Theories & Methods in the Study of Religion RELST-GA.1001 (Same as ANTH-GA.1001), Zito
Wednesday 2:00pm-4:45pm. Class #3075. 4pts. 726 Broadway, Room 542. Department consent required
Students explore fundamental theoretical and methodological issues for the academic study of religion, including some of the more important theories of the origin, character, and function of religion as a human phenomenon. Students cover psychological, sociological, anthropological, dialectical, post-colonial and feminist approaches, as well as some problems for the study of religion today: secularization theory and the intersection of religion and media. Departmental permission required.
Topics: Religion after 1492 RELST-GA.1760, Oliphant
Monday 2:00pm-4:45pm. Class #3469. 4pts. 726 Broadway, Room 542.
This course will examine the difference that 1492 has made in religious lives of people around the world. We will begin by exploring the religious context that had settled in Europe in the decades preceding 1492, and Christian apocalyptic visions that launched Christopher Columbus’s voyages across the Atlantic. In so doing, we will address debates about whether the theologies that informed these voyages and their aftermath were religious, secular, or humanist. We will then explore important variations in Catholic and Protestant Empires and the specific theologies through which they understood and legitimated conquest, expropriation, and enslavement. Finally, we will explore how pre-existing cosmologies in Africa, the Americas, and the Caribbean have responded to the radical rupture of 1492 and how converted Christian populations have refused a Christianity informed by white supremacist violence, powerfully calling for new Christian forms.
Religion and Modernity RELST-GA.1638 (Same as MEIS-GA.1860), Alatas
Tuesday 4:45pm-7:35pm. Class #___. 4pts. Location TBD.
M.A. Thesis Research RELST-GA.2901, Staff
Class #2833. 4pts. Permission Required.
Directed Study- Christianity RELST-GA.2921, Staff
Class #2834. 1-4pts. Permission Required.
Directed Study- Judaism RELST-GA.2931, Staff
Class #2835. 1-4pts. Permission Required.
Directed Study- Islam RELST-GA.2941, Staff
Class #2836. 1-4pts. Permission Required.
Directed Study- Asian Religion RELST-GA.2951, Staff
Class #2837. 1-4pts. Permission Required.
Directed Study- Philosophy of Religion RELST-GA.2961, Staff
Class #2838. 1-4pts.
Directed Study- Topics in Religion RELST-GA.2971, Staff
Class #3032. 1-4pts. Permission Required.
COURSES APPLICABLE TO THE MA PROGRAM
Jewish Bible, Text and Artifact: From Ancient to Modern Times
Tuesday, 11:00am-1:45pm. Class #___. 3pts. Location TBD.
COURSES APPLICABLE TO THE JOURNALISM CONCENTRATION
Writing, Research and Reporting Workshop I (Literary Reporting)
Tuesday, 9:30am-12:30pm. Class #2666. 4pts. 20 Cooper Sq, Rm. 761.
Introduction to Literary Reportage JOUR-GA.2048, Boynton
Thursday, 10:00am-1:00pm. Class #3052. 4pts. 20 Cooper Sq, Rm. 657.