Religion (RELG)

RELG 181G, INTRODUCTION TO WORLD RELIGIONS 3 (3)

An introduction to the major world religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Taoism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Explores beliefs and practices of each religion; includes reading from primary texts. Humanities Core Course.

General Education: C5, IN1, IN3, IN4

Typically Offered: Summer, Fall and Spring Semesters

RELG 182G, INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF RELIGION 3 (3)

This is a basic introductory course that covers the ways to study, interpret, and understand the religious dimension of human existence such as myth, ritual, ethical behavior, emotional response, and symbolic expression. Whereas Introduction to World Religions (RELG 181) offers a survey of different religious traditions, this course explores the general phenomenon of religion and the method of religious studies commonly applied to them. Humanities Core Course.

General Education: C5, IN1, IN3, IN4

Typically Offered: Summer, Fall and Spring Semesters

RELG 251G, EXPLORING THE BIBLE 3 (3)

An introductory exploration of the major themes, nature, and contents of the Old and New Testaments.

General Education: C5, IN1, IN4

Course Entry Requirement(s): Prerequisite: ENGL 161

Typically Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

RELG 261, RELIGION IN AMERICA 3 (3)

An examination of religious experience in America. Includes the study of historical development in American religious life as well an exploration of the religious diversity in contemporary American society. Humanities Core Course.

General Education: C5, IN1, IN3

Course Entry Requirement(s): Prerequisite: ENGL 161

Typically Offered: Spring Semester

RELG 262G, INTRODUCTION TO EASTERN PHILOSOPHY 3 (3)

This course is an introduction survey to Eastern philosophies including India, China and Japan. The course will make use of primary texts, in translation, to explore the cosmology, ontology, and epistemology of Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism in their various manifestations through history. This course is cross-listed with PHLY 262G. Humanities Core Course.

General Education: C5, IN1, IN3, IN4

Course Entry Requirement(s): Prerequisite: ENGL 161

Typically Offered: Fall Semester

RELG 270G, RELIGION AND SCIENCE 3 (3)

This course explores the intersections and interactions of religion and science. By introducing critical methods in the study of religion and science, the course considers the issues such as the place of religion in a scientific age and the relationship between faith and reason.

General Education: C5, IN1, IN3, IN4

Typically Offered: Spring Semester

RELG 281G, PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION 3 (3)

An introduction to the major topics in the philosophy of religion including the nature and existence of God, the problem of evil, the significance of religious experience, and the nature of religious truth. No prerequisite but PHLY 151 and/or PHLY 161 is recommended. Humanities Core Course.

General Education: C5, IN1, IN4

Typically Offered: Spring Semester

RELG 299, INDIVIDUALIZED STUDIES/RELIGION 1-2 (2)

An in depth study in the area of computer aided design presented by discussions and/or individual research and reading. Topics will vary. Repeatable up to a total of four (4) credit hours.

Course Entry Requirement(s): Prerequisite: Divisional approval

Typically Offered: Offer as required