Judaic studies such as Rabbinic literature, Jewish Mysticism, or Post-Holocaust Theology, or a particular Jewish thinker or school of thought. Some topics will require a reading knowledge of Hebrew.
Oasis Title: SEMINAR IN JUDIASM
Semester Course
Offered: Offered every odd-numbered year.
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI 8480. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit. 1 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title: Seminar in Problems and Topics in Islamic Research
Course Description: Major issues in Islamic studies, Qur'anic exegesis, Islamic law, philosophy, history, literature, hadith, sectarianism, and Sufism.
Oasis Title: SEM IN ISLAMIC RSCH
Semester Course
Offered: Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI 8490. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit. 1 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title: Seminar in Problems and Topics in Asian Religions
Course Description: Issues in one or more religions of South or East Asia, focusing on textual, historical, and/or interpretive problems.
Oasis Title: SEM IN ASIAN REL
Semester Course
Offered: Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI 8500. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit. 1 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title: Seminar in the History of Christian Thought
Course Description: The life, thought, and religious activities of a selected major or innovative Christian leader and his/her impact on the development of Christianity.
Oasis Title: SEM HIS CHRIST THGT
Prerequisite: RELI 4102/6102 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered: Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI 8510. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit. 1 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title: Seminar in Problems and Topics in Theology
Course Description: Traditional and contemporary problems and topics in theology. Substantive and methodological issues will be addressed.
Oasis Title: SEMINAR IN THEOLOGY
Prerequisite: Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered: Offered every even-numbered year.
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI 8520. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit. 1 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title: Seminar in Christian Theologians
Course Description: The works of Christian theologians both past and present. Substantive and methodological issues will be addressed.
Oasis Title: CHRISTIAN THEOLGNS
Prerequisite: Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered: Offered every odd-numbered year.
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: PHIL(RELI) 8630. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title: Seminar in Philosophy of Religion
Course Description: Major topics in the philosophy of religion, such as the nature and existence of God, the problem of evil, and the character of religious discourse.
Oasis Title: SEM PHIL OF REL
Prerequisite: Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered: Offered every year.
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

Course ID: RELI 8700. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 12 hours credit.
Course Title: Seminar in Problems and Topics in Religion Research
Course Description: Major issues in religion research. Topics will vary according to the area of discussion. Such areas will include biblical studies, religious history and philosophy, rabbinics, Islamics, Buddhism, canonical criticism.
Oasis Title: SEM RELIGION RSCH
Prerequisite: Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered: Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System: A-F (Traditional)

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