Course Description Booklet

UPDATED: 12/07/11

Arabic:
ARAB 102 - Beginning Arabic II

Classics:
CLAS 116 - Scientific Greek and Latin
CLAS 180, Sec. 150 - Classical Mythology
CLAS 180Z, Sec. 101 - Classical Mythology
CLAS 121 - Classical Antiquity in Popular Culture
CLAS 252 - Archaeology: World Civilization
CLAS 315 - The Medieval World:  Byzantium
CLAS 399 - Independent Study
CLAS 399H - Honors Course
CLAS 410/810 - Gnosticism
CLAS 483/883 - Classical Drama

Greek:
GREK 102 - Elementary Greek II
GREK 399 - Independent Study
GREK 399H - Honors Course
GREK 896 - Reading and Research
GREK 899 - Masters Thesis

Latin:
LATN 102, Sec. 001 - Elementary Latin
LATN 102, Sec. 002 - Elementary Latin
LATN 302 - Latin Poetry I
LATN 304 - Latin Poetry II
LATN 399 - Independent Study
LATN 399H - Honors Course
LATN 492/892 - Topics in Latin Poetry (Roman Satire)
LATN 896 - Reading and Research
LATN 899 - Masters Thesis
LATN 942 - Seminar in Latin Literature

Hebrew:
HEBR 399 - Independent Study
HEBR 896 - Reading and Research

Religious Studies:
RELG 108 - World Religions
RELG 181 - Judaism, Christianity, and Islam
RELG 206 - Ways of Western Religion
RELG 208 - Introduction to Islam
RELG 215 - Religion and Culture Before 1000 C. E.
RELG 217 - Israel: The Holy Land
RELG 220- Reason and Religion
RELG 225 - Science and Religion
RELG 230 - Tibetan Buddhism
RELG 307 - Early Christianity
RELG 381 - Topics in Religions and Popular Culture
RELG 398, Sec. 001 - Special Topics: Letters of Paul
RELG 398, Sec. 002 - Special Topics: Apocalypticism in Early Judaism and Christianity
RELG 399 - Independent Study
RELG 408 - Dead Sea Scrolls
RELG 410 - Gnosticism
RELG 418 - Fundamentalism, Religion, and Politics


ARAB 102 - BEGINNING ARABIC II
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
30559 3 001 1230p-0120p MTWRF AVRY 112 Anas Yazidi
Description of Material Being Covered: This course will lay the foundation of modern standard Arabic; the grammar, syntax, vocabulary, and structure of the language
Required Books
Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, Abbas Al-Tonsi, Alif Baa: Introduction to Arabic Letters and Sounds, 2nd Edition, ISBN: 9781589015067, Georgetown University Press, 2009, Required;
Kristen Brustad, Mahmoud Al-Batal, Abbas Al-Tonsi, Al-Kitaab fii Ta'allum al-'Arabiyya: A Textbook for Arabic, Part One , ISBN: 9781589011045. Georgetown UP, 2004, Required.
Method of Instruction: To be announced.
Number and Types of Assignments: To be announced.

CLAS 116 - SCIENTIFIC GREEK & LATIN 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
2933 2 700  BLACKBOARD Arranged Arranged Arranged Rinkevich
Description of Material Being Covered:  Exploration of the linguistic techniques used in the study and formation of scientific terminology, and the classical hertiage of biomedical vocabulary. The emphasis is on the use of Greek and Latin roots and their application to the description of elements in medicine and comparative anatomy, and in one (1) other chosen category of science or technology. Computer, E-mail and Internet required.
Required Books: 
LaFleur-Brooks, Myrna, Exploring Medical Language, with flashcards & cd, 8th Edition, ISBN: 9780323073080, Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011, Required;
Como, Mosby's Medical, Nursing, and Allied Health Dictionary:, Revised for 2005, 6th Ed., ISBN: 9780323037365, Required.
Method of Instruction:  You should have access to the WEB, since all of the discussion and quizzing will be online. The instructor will be available for consultation. There will also be discussion of developments in the scientific nomenclature, and speculation on the causes of terminological change online. Access to a computer with a CD-ROM player might be useful too, as a CD comes with the text.
Number and Types of Assignments:  Exercises will be assigned from the book as an aid to knowledge acquisition; in addition, further exercise may be provided on the WEB. Students will also select material from another area (e.g., ornithology, zoology, psychology, geology) of interest for separate work.
Examination Policies and Grading Information:  There will be fifteen (15) quizzes (33% of the grade) and two (2) examinations (67% of the grade). These will be multiple-choice; some (or all) will be available from electronic devices. The last quiz and exam both will contain some of the student's specially-chosen area of interest.

