Religious Studies | Religions of the West
R152 | 3710 | Sears


R152 Religions of the West TR (3 Cr.)  6:00-7:15 BH 304 (section 3710)
* Carries COAS Culture Studies Credit (Hughes)

Who are Jews, Christians, and Muslims?  What do they have in common?  How
do they differ from one another?  This course will attempt to answer such
questions and others by examining Judaism, Christianity, and Islam from
two important perspectives.  The first perspective entails looking at
these religions as rich historical traditions which are genetically
related, and which play a major role in shaping civilization around the
globe.  The second perspective is thematic and entails the examination of
key concepts in the study of religion (e.g., scripture, authority, ritual,
culture) by which these traditions have produced meaning for themselves.
Requirements will consist of tests and short (2-3 pages) writing
assignments.