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Major in Religious Studies

DEPTH COMPONENT (9 Credit Hours)

The Depth Component is organized according to three tracks: traditions, geographies, and theories and themes. The introductory course taken to satisfy the breadth requirement cannot be double counted in this category. The student must choose 9 credit hours from ONE of the depth tracks. A First Year Writing Seminar, RSLT 1111, may count toward any track with approval of the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Religious Studies.

A. TRADITIONS.

Buddhist Traditions
RLST 1111, "FYWS: Buddhist Literature from Buddha to the Beats. "
RLST 1700, "Religions in China."
RLST 1710, "Religions of Japan." 
RLST 2644, "Buddhist Traditions." 
RLST 3669, "Sacred Space in the Tibetan World."
RLST 3670W, "Buddhism and the State."
RLST 3749, "Zen Buddhism."
RLST 3753, "East Asian Buddhism."
RLST 3775, "Chinese Religions through Stories."
ASIA 3633, "Self Cultivation in Ancient China."

Christian Traditions
RLST 1309, "Themes in the New Testament."
RLST 1330W, "The Gnostic Gospels."
RLST 1820, "Religion, Sexuality, and Power."
RLST 2310, "Interpreting the Gospels."
RLST 3119, "Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Social Roles of Religion."
RLST 3304W, "Evangelical Protestantism and the Culture Wars."
RLST 3306, "Global Interpretations of Christian Scripture."
RLST 3312, "The Pauline Interpretation of Christianity."
RLST 3313, "Ethics of the New Testament."
RLST 3316, "Christianity in the Reformation Era."
HIST 1760, "History of Christian Traditions."
HIST 2250, "Reformation Europe."

Hindu Traditions 
RLST 2664, "Foundations of Hindu Traditions."
RLST 4665, "Mythologies and Epics of South Asia."
RLST 4666, "Devotional Traditions of South Asia: Hindu, Muslim, Sikh." 

Indigenous Traditions
RLST 1637, "Religions of Tibet and the Himalaya."
RLST 3178, "Native American Religious Traditions." 
RLST 3890, "Special Topics in Religious Studies."
RLST 4774, "Japanese Mythology."

Islamic Traditions
RLST 1500, "Introduction to Islam."
RLST 2461, "Islam in Africa."
RLST 3561, "Islam in South Asia."
RLST 4551, "Islamic Mysticism."
RLST 4552, "Modern Islam." 
RLST 4554, "The Qur'an and Its Interpreters."
RLST 4562, "Culture, Religion, and Politics of the Arab World."
ARA 3301, "Arabic of Qur'an and other Classical Texts."
HIST 1190, "A History of Islam."
HIST 2140, "The Mughal World."
HIST 2190, "Last Empire of Islam."

Jewish Traditions
RLST 1200, "Introduction to Judaism."
RLST 1208, "Themes in the Hebrew Bible."
RLST 2210, "Constructions of Jewish Identity into the Modern World."
RLST 2210W, "Constructions of Jewish Identity into the Modern World."
RLST 3270, "Jewish theories of Religion."
JS 1002, "Introduction to Jewish Studies."
JS 1002W, "Introduction to Jewish Studies."
JS 1200, "Classical Judaism."
JS 2300, "Modern Jewish Thought."
JS 2330, "The Problem of Evil in Judaism."
JS 2620, "Jews in Egypt."
PHIL 2102, "Medieval Philosophy."

B. GEOGRAPHIES. 

Africa, West Asia, And the Mediterranean
RLST 1208, "Themes in the Hebrew Bible."
RLST 1330W, "The Gnostic Gospels."
RLST 1500, "Introduction to Islam."
RLST 2461, "Islam in Africa."
RLST 2471, "Religion in Africa."
RLST 2472, "Religion, Ecology, and Power in Africa."
RLST 3312, "The Pauline Interpretation of Christianity."
RLST 3890, "Special Topics in Religious Studies."
ARA 3301, "Arabic of Qur'an and Other Classical Texts."
HIST 1190, "A History of Islam."
HIST 2190, "Last Empire of Islam."

The Americas
RLST 1100, "Introduction to African American Religious Traditions."
RLST 1190W, "Introduction to Southern Religion and Culture."
RLST 3119, "Martin Luther King, Jr., and the Social Roles of Religion."
RLST 3142, "Slave Thought and Culture in the American South."
RLST 3178, "Native American Religious Traditions."
RLST 3304, "Evangelical Protestantism and the Culture Wars."
RLST 3304W, "Evangelical Protestantism and the Culture Wars."
HIST 2530, "African Religion in the Americas."

East Asia
RLST 1700, "Religion in China."
RLST 1710, "Religions of Japan."
RLST 3747, "Daoist Traditions."
RLST 3749, "Zen Buddhism."
RLST 3753, "East Asian Buddhism."
RLST 3670W, "Buddhism and the State."
RLST 3775, "Chinese Religions through Stories."
RLST 4774, "Japanese Mythology."
ASIA 3633, "Self Cultivation in Ancient China."

South/Southeast Asia
RLST 1500, "Introduction to Islam."
RLST 1637, "Religions of Tibet and the Himalaya."
RLST 2644, "Buddhist Traditions."
RLST 2664, "Foundations of Hindu Traditions."
RLST 3561, "Islam in South Asia."
RLST 3669, "Sacred Space in the Tibetan World."
RLST 3670W, "Buddhism and the State."
RLST 4665, "Mythologies and Epics of South Asia."
RLST 4666, "Devotional Traditions of South Asia; Hindu, Muslim, Sikh."

C. THEORIES AND THEMES.

Religion in the Literary and Visual Arts
RLST 2881, "Myth and History in Religious Biography."
RLST 2940, "Great Books of Literature and Religion."
RLST 3669, "Sacred Space in the Tibetan World."
RLST 3775, "Chinese Religion through Stories."
RLST 4665, "Mythologies and Epics of South Asia."
RLST 4774, "Japanese Mythology."
RLST 4939, "Religious Autobiography."

Theories of Religion, Science, and/or Psychology
RLST 1820, "Religion, Sexuality, and Power."
RLST 2472, "Religion, Ecology and Power in Africa."
RLST 3079, "The Sacred and the Secular."
RLST 3940, "The Nature of Evil."
RLST 3941, "Religion, Science, and Evolution."
RLST 4834, "Post-Freudian Theories and Religion."
RLST 4835, "Freudian Theories and Religion."
RLST 4837, "Psychology of Religious myth and Ritual."
JS 2330, "Problem of Evil in Judaism."
ANTH 3141, "Anthropology of Healing."