CLAS 121 - CLASSICAL ANTIQUITY IN POPULAR CULTURE
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
32846 3 001 0600p-0900p M RH 15 Duncan
Description of Material Being Covered: This is a course on the representation of ancient Greek and Roman literature, mythology, and history in contemporary American popular culture. The course will examine ancient texts and artifacts alongside modern interpretations and adaptations of them in various media. No background knowledge is required. Students will become familiar with some of the many ways in which the ancient world and its artifacts are adapted and adopted into our own culture’s forms of entertainment.
Required Books: 
Morford, Classical Mythology, 9th Edition, ISBN: 9780195397703, Oxford, 2010;
Miller, 300, ISBN: 9781569714027, Dark Horse, 1999;
Lombardo, The Essential Homer, ISBN: 9780872205406, Hackett.
Method of Instruction:  To be announced.
Number and Types of Assignments:  To be announced.

CLAS 180, SEC. 150 - CLASSICAL MYTHOLOGY 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
2936 3 150 1230p-0120p MF BESY 117 T. Rinkevich
2937 A 151 0930a-1020a W M & N B7 Staff
2938 A 152 0230p-0320p W BURN 232 Staff
2939 A 153 0230p-0320p W JH 251 Staff
2640 A 154 1230p-0120p W HENZ 35 Staff
2941 A 155 1230p-0120p W HENZ 204 Staff
2942 A 157 0930a-1020a W HENZ 204 Staff
NOTE:   Must also take Group A Recitation. 
Description of Material Being Covered (Sec. 150):  We will read the significant sources of our information and ideas about Greco-Roman mythology. These include: Homer's Odyssey, Hesiod's Theogony, Sophocles' Three Theban Plays, four plays of Euripides, Vergil's Aeneid, Ovid's Metamorphoses, and Seneca's play Thyestes. Lectures will present and explain characters, plots, issues relating to literature, traditions, how the characters understand themselves as human beings, and what that implies. Attention is paid as well to the importance and influence of these stories. These pieces of literary art are among the greatest treasures of the human race.
Required Books (Sec. 150): 
Hesiod, Theogony, (tr. Brown), ISBN: 978-002-315310-5, Hackett, 1953;
Sophocles, Three Theban Plays, ISBN: 978-0-14-044425-4, Penguin, 1984;
Euripides, Ten Plays, (tr. Hadas), ISBN: 978-0-553-21363-8, Bantam, 1984;
Ovid, Metamorphoses, (tr. Humphries), ISBN: 978-0-253-20001-3, Indiana UP, 1955;
Homer, Odyssey, ISBN: 978-0-872204843, Hackett, 2000;
Morford, Classical Mythology, ISBN: 978-0195397703, Oxford University Press, 2011;
Seneca, Four Tragedies & Octavia, ISBN: 9780140441741, VP, 1982;
Virgil, Aeneid, ISBN: 978-0014277800, PH, 1987.
Method of Instruction (Sec. 150):  Two lectures/week and a recitation section. Attendance at the lectures is expected, and active participation in the discussion during recitation is required. There will be some audio-visual material (videos, overheads, etc.).
Number and Types of Assignments (Sec. 150):  Continuous assignments of reading each week, 3-4 short papers.
Examination Policies and Grading Information (Sec. 150):  Two (2) hour-exams (40% of grade), 10-15 quizzes (quizzes and discussion=30% of grade), essays (25% of grade), attendance (5% of grade). Attendance and performance counts! Standard scale on scores and grades: ca. 97-100=A+; 93-96=A; 90-92=A-; 87-89=B+; 83-86=B; 80-82=B-; 77-79=C+; 73-76=C; 70-72=C-; 67-69=D+; 63-66=D; 60-62=D-; below 60=F.

