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Religious Studies Curriculum

Religions of South and Southeast Asia (RELG 211)

This course examines and analyzes the beliefs and practices of Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Sikhism, and Islam in the cultural contexts of South and Southeast Asia. Influences of Buddhist and Hindu traditions on modern European and North American culture are also explored. Fall and Spring Semesters

Judaism, Christianity, and Islam (RELG 212)

This course examines and analyzes the beliefs and practices of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in cultural contexts from their origins to the present. The global reaches and interactions of these religious traditions are explored in Europe, Africa, and the Americas. Fall and Spring Semesters

Old Testament Literature (RELG 241)

This course surveys the content of Judaism's Bible (Christianity's Old Testament) in its original Hebrew cultural/religious context, using insights of modern critical scholarship. Origins and early development of Hebrew religious beliefs and practices are examined.

New Testament Literature (RELG 242)

This course surveys the content of Christianity's New Testament in its original Hebraic and Greco-Roman context using insights of modern critical scholarship.  Origins and early development of Christianity and its religious beliefs and practices are examined.  Spring Semester

Religions of East Asia (RELG 250)

This course surveys the origins and developments of East Asian religions (i.e., the religions of China, Korea, Japan, Mongolia, and Taiwan). The religious beliefs and practices of Confucianism, Taoism, Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism, and Shinto are examined in terms of their vital role in the development of ancient and modern East Asian civilizations. Spring Semester

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Associate Degree


Religious Studies, AA


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