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Courses & Transfers

Courses in Religious Studies offer contextualized approaches to religious subject matter. Most of our courses originate in other CLA departments: history, Asian languages & literatures, classical & Near Eastern studies, anthropology, etc. With over 60 courses cross-listed with RELS, students have a wealth of options from which to choose.

Spring 2019

Course NumberCourse TitleSections
RELS 1001Introduction to the Religions of the WorldSections [1]
RELS 1082Jesus in HistorySections [1]
RELS 3001WTheory and Method in Religion: Critical Approaches to the Study of Rel...Sections [1]
RELS 3079Muslims and Jews: Conflict and Co-existence in the Middle East and Nor...Sections [1]
RELS 3092Jesus in HistorySections [1]
RELS 3205Women, Gender, and the Hebrew BibleSections [1]
RELS 3373Religion and Society in Imperial ChinaSections [1]
RELS 3415WArt of IndiaSections [5]
RELS 3502Ancient Israel: From Conquest to ExileSections [1]
RELS 3504Apocalypticism, Cosmic Warfare, and the Maccabees: Jewish Strategies o...Sections [1]
RELS 3520History of the HolocaustSections [1]
RELS 3611Eastern Orthodoxy: History and CultureSections [1]
RELS 3627The End of the World in Literature and HistorySections [1]
RELS 3704Exploring the Quran: An intellectual odyssey with Islam's holy scriptu...Sections [1]
RELS 3714Islam and the WestSections [1]
RELS 3715History of the CrusadesSections [1]
RELS 3721North Africa since 1500: Islam, Colonialism, and IndependenceSections [1]
RELS 3722The Ottoman EmpireSections [1]
RELS 3993Directed StudiesSections [1]
RELS 4952CapstoneSections [1]
RELS 5001Theory and Method in the Study of Religion: Critical Approaches to the...Sections [1]
RELS 5993Directed StudiesSections [1]

Fall 2019

There are no RELS courses available for Fall 2019.
Please see classinfo.umn.edu for more info.

For fuller descriptions and more in-depth information on courses in the current or upcoming semester, see the ClassInfo database.

Transferring Religious Studies and Theology Courses 
Religious studies and theology courses transfer if they are not doctrinal, confessional, or sectarian in nature. Religious studies courses from public institutions transfer without special review; religious studies courses from all other institutions must be reviewed by faculty of the Religious Studies Program.

To request a review of a course, follow the instructions for Transfer Credit Evaluation.

See a complete list of undergraduate courses.