CLAS 252 - ARCHAEOLOGY:  WORLD CIVILIZATION 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
2943 3 001 1230p-0145p TR JH 110 E. Athanassopoulos
Cross-Listed with Anthropology 252. 
Description of Material Being Covered:  An introduction to the study of complex societies, called civilizations, in both the Old and the New Worlds. Examines anthropological theories and models dealing with the evolution of cultural complexity and reviews archaeological data from specific regions, e.g. Near East, Far East, Mediterranean, Europe, Mesoamerica, Peru, etc.
Required Books: 
Scarre, Ancient Civilizations, ISBN: 9780131928787, Prentice Hall, 2008.
Method of Instruction:  To be announced.
Number and Types of Assignments:  To be announced.


CLAS 315 - THE MEDIEVAL WORLD:  BYZANTIUM
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
8569 3 001 0200p-0315p TR AVH 111 E. Athanassopoulos
PREQ:    Sophomore Standing
Cross-Listed with HIST 315.
Description of Material Being Covered An exploration of the key dimensions of Byzantium's social, economic and cultural developments, the role of Byzantium in world history, and the nature of the Byzantine legacy in contemporary Eastern Europe, Russia and the Balkans.
Required Books:
Timothy Gregory, A History of Byzantium, ISBN: 9781405184717, Wiley-Blackwell, 2010, Required.
Method of Instruction:  The class will include lecture, discussion and student research projects. The approach introduced in the lectures will be an interdisciplinary one combining information from a variety of fields (history, archaeology, anthropology, art history). Classroom discussion will be an integral part of the course. In order to facilitate discussion we will select particular topics that supplement the lectures to be researched by students. The results of these projects will be presented orally in class and at the end of the term will be turned into written research reports.
Number and Types of Assignments:  To be announced.
Examination Policies and Grading Information:  Mid-term exam (20%), final exam (20%), oral presentation (30%) and written research report (30%).

CLAS 399 - INDEPENDENT STUDY
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
**** 1-6 001 Arranged Arranged Arranged Staff
PREQ:    Permission of Instructor. Obtain call # from the Classics office (472-2460).

CLAS 399H - HONORS COURSE
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
**** 1-4 001 Arranged Arranged Arranged Staff
PREQ:   Candidate for degree with distinction or with high distinction or with highest distinction in the College of Arts and Sciences.

CLAS 410/810 - GNOSTICISM 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
2947/**** 3 001 0930a-1045a TR ANDR 241 J. Turner
Cross-Listed with Religious Studies 410. 
Description of Material Being Covered:  A survey of the secret sritings of the Egyptian Gnostics and their relation to Judaism, Christianity and the pagan religions of the first three centuries. The question of the nature, origin, development, and influence of Gnosticism will be discussed.
Required Books: 
James M. Robinson, editor, The Nag Hammadi Library in English; ISBN: 9780060669355, optional;
Kurt Rudolph, Gnosis; ISBN: 9780060670184, optional;
Elaine H. Pagels, The Gnostic Gospels; ISBN: 9780679724537;
Bentley Layton, The Gnostic Scriptures, ISBN: 9780300140132;
Pearson, Ancient Gnosticism, ISBN: 9780800632588;
Meyer, Nag Hammadi Scriptures, ISBN: 978300140132.
Method of Instruction The course will be conducted as a seminar with occasional lectures by the instructor and presentations by students on selected Gnostic texts.
Examination Policies and Grading Information The student's work will be evaluated on the basis of a term paper, oral class presentation, and class participation.

CLAS 483 - CLASSICAL DRAMA 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
8568 3 001 0200p-0315p TR ANDERSON 109 T. Winter
Description of Material Being Covered
Required Books
Method of Instruction
Number and Types of Assignments
Examination Policies and Grading Information:  

GREK 102 - ELEMENTARY GREEK II 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
3385 5 001 0930a-1020a MWTR ANDR 11 A. Duncan
PREQ:   GREK 101. 
Description of Material Being Covered:   This course is a continuation of Greek 101. The purpose of the course is to develop in the student the ability to read Classical and Koine Greek.
Required Books
Hansen, Greek: An Intensive Course, ISBN: 9780823216635, Fordham, 1992.
Method of Instruction Primarily supervised translation and analysis of Greek texts, with grammatical study.
Number and Types of Assignments There will be assignments from each lesson on forms and meanings and readings from other sources.
Examination Policies and Grading Information There will be nearly daily quizzes; there will be mid-term and final exams.

