Catalog Review

For Course Qualities In Effect For 2014-15

Process Date: 20-OCT-2014

RLST - Religious Studies

100 INTRO TO RELIGIOUS STUDIES Active
  Long Title: Introduction to Religious Studies  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 35 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G006 - LL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
G042 - Diversity-Global GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S038 - Religious Studies Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL02 - Introductory Course
Prerequisites:
Description: An introduction to the academic study of religion exploring cross-culturally some of the fundamental ways in which people experience and understand religion. Questions addressed include: What is religion? What are the basic forms of religious life? What connections exist among self-identity, the sacred, and society? How do those connections help to establish meaning and values in human existence? How is religious knowledge possible? Readings include primary religious texts and critical reflections on religion. Intended primarily for freshmen and sophomores or students with no prior work in the religious studies department.

150 INTRODUCTION TO HEBREW BIBLE Active
  Long Title: Introduction to the Hebrew Bible  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G006 - LL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S038 - Religious Studies Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL02 - Introductory Course
Prerequisites:
Description: The purpose of this course is to survey the various genres of the Hebrew Bible, including narrative, law, poetry, historiography and prophecy. The main focus of the course will be a close reading of primary texts in order to familiarize students with major themes and scholarly debates. All readings are in English.

191 DIRECTED STUDY IN REL STUDIES Active
  Long Title: Directed Study in Religious Studies  
Units: 1 TO 98 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: Yes
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: Yes
Permission Req.: Yes Schedule Type: 14 - Directed Study Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G006 - LL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S038 - Religious Studies Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL02 - Introductory Course
Prerequisites: Counter Registration Required.
Description: Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.

210 HINDUISM Active
  Long Title: Hinduism  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
G042 - Diversity-Global GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S038 - Religious Studies Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites:
Description: A survey of the religious and philosophical elements that constitute the broad system of beliefs known as Hinduism. Emphasis is placed on intellectual history, but dominant patterns of ritual and religious experience are also covered. Readings include primary texts and associated commentaries.

215 BUDDHISM IN INDIA AND TIBET Active
  Long Title: Buddhism in India and Tibet  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
G042 - Diversity-Global GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S038 - Religious Studies Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites:
Description: An introductory survey of Buddhist thought and practice in India and Tibet. The historical development of key Buddhist concepts and schools is emphasized. Readings include translations of Buddhist canonical works.

216 BUDDHISM IN CHINA AND JAPAN Active
  Long Title: Buddhism in China and Japan  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: RLST 216 Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: A005 - Cross-Listed Course
G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
G042 - Diversity-Global GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S038 - Religious Studies Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites:
Description: An introductory survey of Buddhist thought and practice in China and Japan. The history of key Buddhist concepts and schools in East Asia is the primary focus. Readings include translations from East Asian Buddhist canonical works.

225 INTRODUCTION TO JUDAISM Active
  Long Title: Introduction to Judaism: Canon, Thought, Practice  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: RLST 225 Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: A005 - Cross-Listed Course
G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
G044 - Diversity-Dimens GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S038 - Religious Studies Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites:
Description: The oldest monotheistic religion, studied through its classic texts (including the Bible, Talmud, Maimonides, the Zohar and much more). Readings of the modern era will highlight the shift from a religion to a national/ethnic identity. In addition, key terms of the Jewish cycle of life will be introduced.

235 ISRAELI-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT Active
  Long Title: The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Founding Myths and Contemporary Realities  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
G042 - Diversity-Global GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S038 - Religious Studies Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites:
Description: This course will examine key events in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with special attention to the religious context, including themes such as sacred space, holy war, martyrhood, and messianism. These will be discussed in the context of 1948 and 1967 wars, Jewish settlers, the rise of Hamas, and Christian evangelism.

