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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 2020

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 3034Introduction to Jewish History and CulturesSections [1]
RELS 3071Greek and Hellenistic ReligionsSections [1]
RELS 3113History of Modern Israel/Palestine: Society, Culture, and PoliticsSections [1]
RELS 3201Bible:Context & InterpretationSections [1]
RELS 3377A Thousand Years of Buddhism in China: Beliefs, Practices, and CultureSections [1]
RELS 3520History of the HolocaustSections [1]
RELS 3535Death and the Afterlife in the Ancient WorldSections [1]
RELS 3626WWitches, Seers, and Saints: Women, Gender, and Religion in the U.S.Sections [1]
RELS 3711The Islamic WorldSections [1]
RELS 3712Islam: Religion and CultureSections [1]
RELS 3716Gender and the Family in the Islamic WorldSections [1]
RELS 3717Christians, Muslims, and Jews in the Middle AgesSections [1]
RELS 3718WChrist in Islamic ThoughtSections [1]
RELS 3722The Ottoman EmpireSections [1]
RELS 3896Internship in Religion, Society, and CultureSections [1]
RELS 3993Directed StudiesSections [2]
RELS 4952CapstoneSections [9]
RELS 5071Greek and Hellenistic ReligionsSections [1]
RELS 5993Directed StudiesSections [1]

Spring 2021

Course NumberCourse TitleSections
RELS 1001Introduction to the Religions of the WorldSections [1]
RELS 1082Jesus in HistorySections [2]
RELS 3001WTheory and Method in Religion: Critical Approaches to the Study of Rel...Sections [1]
RELS 3092Jesus in HistorySections [2]
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 3502WAncient Israel: From Conquest to ExileSections [1]
RELS 3611Eastern Orthodoxy: History and CultureSections [1]
RELS 3612Baroque Rome: Art and Politics in the Papal CapitalSections [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 3717Christians, Muslims, and Jews in the Middle AgesSections [1]
RELS 3993Directed StudiesSections [1]
RELS 4952CapstoneSections [1]
RELS 5001Theory and Method in the Study of Religion: Critical Approaches to the...Sections [1]
RELS 5612Baroque Rome: Art and Politics in the Papal CapitalSections [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.