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Spring/Summer '99 Course Guide

Courses in Religion (Division 457)


Calendars

Spring Half-Term, 1999 (May 3 June 22, 1999)
Spring/Summer Term, 1999 (May 3 August 17, 1999)
Summer Half-Term, 1999 (June 28 August 17, 1999)


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The Studies in Religion Program provides students with a basic knowledge of the history, psychology, philosophy, and anthropology of religion; promotes an understanding of diverse religious traditions; and examines religious questions which arise in all cultures. The concern of the program is not to inculcate a particular doctrine or faith but rather to broaden and deepen a student's knowledge and understanding of religious traditions.


Rel. 121/ACABS 121. Introduction to the Tanakh/Old Testament.

Section 101.

Instructor(s): Brian Schmidt (bschmidt@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU).

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies 121.101.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: 4

Rel. 296/HJCS 296/Judaic Studies 296. Perspectives on the Holocaust.

Section 101.

Instructor(s): Judith Nysenholc (jnysenho@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU).

R&E

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Hebrew and Jewish Cultural Studies 296.101.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: 4

Rel. 380. Selected Topics.

Section 101 Hidden Treasures: The Tradition of Revelation in Tibetan Buddhism. Meets with Buddhist Studies 250.101

Instructor(s): Ben Bogin (boginb@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of six credits. Only one course from Religion 380, 387, and 487 may be elected in the same term.

Foriegn Lit

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Buddhist Studies 250.101.

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Rel. 387. Independent Study.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Concentration in Religion. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit. Only one course from Religion 380, 387 and 487 may be elected in the same term.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Designed to accommodate students who are unable to take listed offerings and have special reasons for undertaking directed reading.

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Rel. 447/Poli. Sci. 447. Comparative Studies in Religion and Politics.

Section 101.

Instructor(s): Price

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Political Science 447.101.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: 1

Rel. 448/Psych. 418. Psychology and Spiritual Development.

Section 101.

Instructor(s): Richard Mann (rdmann@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://www-personal.umich.edu/~rdmann/

This course explores the stages of spiritual development, beginning with awakening and initiation, through the deepening of direct experience and the formulation of a coherent spiritual path, including the notion of an ultimate attainment. It explores the function of spiritual groups and teachers in facilitating this development. Of particular interest are: (1) the spiritual seeker's experience of "little death," the mode of apparent discontinuity when the "old life" is supplanted by a new identity and mode of living; (2) times of crisis, adaptation, and "the dark night". and (3) the experience of "physical death," as seen from the perspective of a lifetime of encountering both relative and absolute reality. By means of personal narratives and fictional accounts this course explores how diverse traditions create and value these moments of surrender and transformation. Lectures and readings by Hesse, Jung, Hillesum, Feild, Lessing, Soygal Rimpoche, Wilber, and others will form the basis of three short papers and one long final paper. There will be no final exam.

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Rel. 487. Independent Study.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Concentration in Religion. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit. Only one course from Religion 380, 387 and 487 may be elected in the same term.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Designed to accommodate advanced students who are unable to elect a listed offering and who have special reasons and/or interests in directed readings and research.

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Rel. 497. Senior Honors Thesis.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Open only to seniors admitted to the Honors concentration program. (1-6). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (1-6).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Each student prepares a substantial paper under the direction of a staff member.

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Spring/Summer Term Courses

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Rel. 387. Independent Study.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Concentration in Religion. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit. Only one course from Religion 380, 387 and 487 may be elected in the same term.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Designed to accommodate students who are unable to take listed offerings and have special reasons for undertaking directed reading.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

Rel. 487. Independent Study.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Concentration in Religion. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit. Only one course from Religion 380, 387 and 487 may be elected in the same term.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Designed to accommodate advanced students who are unable to elect a listed offering and who have special reasons and/or interests in directed readings and research.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

Summer Half-Term Courses

Take me to the Summer Half-Term '99 Time Schedule for Religion.

The Studies in Religion Program provides students with a basic knowledge of the history, psychology, philosophy, and anthropology of religion; promotes an understanding of diverse religious traditions; and examines religious questions which arise in all cultures. The concern of the program is not to inculcate a particular doctrine or faith but rather to broaden and deepen a student's knowledge and understanding of religious traditions.


Rel. 380. Selected Topics.

Section 201 Paul and Revelation. Meets with Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies 291.202.

Instructor(s): Kevin Sullivan (kps@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of six credits. Only one course from Religion 380, 387, and 487 may be elected in the same term.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Ancient Civilizations and Biblical Studies 291.202.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: 4

Rel. 387. Independent Study.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Concentration in Religion. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit. Only one course from Religion 380, 387 and 487 may be elected in the same term.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Designed to accommodate students who are unable to take listed offerings and have special reasons for undertaking directed reading.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

Rel. 487. Independent Study.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Concentration in Religion. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit. Only one course from Religion 380, 387 and 487 may be elected in the same term.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Designed to accommodate advanced students who are unable to elect a listed offering and who have special reasons and/or interests in directed readings and research.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

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