Courses & Transfers
Our courses offer contextualized approaches to religious subject matter, and most originate in other CLA departments, such as history, Asian & Middle Eastern studies, Classical & Near Eastern studies, and anthropology. With over 60 courses cross-listed with our program, students have a wealth of options from which to choose.
Course descriptions in the ClassInfo database provide more in-depth information about courses, expectations, and workload to give you a realistic understanding of what you will experience in each course. Schedule Builder is a tool for students to explore and build their course schedules.
Spring 2022 RELS Courses
View a comprehensive list of our fall 2021 course offerings along with course descriptions on our Course Gallery (PDF) or view our ClassInfo list, which provides detailed information on all of our courses. The links below open in Schedule Builder.
- RELS 1001 Introduction to Religions of the World
- RELS 3001W/5001 Theory and Method on the Study of Religions
- RELS 3071/5071 Greek and Hellenistic Religions
- RELS 3072 Birth of Christianity
- RELS 3079: Muslims and Jews: Conflict and Co-existence in the Middle East and North Africa since 1700
- RELS 1082/3092 Jesus in History, Art & Culture
- RELS 3205 Women, Gender, and the Hebrew Bible
- RELS 3206 Sex, Murder, and Bodily Discharges: Purity and Pollution in the Ancient World
- RELS 3321 American Indian Philosophies
- RELS 3415W Art of India
- RELS 3611 Eastern Orthodox
- RELS 3612 Baroque Rome: Art and Politics in the Papal Capital
- RELS 3627 The End of the World in Literature and History
- RELS 3631 Islam in America: A History of the Present
- RELS 3704 Exploring the Quran: An intellectual odyssey with Islam's holy scripture
- RELS 3777 Diversity of Traditions: Indian Empires after 1200
- RELS 3543 Pagans, Christians, Barbarians: The World of Late Antiquity
- RELS 3722 The Ottoman Empire
- FREN 5350 Topics in Literature and Culture
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 Religious Studies Program faculty.
To request a review of a course, follow the instructions for transfer credit evaluation.