ACABS 200 - Introduction to World Religions: Near Eastern
Section: 001
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies (ACABS)
Department: LSA Near Eastern Studies
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
WorldLit
Other Course Info:
F.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Instructor:
Instructor:

This course serves two main functions: the first of these is to provide an introductory sense of what is involved in the academic study of religion; the second, which will occupy almost the whole term, is to introduce the major religious traditions of the Near East, with emphasis on the development and major structures of Israelite Religion, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The course will keep two foci in view: one will have to do with the historical development of these religious traditions, their sacred texts and major personalities; the second will involve a comparative view of these traditions by analyzing their sense of the sacred in space, time, and text, their views on holy people. This is an introductory course: it is not necessary for students to have any previous experience in the study of religion. The course consists of three weekly lectures and a discussion group. Writing for the course typically involves an essay, a midterm, and a final exam.

ACABS 200 - Introduction to World Religions: Near Eastern
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
11879
Open
206
 
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MWF 2:00PM - 3:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
11881
Open
16
24LSA Hnrs
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W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
11883
Closed
0
 
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M 3:00PM - 4:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
11885
Open
18
 
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M 4:00PM - 5:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
11887
Open
20
 
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Tu 8:00AM - 9:00AM
007 (DIS)
P
11889
Open
2
 
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Tu 3:00PM - 4:00PM
010 (DIS)
P
11893
Open
14
 
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W 9:00AM - 10:00AM
011 (DIS)
P
11895
Open
18
 
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W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
012 (DIS)
P
11897
Open
18
 
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Th 9:00AM - 10:00AM
013 (DIS)
P
11899
Open
19
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
015 (DIS)
P
11901
Open
11
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
018 (DIS)
P
11905
Open
20
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 5:00PM
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ISBN: 0684825074
The Koran Interpreted: A Translation, Author: A.J. Arberry, Publisher: Simon & Schuster 1
Optional
ISBN: 0060626550
Judaism : revelation and traditions, Author: Michael Fishbane., Publisher: Harper & Row 1st ed. 1987
Required
ISBN: 0195297512
The Jewish Study Bible, Author: A. Berlin, M. Brettler and M. Fishbane, Publisher: Oxford University Press 2004
Optional
ISBN: 0827607660
JPS Tanakh Hebrew/English Student Edition, Publisher: JPS
Optional
ISBN: 9780757547645
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam A Sourcebook., Publisher: Kendall Hunt Pub Co 2007
Required
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