240 ISLAM Active
  Long Title: Islam  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 30 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
G042 - Diversity-Global GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S038 - Religious Studies Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites:
Description: An introduction to Islam. Students will study primary sources beginning with the Quran and ending with a contemporary Muslim writer. Attention will be focussed on both the theological development of Islam and its lived experience as witnessed through the arts and architecture.

245 APPLE, GOOGLE, FACEBOOK Active
  Long Title: Apple, Google, Facebook  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 20 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S038 - Religious Studies Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing
Description: Our current relation to technology and information feels new, yet it fits with the cultural and religious transformations pointed to in Robert Bellah’s classic Habits of the Heart. The innovation exemplified by the three corporations in the title is changing notions of religiosity and our understanding of religious traditions.

246 GENDER & BODY IN JEWISH LIT Active
  Long Title: Gender and Body in Jewish Literature  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
G044 - Diversity-Dimens GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S038 - Religious Studies Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing
Description: This course will explore representations of gender and body in Jewish literature from the ancient period to contemporary times. Issues will include Jewish law, the image of god, constructions of masulintiy and femininity in the jewish tradition, and female heroines.

260 CHRISTIANITY THROUGH 15TH CENT Active
  Long Title: Christianity through the 15th Century  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S038 - Religious Studies Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites:
Description: An examination of the major developments in Christian thought and practice from its origin to the late Middle Ages. Topics include the formation of doctrine in the early church, Christian heresies, the cult of martyrs, the development of the monastic tradition, and the rise of the papacy.

265 ARABIAN NIGHTS Active
  Long Title: Arabian Nights  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
G044 - Diversity-Dimens GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S038 - Religious Studies Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites:
Description: The Arabian Nights, or 1001 Nights, with its imaginative stories provides a unique glimpse of popular Islam in the medieval period. In addition its appropriations by the West allows for a study of later perceptions of the Middle East and Islam.

270 CHRISTIANITY IN MODERN WORLD Active
  Long Title: Christianity in the Modern World  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S038 - Religious Studies Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites:
Description: A selective study of Christian history from the Reformation to the present. Special attention paid to the impact of modernity (e.g., the rise of science, the development of the historical critical method, religious pluralism, secularization) on Christian belief.

285 HEBREW PROPHETS Active
  Long Title: Hebrew Prophets  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S038 - Religious Studies Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing
Description: This course will cover the phenomenon of prophecy as it appears in the Hebrew Bible. We will focus especially on the major books of prophecy—Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel—but will turn our attention also to some of the minor and non-writing prophets as well.

290 RELIGION IN ANCIENT EGYPT Active
  Long Title: Religion in Ancient Egypt: Pyramids, Wisdom, and Eternal Life  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
G042 - Diversity-Global GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S038 - Religious Studies Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor
Description: We will examine the religious tradition of Egypt as it developed in the old, middle, and new kingdoms. Ideas about eternal life as detailed in the Pyramid Texts and embodied in the Pyramids will be closely studied, along with the tradition of wisdom literature.

295 THE JEW AS METAPHOR Active
  Long Title: The Jew as Metaphor  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
G044 - Diversity-Dimens GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S038 - Religious Studies Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing
Description: This course will explore the representation of the Jew in literature, philosophy, and the social sciences. Readings will include writers such as Hegel, Marx, T.S. Eliot, Wagner, and Philip Roth. In each case the Jew functions as a metaphor that allows thinkers to articulate their own ideas about history, nationalism, culture, and religion.

305 ATHEISM Active
  Long Title: Atheism  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S038 - Religious Studies Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing
Description: An examination of selected works from the so-called "New Atheism" movement. Modern thinkers like Dawkins and Hitchens have forcefully attacked the history, psychology, sociology, economics and ethics of religious belief. This course will utilize their works to investigate questions such as "Is religious belief unhealthy? Immature? Dangerous?"