GREK 302 - GREEK POETRY I 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
3386 3 001 09:30a-10:20a MWF ANDR 241 T. Rinkevich
PREQ:  GREK 371 or 372. 
Description of Material Being Covered:
Required Books
Draper, Pamela, Iliad, Book I, ISBN: 978-0472067923, University of Michigan Press, 2002.
Method of Instruction Lecture and discussion.
Number and Types of Assignments:  Quizzes, mid-term, and final.
Examination Policies and Grading Information To be announced.

GREK 399 - INDEPENDENT STUDY 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
**** 1-6 001 Arranged Arranged Arranged Staff
PREQ:   Permission of Instructor. Obtain call # from the Classics office (472-2460). 

GREK 399H - HONORS COURSE 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
**** 1-4 001 Arranged Arranged Arranged Staff
PREQ:   Candidate for degree with distinction or with high distinction or with highest distinction in the College of Arts and Sciences. Obtain call # from Classics office (472-2460) 

GREK 896 - READING AND RESEARCH 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
**** 1-6 001 Arranged Arranged Arranged Staff
PREQ:   Permission of Instructor. Obtain call # from the Classics office (472-2460). 

GREK 899 - MASTERS THESIS 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
**** 1-10 001 Arranged Arranged Arranged Staff
PREQ:  Admission to the Masters Degree Program and permission of Major Advisor. 

LATN 102, Sec. 001 - ELEMENTARY LATIN 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
3463 5 001 1230p-0120p
1230p-0120p
MW
TR

ANDR 11
T. Winter
T. Winter
PREQ:   Latin 101. 
Description of Material Being Covered This course will continue from Latin 101, with attention to grammar, syntax and vocabulary sufficient to begin reading elementary Latin prose. The student will encounter extracts from Caesar, Cicero, Catullus, Virgil, Livy, and Ovid, and will continue to develop their ability to understand and expand their vocabulary as well as their appreciation for grammatical structure.
Required Books
Oerberg, Lingua Latina, ISBN: 9781585104239, Focus Publishers.
Method of Instruction Students will learn by doing through extensive in-class translation and form drills.
Number and Types of AssignmentsIn addition to the drill, frequent quizzes and a mid-term and a final exam will make up the final grade.
Examination Policies and Grading Information To be announced.

LATN 102, Sec. 002 - ELEMENTARY LATIN 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
3464 5 002 0230p-0320p
0230p-0345p
MW
TR
ANDR 11
ANDR 11
T. Rinkevich
T. Rinkevich
PREQ:   Latin 101.  
Description of Material Being Covered This course is a continuation of Latin 101. In this class the student will continue to learn the grammar of the adjective and noun. All indicative forms of the verb will also be learned.
Required Books
Keller, Learn to Read Latin: Txt/Wkbk, ISBN: 9780300103540, Yale, 2003.
Method of Instruction Students will learn by doing through extensive in-class translation and form drills.
Number and Types of Assignments In addition to the drill, frequent quizzes and a mid-term and a final exam will make up the final grade.
Examination Policies and Grading InformationTo be announced.

LATN 302 - LATIN POETRY I
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
3465 3 001 0930a-1045a TR OLDH 203 T. Winter
PREQ:   Latin 201; Latin 301 or 303. 
Description of Material Being Covered Selected Latin poetry from the earliest to the latest times. Discussion of meters, styles, genres; translation of original Latin
Required Books
Plautus, Amphitryo, ISBN: 0-521-45997-4, Cambridge.
Method of Instruction Reading and translation cum discussion of selected Latin poetry from the earliest to the latest times.
Number and Types of Assignments Daily assignments of poetic material, frequent quizzes.
Examination Policies and Grading Information The grade will be the average of the grades for the individual assignments and quizzes. Mid-term, final exams.

LATN 304 - LATIN POETRY II
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
3466 3 001 0200p-0315p TR OLDH 304 R. Gorman
PREQ:   Latin 201; Latin 301 or 303. 
Description of Material Being Covered Selected Latin poetry from the earliest to the latest times. Discussion of meters, styles, genres; translation of original Latin
Required Books:
Murgatroyd, Ovid With Love: Selections from Ars Amatoria Books I and II, ISBN: 9780865160156, Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 1982.
Method of Instruction: Reading and translation cum discussion of selected Latin poetry from the earliest to the latest times.
Number and Types of Assignments: Daily assignments of poetic material, frequent quizzes.
Examination Policies and Grading Information: The grade will be the average of the grades for the individual assignments and quizzes. Mid-term, final exams.

