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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.

Course descriptions in our ClassInfo database provide more in-depth information about courses, expectations, and workload to give you a realistic understanding about what you will experience in each course. Schedule Builder is a tool for students to explore and build their course schedule. 

Fall 2019

Course NumberCourse TitleSections
RELS 1002Contemporary Issues in Religion, Culture, and Society: An Introduction...Sections [1]
RELS 1034Introduction to Jewish History and CulturesSections [1]
RELS 1201Bible:Context & InterpretationSections [1]
RELS 1544WMartyrs, Monks, Crusaders: World Christianity, 100-1400Sections [1]
RELS 3013WBiblical Law and Jewish EthicsSections [1]
RELS 3034Introduction to Jewish History and CulturesSections [1]
RELS 3121Gender and Body in Early ChristianitySections [1]
RELS 3201Bible:Context & InterpretationSections [1]
RELS 3321American Indian PhilosophiesSections [1]
RELS 3374Introduction to Japanese ReligionsSections [1]
RELS 3544WMartyrs, Monks, Crusaders: World Christianity, 100-1400Sections [1]
RELS 3609Medieval ArtSections [1]
RELS 3623Religion and the American Culture WarsSections [1]
RELS 3627The End of the World in Literature and HistorySections [1]
RELS 3631Islam in America: A History of the PresentSections [1]
RELS 3671HinduismSections [1]
RELS 3708The Cultures of the Silk RoadSections [1]
RELS 3711The Islamic WorldSections [1]
RELS 3712Islam: Religion and CultureSections [1]
RELS 3715History of the CrusadesSections [1]
RELS 3722The Ottoman EmpireSections [1]
RELS 3896Internship in Religion, Society, and CultureSections [1]
RELS 3993Directed StudiesSections [2]
RELS 4952CapstoneSections [9]
RELS 5013WBiblical Law and Jewish EthicsSections [1]
RELS 5121Gender and Body in Early ChristianitySections [1]
RELS 5993Directed StudiesSections [1]

Spring 2020

Course NumberCourse TitleSections
RELS 1001Introduction to the Religions of the WorldSections [1]
RELS 1082Jesus in HistorySections [3]
RELS 3001WTheory and Method in Religion: Critical Approaches to the Study of Rel...Sections [1]
RELS 3092Jesus in HistorySections [3]
RELS 3202Bible: Prophecy in Ancient IsraelSections [1]
RELS 3205Women, Gender, and the Hebrew BibleSections [1]
RELS 3206Sex, Murder, and Bodily Discharges: Purity and Pollution in the Ancien...Sections [1]
RELS 3415WArt of IndiaSections [5]
RELS 3611Eastern Orthodoxy: History and CultureSections [1]
RELS 3627The End of the World in Literature and HistorySections [1]
RELS 3628Jewish American Literature: Religion, Culture, and the Immigrant Exper...Sections [1]
RELS 3704Exploring the Quran: An intellectual odyssey with Islam's holy scriptu...Sections [1]
RELS 3714Islam and the WestSections [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]

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.