Spotlighted Undergraduate Courses
Below, we have highlighted various Religious Studies courses that are on offer, including upcoming courses, Humanities "Signature" Courses, and Religious Studies "Gateway" courses.
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SPOTLIGHTED COURSES for AY 2021-2022:
RLST 22040- Religion in Israeli-Palestinian Conflict and Peacemaking
RLST 22812- Introduction to Hinduism
RLST 25563- Does American Democracy Need Religion?
RLST 25705- The Bible and Ecology
RLST 27305- Haj to Utopia: Race, Religion, and Revolution in South Asian America
RLST 27713- Israel and American Jewry: Peoplehood, Religion, and Politics
RLST 28005- Illicit Religion: Contesting Religious Freedom under the Law in Modern America
RLST 28009- God-Given Whites: Christianity and White Supremacy in the United States from Colonization to Trump
RLST 28307- Transfiguration: Changing Bodies and Gender in Premodern Christianity
RLST 29050- Religion, Race, and Gender in the (Un)Making of American Mass Incarceration
Religious Studies Courses Taught Every Year
RLST 10100 - Introduction to Religious Studies (Autumn or Winter)
RLST 11004 - Introduction to the Hebrew Bible (Autumn)
RLST 12000 - Introduction to the New Testament (Winter)
Recurring Religious Studies Courses (Taught Frequently)
RLST 11030 - Introduction to the Qur'an
RLST 20505 - Pagans and Christians: Greek Background to Early Christianity
RLST 23250 - Introduction to Islamic Theology
RLST 23599 - Christian and Anti-Christian: Kierkegaard and Nietzsche on Religion and Morality
RLST 23880 - Villains: Evil in Philosophy, Religion, and Film
RLST 23905 - Is Buddhism a Religion?
RlST 24110 - The Ethics of War: Reading Michael Walzer's Just and Unjust Wars
RLST 24251 - The Bhagavad Gita: Contested Readings of a World Classic
RLST 25704 - Environmental Justice in Chicago
RLST 26101 - Buddhism
RLST 27250 - The Trials of Religion
RLST 28308 - Introduction to Byzantine Art
RLST 28511 - Star Wars and Religion
RLST 28705 - Christian Iconography
Humanities Signature Courses for AY 2021-2022
For more info on Humanities SIGN courses, click here.
SIGN 26067 - RLST 26670 "Religious Autobiographies" (Winter 2022)
SIGN 26069 - RLST 24103 "Bioethics" (Spring 2022)
Our other signature courses, which will be taught again in upcoming years:
SIGN 26068 - Major Trends in Islamic Mysticism
SIGN 26072 - Religion, Science, and Naturalism: Is There a Problem?
SIGN 26073 - Philosophy and Literature in India
SIGN 26074 - My Body, My Self: Asceticism and Subjectivity