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Religious Studies (RL ST)

RL ST 400 Theories of Religion (3) Comparative and interdisciplinary study of two or more systematic theories of religion: anthropological, psychological, sociological, philosophical/theological.
Effective: Fall 1983
Prerequisite: 6 credits in religious studies or seventh-semester standing  

RL ST 405 (IL) (J ST 405) Jews and Food (3) Jewish laws, customs and attitudes with regard to food production, agricultural policy and eating from biblical to modern times.
Effective: Spring 2016
 

RL ST 407Y (IL) (HIST 409Y, J ST 409Y) Antisemitisms (3) Surveys the history of anti-Semitism from antiquity through the Middle Ages to the present.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

RL ST 408 (US;IL) Hindu Studies (3) Special topics in Hindu studies.
Effective: Summer 2005
Prerequisite: 3 credits in religious studies  

RL ST 409 (US;IL) Buddhist Studies (3) Special topics in Buddhist studies.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: 3 credits in religious studies  

RL ST 410 (US;IL) (HIST 410, J ST 410) Jews in the Medieval World (3) Trends in medieval Jewish society under Islam and Western Christendom.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

RL ST 411 (US;IL) (J ST 411) Jewish Studies (3) Study of the life and thought of a particular period or movement in the history of Judaism.
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: 3 credits in religious studies  

RL ST 412 (J ST 412) American Judaism (3) The development of Jewish religion and culture in America from the colonial era to the present.
Effective: Summer 1999
Prerequisite: HEBR 010 orJ ST 010  

RL ST 420 Major Christian Thinkers (3) Systematic inquiry into the religious thought of one or more Christian thinkers, such as Paul, Augustine, Luther, Calvin, Kierkegaard, or Tillich.
Effective: Fall 1983
Prerequisite: 3 credits in religious studies  

RL ST 422 (GH;US) (AM ST 422, HIST 422) Religion and American Culture (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Selected topics, problems, or historical movements in American religion. Relation between religion and American culture.
Effective: Fall 2015
Prerequisite: 3 credits of history or religious studies  

RL ST 423 (GH;IL) (HIST 423) Orthodox Christianity: History and Interpretations (3) Examines Orthodox Christianity from origins to present using critical historical analysis of primary and secondary sources.
Effective: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: HIST 105  

RL ST 424H (HIST 424H, J ST 424H) Monotheism and the Birth of the West (3) The birth of monotheism and its relation to social organization, the idea of individuality, and science.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: RL ST 004, RL ST 102, RL ST 110 orRL ST 120  

RL ST 425W (CAMS 425W, J ST 425W) Books of the Bible: Readings and Interpretation (3 per semester/maximum of 12) Study of a biblical book/topic in terms of literary, historical, and cultural contexts, history of interpretation, and critical scholarship.
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: 3 credits in CAMS or J ST or RL ST recommended CAMS/J ST/RL ST 110 or 120; or ENGL 104  

RL ST 440Y (US;IL) The Orthodox Christian Tradition (3) History, culture, and beliefs of the Eastern Orthodox religious tradition with special reference to Russia.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: RL ST 004, RL ST 124, RL ST 125, RUS 100 orRUS 110  

RL ST 461 (US;IL) (SOC 461) Sociology of Religion (3) Contemporary religion in the global perspectives: beliefs, structure, and function of major religious traditions, denominations, and cults.
Effective: Fall 2013
Prerequisite: 3 credits of sociology or religious studies  

RL ST 471Y (IL) (HIST 471Y) Classical Islamic Civilization, 600-1258 (3) Pre-Islamic Arabia; Muhammad; Arab conquest; Islamic beliefs and institutions; literary, artistic, and scientific achievements; relations with Europe; breakdown of unity.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

RL ST 478 (J ST 478) Ethics After the Holocaust (3) Explores the philosophical effects of the Holocaust for thinking about the primary question: Is ethics possible?
Effective: Summer 2012
Prerequisite: one course in Jewish Studies or Philosophy  

RL ST 483 (IL) (ASIA 487) Zen Buddhism (3) The development and current state of Zen Buddhist thought and practice.
Effective: Fall 2016
 

RL ST 494 Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Summer 1994
 

RL ST 494H Research Project (1-12) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small-group basis.
Effective: Fall 2007
 

RL ST 495 Internship (1-18) Supervised off-campus, non-group instruction, including field experience, practica, or internships.
Effective: Summer 2004
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor  

RL ST 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

RL ST 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

RL ST 499 (IL) Foreign Study--Religious Studies (1-12) Courses offered in foreign countries by individual or group instruction.
Effective: Summer 2005
 

RL ST 590 Colloquium (1-3) Continuing seminars which consist of a series of individual lectures by faculty, students, or outside speakers.
Effective: Spring 1987
 

RL ST 596 Individual Studies (1-9) Creative projects, including nonthesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 1987
 

RL ST 597 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently.
Effective: Spring 1987
 

RL ST 603 Foreign Academic Experience (1-12) Foreign study and/or research constituting progress toward the degree at a foreign university.
Effective: Spring 2002
 

RL ST 611 Ph.D. Dissertation Part-Time (0) No description.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

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