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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: None

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: None

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 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 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: None

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: winter 2016; spring 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017; spring 2018

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

Directed research and writing toward the completion of a master's thesis.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016; spring 2017; spring 2018

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

Maintaining Matriculation.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2018; summer 2018

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): permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: 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.

Recent Term(s) Offered: 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.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016; spring 2017; spring 2018

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. Note: Graduate teaching assistant in religious studies required.

Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2016; fall 2016; spring 2017; fall 2017; spring 2018