RELIGION 201 - Introduction to World Religions: Near Eastern
Section: 001
Term: FA 2009
Subject: Religion (RELIGION)
Department: LSA Studies in Religion
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.

RELIGION 201 - Introduction to World Religions: Near Eastern
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
16005
Open
206
 
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MWF 2:00PM - 3:00PM
002 (DIS)
P
16007
Open
16
20LSA Hnrs
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W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
16009
Closed
0
 
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M 3:00PM - 4:00PM
005 (DIS)
P
16011
Open
18
 
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M 4:00PM - 5:00PM
006 (DIS)
P
16013
Open
20
 
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Tu 8:00AM - 9:00AM
007 (DIS)
P
16015
Open
2
 
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Tu 3:00PM - 4:00PM
010 (DIS)
P
16019
Open
14
 
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W 9:00AM - 10:00AM
011 (DIS)
P
16021
Open
18
 
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W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
012 (DIS)
P
16023
Open
18
 
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Th 9:00AM - 10:00AM
013 (DIS)
P
16025
Open
19
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
015 (DIS)
P
16027
Open
11
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
018 (DIS)
P
16031
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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