316 GREEK-ISLAMIC PHIL TRADITION Active
  Long Title: Greek-Islamic Philosophical Tradition  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: RLST 316 Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: A005 - Cross-Listed Course
G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
G042 - Diversity-Global GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S038 - Religious Studies Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing
Description: After covering relevant fundamentals in Greek philosophy (Aristotle and Plato), we will proceed to later philosophers, both Greek (the Neoplatonists) and Islamic (Ibn Sina, Suhrawardi), whose work inherits the same methods and questions, Our special focus will be questions about philosophical method, the soul, and mystical experience.

330 RATIONALITY & RELIGIOUS BELIEF Active
  Long Title: Rationality and Religious Belief  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 20 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S038 - Religious Studies Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing
Description: An examination of the range of views on the relationship between reason and religion, focusing in particular on theistic belief. Questions addressed include: Can God’s existence be proven? Is faith different from ordinary belief? Does mystical experience provide adequate grounds for religious belief?

335 CAIRO: ISLAM IN CONTEXT Active
  Long Title: Cairo: Islam in Context  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S038 - Religious Studies Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: RLST 240 or consent of instructor
Description: An examination of the place of Islam within medieval and modern Cairo. We will read historical and creative texts in order to better understand how this religion and social system constructed what we know as Cairo.

350 GANDHI Active
  Long Title: Gandhi  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
G042 - Diversity-Global GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S038 - Religious Studies Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing
Description: An examination of the life, times, and thought of Mohandas Gandhi, emphasizing the religious concept of satyagraha (holding fast to the truth) and the philosophy of non-violence as the central precepts in his effort to transform Indian society and ultimately of his global influences.

355 QURAN Active
  Long Title: Quran  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
G042 - Diversity-Global GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S038 - Religious Studies Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: RLST 240
Description: An examination of the Quran in its historical context, which will include reading of pre-Islamic poetry and the earliest biographical traditions about Muhammad. We will read the work of recent historians like Fred Donner and Patricia Crone who have offered revisionist views of the earliest Islamic community.

390 TUTORIAL IN RELIGIOUS STUDIES Active
  Long Title: Tutorial Studies in Religious Studies  
Units: 1 TO 98 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: Yes
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: Yes
Permission Req.: Yes Schedule Type: 09 - Tutorial Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S038 - Religious Studies Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: Counter Registration Required.
Description: Advanced research, arranged and carried out under the direction of an instructor.

391 DIRECTED STUDY IN REL STUDIES Active
  Long Title: Directed Study in Religious Studies  
Units: 1 TO 98 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: Yes
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: Yes
Permission Req.: Yes Schedule Type: 14 - Directed Study Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S038 - Religious Studies Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: Counter Registration Required.
Description: Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.

399 INDEP STUDY IN REL STUDIES Active
  Long Title: Independent Study in Religious Studies  
Units: 1 TO 98 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: Yes
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: Yes
Permission Req.: Yes Schedule Type: 10 - IS Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S038 - Religious Studies Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL03 - Foundation/Gateway Course
Prerequisites: Counter Registration Required.
Description: Advanced research, arranged in consultation with the department. Students planning an honors project should register for this course, for one or more terms.

400 THEMES IN MOD WEST REL THOUGHT Active
  Long Title: Themes in Modern Western Religious Thought  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 15 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S038 - Religious Studies Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL04 - Advanced Course
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing
Description: A critical survey of one or more of the distinctive themes in the religious thought of the West since the Reformation.

Topic for Fall 2014: Nietzsche
An examination of Nietzsche’s thought, focusing in particular on his critique of the western theological and philosophical tradition, as well as the alternative way(s) of thinking (and existing) he wanted to promote.



Topic for Winter 2015: Modern Jewish Thinkers
This course will focus on Jewish philosophical responses to modernity. We will examine how thinkers such as Rosenzweig, Buber, Levinas and Scholem came to redefine Judaism in the face of secularization.




