Religious Studies - Course of Study

See Religious Studies course descriptions from our catalog‌ for more information 

Introductory

  • RS 101 Exploring Religion

RS 101 Subtitles

  • Asian Religions
  • Common Questions, Traditional Responses
  • Peoples of the Book, Sacred Texts and Their Communities
  • Religion and the Critical Mind
  • Religion in a Comparative Key
  • RS 201: Hebrew Bible/Old Testament
  • RS 205: Women in the Bible
  • RS 207: Prophetic and Apocalyptic Voices 
  • RS 209: Jewish Interpretations of Scriptures
  • RS 210: Introduction to Judaism
  • RS 211: History of the Jewish Experience
  • RS 213: Jews and Judaism in America
  • RS 215: Women in Judaism
  • RS 218: Faith After the Holocaust
  • RS 220: The Writings of Paul
  • RS 221: The Good News of the Gospels
  • RS 222: The Writings of John
  • RS 230: Introduction to Catholicism
  • RS 231: The Problem of God
  • RS 232: Jesus Christ Yesterday and Today
  • RS 234: The Church
  • RS 235: Liberation Theology 
  • RS 236: Christian Feminist Theology 
  • RS 237: The Sacraments in Christian Life
  • RS 238: Evil
  • RS 239: Last Things: The Catholic Belief in Life After Death
  • RS 240: The Medieval Church
  • RS 241: Encountering God in Medieval Christian Thought
  • RS 244: Finding God in All Things: The Spiritual Legacy of Ignatius of Loyola
  • RS 245: The Reformation Era
  • RS 248: The Catholic Intellectual Tradition
  • RS 249: American Catholic Theologians
  • RS 250: Contemporary Morality: Basic Questions
  • RS 252: Contemporary Moral Problems
  • RS 253: The Morality of Marriage in Christian Perspective
  • RS 255: Catholic Social Teaching
  • RS 257: Christian Spirituality
  • RS 260: Religion in the United States
  • RS 263: New Religious Movements in America
  • RS 267: Mormonism: An American Church
  • RS 270: Introduction to Islam
  • RS 273: Islamic Ethical and Legal Thought
  • RS 275: Islam in America
  • RS 276: Islamic Theology
  • RS 280: Hinduism
  • RS 285: Buddhism
  • RS 286: Buddhism in the United States
  • RS 289: Tantrism
  • RS 299: Special Topics in Religious Studies
  • RS 300: Second Temple Judaism and the Dead Sea Scrolls
  • RS 301: Religious Diversity in Early Judaism and Christianity 
  • RS 315: Modern Jewish Theology
  • RS 320: The Reinterpretation of the New Testament
  • RS 325: The Quest for the Historical Jesus
  • RS 341: Selected Topics in the Catholic Tradition
  • RS 343: The Papacy 
  • RS 350: The Classic: Truth in Religion and the Arts
  • RS 354: Saints and Sinners: Images of Holiness in Contemporary Fiction 
  • RS 363: Religious Values in Film 
  • RS 377: Sufism and Islamic Spirituality 
  • RS 279: Islam, Race, and Power
  • RS 388: Buddhist Spirituality 

Special Seminars

  • RS 398: Independent Study 
  • RS 399: Religious Studies Seminar 

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