Introduction to Religion (3)
The basic religious concerns of humanity and the ways in which religions have developed in Eastern and Western history, giving intellectual, moral, and institutional expression to the meaning of human existence and its relationship to the transcendent. First semester: folk religions and the religions of the East. Second semester: religions of the West and modern religious developments.
Biblical Studies: New Testament (3)
Analysis of the New Testament and contemporary methods of interpretation; theological development of earliest Christianity and the problem of the historical Jesus.
Seminar on Religion and Culture (3)
Interdisciplinary survey of religious themes in literature and the fine arts and of religious concerns as they relate to other academic disciplines.
Topics in Religious Studies (3)
Each semester the course will offer a different topic for intensive, interdisciplinary study in a seminar format.