Religion (RELIGION)

RELIGION 312-0 Buddhism and Gender (1 Unit)  

Women, men, and gendered symbolism in Buddhism from the time of the Buddha to the present. Draws on canonical texts, narrative literature, autobiography and biography, and ethnography.

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RELIGION 313-0 Tibetan Religion and Culture (1 Unit)  

Propagation of religions in Tibet in their larger historical, cultural, and political contexts.

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RELIGION 339-0 Topics in Judaism (1 Unit)  

Content varies. May be repeated for credit with change of topic.

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RELIGION 375-0 Foundations of Christian Thought (1 Unit)  

Christian interpretations of salvation, Christ, and God, from Augustine to Julian of Norwich.

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RELIGION 376-0 Christianity and the Making of Modernity (1 Unit)  

Role of Christian thought in shaping the turbulent history of the West from the 16th to the late-18th centuries. Christianity's engagement with local and global events, from reformation to revolution, reason to romanticism.

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RELIGION 377-0 Christian Thought in Global Perspective (1 Unit)  

Globalization of Christian thought in the 19th-21st centuries, considering religious differences, colonialism, war, and democracy. Approaches to theology in Asia, Latin America, and Africa.

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RELIGION 440-0 Topics Buddhism (1 Unit)  

May be repeated for credit with change of topic.

RELIGION 460-0 Seminar: Topics in Christianity (1 Unit)  

May be repeated for credit with change of topic.

RELIGION 462-0 Topics in American Religious History & Contemporary Practice (1 Unit)  

The intersection of race, religion, and class-as a generative convergence, as well as tragedy and outrage-is at once everywhere and nowhere in US religious history. This course considers the strange fate of this convergence through a careful consideration of recent work that aims to recover particular pieces its history.

RELIGION 470-0 Theology and the Study of Religion (1 Unit)  

An historical exploration of the study of religion, from the nineteenth century to the present, in relation to theological themes. Also addressed are constructive issues concerning the contemporary relation between theology and religious studies.

RELIGION 471-0 Studies in History of Religions (1 Unit)  

May be repeated for credit with change of topic.

RELIGION 472-0 Studies in Literature of Religion (1 Unit)  

May be repeated for credit with change of topic.

RELIGION 473-0 Studies in Buddhism (1 Unit)  

May be repeated for credit with change of topic.

RELIGION 474-0 Studies in Judaism (1 Unit)  

May be repeated for credit with change of topic.

RELIGION 475-0 Studies in Christianity (1 Unit)  

May be repeated for credit with change of topic.

RELIGION 476-0 Studies in Islam (1 Unit)  

May be repeated for credit with change of topic.

RELIGION 481-1 Classical Theories of Religion (1 Unit)  

This course explores the writings of well-known European and American philosophers, anthropologists, sociologists, psychologists, and historians who wrote between the late eighteenth and mid-twentieth centuries and who have shaped the foundations of scholarly and public perceptions of religion over approximately the past 150 years.

RELIGION 481-2 Contemporary Theories of Religion (1 Unit)  

In this seminar, we trace the emergence of the category of religion as an object of scholarly inquiry and cross-cultural comparison, with particular attention to how the category emerged in the context of European colonialism and imperialism in the 19th and 20th centuries.

RELIGION 482-0 Themes in Comparative Religion (1 Unit)  

Theoretical and methodological approaches to comparative work in religious studies. Content varies.

RELIGION 490-0 Independent Reading (1 Unit)  

RELIGION 499-0 Independent Study (1 Unit)  

SEE DEPT FOR SECTION AND PERMISSION NUMBERS Permission of instructor and department required. May be repeated for credit.

RELIGION 570-1 Research Seminar (1 Unit)  

Research seminar for advanced graduate students. Two quarters of registration required for completion of two-quarter research projects.

RELIGION 570-2 Research Seminar (1 Unit)  

Research seminar for advanced graduate students. Two quarters of registration required for completion of two-quarter research projects.

RELIGION 570-3 Research Seminar (1 Unit)  

Research seminar for advanced graduate students. Two quarters of registration required for completion of two-quarter research projects.

RELIGION 590-0 Research (1-3 Units)  

SEE DEPT FOR SECTION AND PERMISSION NUMBERS Independent investigation of selected problems pertaining to thesis or dissertation.