420 SYSTEMS OF BUDDHIST PHILOSOPHY Active
  Long Title: Systems of Buddhist Philosophy  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
G042 - Diversity-Global GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S038 - Religious Studies Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL04 - Advanced Course
Prerequisites: RLST 215 or 220 and sophomore standing
Description: A detailed examination of five schools of Buddhist philosophy. Close study of each school’s explanation of key doctrines such as no-self, interdependent arising, samsara, nirvana, and enlightenment further clarifies the historical development of Buddhist thought in India and China. Readings emphasize primary texts (in translation).

450 CLASSIC TXTS RELIGIOUS STUDIES Active
  Long Title: Classic Texts in Religous Studies  
Units: 3 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: Yes Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S038 - Religious Studies Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL04 - Advanced Course
Prerequisites:
Description: This course will focus on reading a classic text related to the field of religious studies. The work chosen could be related to the philosophy or sociology of religion or have theological or historical importance within a specific religious tradition. May be repeated when topic is different.

500 SEMINAR:KIERKEGAARD Active
  Long Title: Seminar: Kierkegaard  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 12 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S038 - Religious Studies Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL04 - Advanced Course
Prerequisites: Junior standing or consent of the instructor.
Description: Intensive study of the works of the Danish philosopher/theologian considered to be the father of Existentialism. Concentration on Kierkegaard’s view of the self and its relation to his stages of existence, with particular attention to his view of faith. Some consideration to the historical context of his thought and his influence on 20th-century theology and philosophy.

505 BIBLE'S EARLIEST INTERPRETERS Active
  Long Title: Seminar: The Bible's Earliest Interpreters  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
G042 - Diversity-Global GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S038 - Religious Studies Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL04 - Advanced Course
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing and one course in religious studies, or consent of instructor
Description: This course will survey the reception, interpretation and adaptation of the biblical text in late antiquity by Jews, Christians, Gnostics, and others.

Topic for Spring 2015: Flood Narratives


510 SEMINAR: ZEN BUDDHISM Active
  Long Title: Seminar: Zen Buddhism  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: RLST 510 Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 15 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: Yes Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: A005 - Cross-Listed Course
G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
G042 - Diversity-Global GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S038 - Religious Studies Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL04 - Advanced Course
Prerequisites: RLST 220 or RLST 216
Description: Zen Buddhism is perhaps the most widely known form of Buddhism in the West and also the most widely misunderstood. This course provides a detailed look at the history and doctrines of Zen Buddhism in China and Japan. Combining the use of original source materials (in translation) with an emphasis on intellectual history, the course covers specific doctrines that have differentiated the major schools of Zen.

515 SACRED MOUNTAINS OF ASIA Active
  Long Title: Sacred Mountains of Asia  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: EAST 515 Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: A005 - Cross-Listed Course
G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
G042 - Diversity-Global GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S038 - Religious Studies Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL04 - Advanced Course
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; EAST 140, EAST 150, or RLST 216, or consent of instructor
Description: This course explores Asian sacred mountains from a religious and cultural perspective, focusing on the connections between traditions, following these traditions from their earliest sources to the modern period where they begin to interact with nationalism and modern recreation. This course is designed for upper-level East Asian Studies majors, Environmental Studies majors, and Religious Studies majors who are interested in the intersection between geography, religion, culture, and conservation.

525 CONVERSION NARRATIVES Active
  Long Title: Conversion Narratives  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S038 - Religious Studies Course
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL04 - Advanced Course
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing
Description: This course will explore literary, philosophical and autobiographical texts dealing with conversion. While we will be focusing primarily on coversions to and from Judaism--primarily in the modern era--we will cover excerpts from Augustine's Confessions and St. Paul's Letters.

560 SEMINAR: THE PROBLEM OF EVIL Active
  Long Title: Seminar: The Problem of Evil  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: 12 IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S038 - Religious Studies Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL04 - Advanced Course
Prerequisites: RLST 330 or consent of instructor
Description: An examination of one of the classic problems of philosophy of religion; the course will examine both traditional theistic analyses of the problem (is the existence of an omni-god incompatible with the existence of evil?) as well as more recent, non-theistic analyses of evil as a social phenomenon.

