Courses in RELIGION (DIVISION 457)


202/Buddhist Studies 220/Asian Studies 220. Introduction to World Religions: South and East Asia.
(4). (HU).
See Buddhist Studies 220. (Gomez)

204/GNE 204. Islamic Religion: An Introduction. (3). (HU).
See General Near East 204. (Mir)

280/ABS 280. Jesus and the Gospels. (4). (HU).
See ABS 280. (Fossum)

310/CAAS 335. Religion in the Afro-American Experience. (3). (HU).
This course will provide students with a general survey of the religious experience of Afro-Americans, concentrating on developments in the religious life of Black people in America. Various religious impulses within the Black community will be studied, including traditional Christianity, Islam, Judaism, cultic Christianity (as expressed in the various Pentecostal movements which have been described as "personality cults" such as those led by Father Divine, Daddy Grace Prophet Jones, and Rev. Oke.) A brief survey of the traditional African approach to religion is given in the background for a proper understanding of the ways in which the introduction of Christianity affected African people, followed by a study of the development of religion among Black people in ante-bellum America. The study of Black religion since 1900 will explore the social and political cross-currents which led to the rise of separatist religious groups in the twentieth century. The role of mainline churches and their success or failure in translating the needs and aspirations of the Black community to the larger society will be studied in relation to the civil rights struggle of the 1960s and the development of new social-action oriented religious movements. The course will conclude with an exploration of Black religious moods in contemporary society. Cost:1 WL:1 (Miles)

380/ABS 380. Selected Topics in Christian Studies. (3). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of 6 credits. Only one course from Religion 380, 387, and 487 may be elected in the same term.
This course will be concerned with the ways in which religious practices and doctrines generate and ground authority, and how religious and secular institutions draw upon the authority intrinsic to religion and exercise it in human affairs. The course will commence with lectures addressing the nature of the authority of ritual, myth, and scripture, proceed to the discussion of the authority claimed by religious institutions and then to the exercise of religious authority in contemporary political and social arenas. Lecturers will include both distinguished visitors and members of the Michigan faculty. It is being offered both as a college course and as a series of public lectures under the Program on Studies in Religion's Visiting Professor of Religious Thought program. There will be one lecture a week, and, for those registered, on discussion section as well. (Rappaport)

387. Independent Study. (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.
This course is designed to accomodate students who may be unable to take listed offerings or have special reasons for undertaking directed readings. Course content and requirements are worked out individually between the student, the instructor and the Religion Program. For Religion Concentrators only.

396. Comedy in Catholic Contexts. (4). (Excl).
For Winter Term, 1992, this course is jointly offered with History 396-008. (Tentler)

404/ABS 496/Anthro. 450. Comparative Religion: Logos and Liturgy. Upperclass standing and permission of instructor. (3). (Excl). May be repeated with permission for a total of 6 credits.
This course will be concerned with the ways in which religious practices and doctrines generate and ground authority, and how religious and secular institutions draw upon the authority intrinsic to religion and exercise it in human affairs. The course will commence with lectures addressing the nature of the authority of ritual, myth, and scripture, proceed to the discussion of the authority claimed by religious institutions and then to the exercise of religious authority in contemporary political and social arenas. Lecturers will include both distinguished visitors and members of the Michigan faculty. It is being offered as a graduate seminar and is included with the series of public lectures (Religion 380) under the Program on Studies in Religion's Visiting Professor of Religious Thought program. There will be one lecture per week, and this seminar for graduate students. (Rappaport)

468/Class. Civ 466. Greek Religion. (1). (Excl).
Section 001: Late Antique Polytheism.
See Classical Civilization 466. (Fowden)

469/GNE 468/Jud. Stud. 468. Jewish Mysticism. (3). (Excl).
See General Near East 468. (Ginsburg)

470/GNE 567/Jud. Stud. 470. Topics in the Study of Judaism: The Sabbath and Sacred Time. Graduate standing or permission of instructor. (3). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of nine credits.
See General Near Easr 567. (Ginsburg)

481/GNE 481/Engl. 401. The English Bible: Its Literary Aspects and Influences, I. (3). (HU).
See English 401. (Williams)

487. Independent Study. (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.
This course is designed to accommodate students who may be able to take listed offerings or have special reasons for undertaking directed readings. Course content and requirements are worked out individually between the student, the instructor and the Program on Studies in Religion. This course is for Religion concentrators only and is approved for graduate students.

497. Senior Honors Thesis. (1-6). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be elected for a total of 6 credits.
Each student will prepare a substantial paper under the direction of a staff member. (Open only to seniors admitted to the Honors Program.)


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