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Religious Studies

 
RLST-Religious Studies
RLST 3540  (Cross-listed with: PHIL 3540)
Christian Ethics
3:3:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
PHIL 1610 and University Advanced Standing

Examines key developments and conceptions in Christian ethics through historical and conceptual methodologies. Explores the relationship between religious and secular approaches to ethics in their approach to questions of war, economics, politics, and/or other relevant issues.

RLST 3610  (Cross-listed with: PHIL 3610)
Introduction to Christian Theology
3:3:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
PHIL 1610 and University Advanced Standing

Examines key developments and conceptions in Christian theology through historical and conceptual methodologies.

RLST 3620  (Cross-listed with: PHIL 3620)
Mormon Theology and the Christian Tradition
3:3:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
PHIL 1610 and University Advanced Standing

For students majoring in humanities-related disciplines and other students interested in the academic study of religion. Engages students in exploring the defining features of Mormon thought in relation to the broader Christian tradition. Examines traditional theological questions such as the problem of evil, the scriptural canon, the nature of God and humanity, and the role of ritual.

RLST 3650  (Cross-listed with: PHIL 3650)
Approaches to Religious Studies
3:3:0
Spring
Prerequisite(s):
(PHIL 2050 or PHIL 205H or PHIL 205G or instructor approval) and University Advanced Standing

For students majoring in humanities-related disciplines and other students interested in the academic study of religion. Teaches methodological approaches and critical thinking strategies in the study of religion. Explores various disciplines in their approaches to religious belief and practice. Includes the study of such thinkers as David Hume, Immanuel Kant, Friedrich Schleiermacher, Rudolf Otto, William James, Ludwig Feuerbach, Soren Kierkegaard, Max Weber, Emile Durkheim, John Hick, and Rene Girard.

RLST 366R  (Cross-listed with: PHIL 366R)
Issues in Religious Studies
3:3:0
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
(PHIL 2050 or PHIL 205H or PHIL 205G or instructor approval) and University Advanced Standing

For students majoring in humanities-related disciplines and other students interested in the academic study of religion. Addresses specific topics and theoretical approaches related to religious studies. Topics may include religion and violence, religion and public discourse, religious ritual, etc. Subject matter varies by semester and is repeatable for a total of 9 hours of credit.