580 SEMINAR:ISLAM & GLOBALIZATION Active
  Long Title: Seminar: Islam and Globalization  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
G042 - Diversity-Global GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S038 - Religious Studies Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL04 - Advanced Course
Prerequisites: RLST 240
Description: This class offers both an introduction to theories of globalization and examines how Islam has interacted over the last generation with stresses related to globalization. Readings will include works by Edward Said, Oliver Roy, V.S. Naipaul, Abdellah Hammoudi, Orphan Pmuk and Colin Thubron.

590 TUTORIAL IN RELIGIOUS STUDIES Active
  Long Title: Tutorial Studies in Religious Studies  
Units: 1 TO 98 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: Yes
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: Yes
Permission Req.: Yes Schedule Type: 09 - Tutorial Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S038 - Religious Studies Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL04 - Advanced Course
Prerequisites: Counter Registration Required.
Description: Advanced research, arranged and carried out under the direction of an instructor.

591 DIRECTED STUDY IN REL STUDIES Active
  Long Title: Directed Study in Religious Studies  
Units: 1 TO 98 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: Yes
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: Yes
Permission Req.: Yes Schedule Type: 14 - Directed Study Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S038 - Religious Studies Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL04 - Advanced Course
Prerequisites: Counter Registration Required.
Description: Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.

599 INDEP STUDY IN REL STUDIES Active
  Long Title: Independent Study in Religious Studies  
Units: 1 TO 98 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: Yes
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: Yes
Permission Req.: Yes Schedule Type: 10 - IS Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S038 - Religious Studies Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL04 - Advanced Course
Prerequisites: Counter Registration Required.
Description: Advanced research, arranged in consultation with the department. Students planning an honors project should register for this course, for one or more terms.

600 SEMINAR IN METHODOLOGY Active
  Long Title: Seminar in Methodology  
Units: 6 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: No
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: No
Permission Req.: No Schedule Type: 01 - Standard Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S038 - Religious Studies Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL05 - Capstone Course
Prerequisites: Two courses in religious studies or consent of instructor
Description: An examination of approaches to the study of religion selected from a school of thought or a more eclectic group of authors. Students are encouraged to draw upon previous coursework.

690 TUTORIAL IN RELIGIOUS STUDIES Active
  Long Title: Tutorial Studies in Religious Studies  
Units: 1 TO 98 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: Yes
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: Yes
Permission Req.: Yes Schedule Type: 09 - Tutorial Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S038 - Religious Studies Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL05 - Capstone Course
Prerequisites: Counter Registration Required.
Description: Advanced research, arranged and carried out under the direction of an instructor.

691 DIRECTED STUDY IN REL STUDIES Active
  Long Title: Directed Study in Religious Studies  
Units: 1 TO 98 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: Yes
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: Yes
Permission Req.: Yes Schedule Type: 14 - Directed Study Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S038 - Religious Studies Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL05 - Capstone Course
Prerequisites: Counter Registration Required.
Description: Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work.

699 INDEP STUDY IN REL STUDIES Active
  Long Title: Independent Study in Religious Studies  
Units: 1 TO 98 Cross-Listing Parent: Repeatable: Yes
S/U Only: No Enr Limit per Sec: None IP Allowed: Yes
Permission Req.: Yes Schedule Type: 10 - IS Campus: Appleton Main Campus
Attributes: G008 - UL Humanities GER (86cr)
G032 - Humanities Div GER (01cr)
N004 - BM Language & Civ (95cr)
N013 - BM Humanities (01cr)
S038 - Religious Studies Course
UD02 - Division of Humanities
UL01 - Upper Level Degree Credit
UL05 - Capstone Course
Prerequisites: Counter Registration Required.
Description: Advanced research, arranged in consultation with the department. Students planning an honors project should register for this course, for one or more terms.