LATN 399 - INDEPENDENT STUDY 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
**** 1-6 001 Arranged Arranged Arranged Staff
PREQ:   Permission of Instructor. Obtain call # from the Classics office (472-2460). 

LATN 399H - HONORS COURSE 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
**** 1-4 001 Arranged Arranged Arranged Staff
PREQ:   Candidate for degree with distinction or with high distinction or with highest distinction in the College of Arts and Sciences. Obtain call # from Classics office (472-2460) 

LATN 492/892 - TOPICS IN LATIN POETRY
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
3469/**** 3 001 1230p-0145p TR ANDR 241 R. Gorman
Description of Material Being Covered To be announced.
Required Books:
Catto, Lucretius: Selections from De Rerum Natura, ISBN: 9780865163997, Bolchazy-Carducci, 1998;
Greenblatt, The Swerve: How the World Became Modern, ISBN: 9780393064476, W. W. Norton & Company, 2011;
Stallings, The Nature of Things, ISBN: 9780140447965, Penguin, 2007.
Method of Instruction: To be announced.
Number and Types of Assignments: To be announced.
Examination Policy and Grading Information: To be announced.

LATN 896 - READING AND RESEARCH 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
**** 1-6 001 Arranged Arranged Arranged Staff
PREQ:   Permission of Instructor. Obtain call # from the Classics office (472-2460).  

LATN 899 - MASTERS THESIS 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
**** 1-10 001 Arranged Arranged Arranged Staff
PREQ:   ADMISSIONS TO THE MASTERS DEGREE PROGRAM AND PERMISSION OF MAJOR ADVISER. 

LATN 942 - SEMINAR IN LATIN LITERATURE 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
**** 001 Arranged Arranged Arranged Staff

HEBR 399 - INDEPENDENT STUDY 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
**** 1-3 001 Arranged Arranged Arranged Staff
PREQ:   Permission of Instructor. Obtain call # from the Classics office (472-2460). 

HEBR 896 - READING AND RESEARCH 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
**** 3 001 Arranged Arranged Arranged Staff
PREQ:   Permission of Instructor. Obtain call # from the Classics office (472-2460). 
Description of Material Being Covered: To be announced.
Method of Instruction Lecture/discussion. Experiential learning.
Course Requirements It is expected that each class member will attend all meetings of the class and that each student will have read, in advance, the assigned reading for that day. The instructor reserves the right to administer unscheduled quizzes and in-class writing assignments.
Examination Policies and Grading Information There are 5 exams for this course, including a cumulative final. 5 exams (500 points), 1 World Religion in Lincoln report (100), For three or more absences, 5 points will be taken off your total points for each absence.

RELG 108 - WORLD RELIGIONS 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
30783
4499
3
3
001
002
1100a-1215p
1230p-0145p
TR
TR
MABL 265
BURN 204
Y. Komarovski
G. Watley
Cross-Listed:
Description of Material Being Covered: Introductory survey of seven major religious traditions – Hindu, Buddhist, Confucian, Taoist, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim – in comparative and contemporary perspective.
Required Books: (Sec. 001)
E-books
Required Books: (Sec. 002)
Comte-Sponville, The Little Book of Atheist Spirituality, ISBN: 9780143114437, Penguin, 2007;
Fieser, Scriptures of the World's Religions, 4th edition, ISBN: 9780073386652, McGraw Hill, 2011;
Prothero, God Is Not One, ISBN: 9780061571282, HarperOne, 2011;
Smith, H.,The Illustrated World's Religions, ISBN: 9780060674403, HarperOne, 1995.
Method of Instruction Lecture and discussion.
Number and Types of Assignments To be announced.
Examination Policies and Grading Information To be announced.

RELG 181 - SPECIAL TOPICS: JUDAISM, CHRISTIANITY AND ISLAM 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
8561 3 001 0230p-0320p MWF HAH 102 S. Crawford
Description of Material Being CoveredThis course will introduce the three major monotheistic religious traditions originating in the Middle East: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. We will discuss the historical origins, scriptures, beliefs and practices of each tradition and also their historical interactions up to the present.
Required Books
Corrigan, John, Jews, Christians, Muslims: A Comparative Introduction to Monotheistic Religions, Second Edition, ISBN: 9780205018253, