Religious Studies (RELS)

RELS 401G   Religious Studies Seminar    3 Hours (repeatable max of 12 hrs)

A seminar with rotating topics designed primarily for advanced students in religious studies.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; fall 2015

RELS 430G   Christianity to 1517    3 Hours

An investigation of the development of Christian thought and institutions from the first century of the Church until the Reformation.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

RELS 431G   Christianity 1517 to the Present    3 Hours

An investigation of the development of Christian thought and institutions from the Reformation to the present.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015

RELS 499G   Independent Research Religious Studies    3 Hours

Directed study and research in one area of religious studies.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

RELS 500   Theory and Method in the Study of Religion    4 Hours

An introduction to key theoretical and methodological approaches to the comparative study of religion - including sociological, psychological, anthropological, textual and other approaches.
Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2015; fall 2016; fall 2017

RELS 501   Seminar in Religious Studies    3 Hours

Specific issues in one of the areas of concentration.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

RELS 510   Seminar in Religious Literature    3 Hours (repeatable max of 12 hrs)

Selected literature from one or more major religious traditions.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017

RELS 520   Seminar in Religious History    3 Hours (repeatable max of 12 hrs)

Significant topics, movements, or events in the development of one major religious traditions.
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

RELS 530   Seminar in Religious Thought    3 Hours (repeatable max of 12 hrs)

Selected topics or thinkers from one or more major religious traditions.
Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2015

RELS 598   Independent Study in Religion    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Directed study and research in selected topics in religious studies.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; summer 2015; fall 2015; winter 2016; spring 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017

RELS 599   Thesis Writing    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

Directed research and writing toward the completion of a master's thesis.
Grade Mode: Pass/Fail
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017

RELS 600   Maintaining Matriculation    1 Hour (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

Maintaining Matriculation
Prerequisite(s): Graduate student in Religious Studies.
Grade Mode: Non-graded
Recent Term(s) Offered: None

RELS 601   Graduate Seminar in Religious Studies    4 Hours (repeatable max of 12 hrs)

An intensive study of one or more central aspects of religion, focusing on one or more religious traditions. Content areas of the seminar will vary by semester and instructor.
Prerequisite(s): Graduate student in religious studies or consent of the instructor.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; fall 2015; fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017

RELS 602   Thesis and Project Development Seminar    1 Hour

A forum for graduate students in religious studies to facilitate the development of thesis or project proposals.
Prerequisite(s): Graduate student in religious studies.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017

RELS 603   Thesis and Project Capstone Colloquium    1 Hour

A forum for graduate students in religious studies to facilitate the completion of thesis or projects. Includes a concluding colloquium for the public presentation of work.
Prerequisite(s): Graduate student in religious studies.
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; spring 2016; spring 2017

RELS 610   Teaching Practicum in Religious Studies    1 Hour (repeatable max of 4 hrs)

A forum for graduate students to learn about curriculum design and pedagogy for courses in Religious Studies and to discuss their current work.
Prerequisite(s): Graduate teaching assistant in religious studies or permission of instructor.
Grade Mode: Pass/Fail
Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2015; fall 2015; spring 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017