Spotlighted Undergraduate Courses

Below, we have highlighted some of our new Religious Studies courses, as well as current courses that are taught frequently.

Looking for our full undergraduate offerings? Visit the Courses page to see our full course catalog.




RLST 26013- Drinking with God: An Introduction to Sufism

RLST 24802- Foucault and the Christians: On Ethics, Desire, and The History of Sexuality

RLST 28991- The Prophet Q

RLST 25705- The Bible and Ecology

RLST 22812- Introduction to Classical Hinduism

RLST 26302- Religion, Medicine, and the Experience of Illness

RLST 23823- Melancholy: Readings in Medieval Christian Literature

RLST 28447- It’s the End of the World as We Know It: Apocalyptic Literature and Millenarian Movements

RLST 27305- Haj to Utopia: Race, Religion, and Revolution in South Asian America

RLST 27391- Pirates, Saints, and Rebels: Religions of the Indian Ocean

RLST 27721- Race and Religion: Theorizing Blackness and Jewishness

RLST 29050- Religion, Race, and Gender in the (Un)Making of American Mass Incarceration



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


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 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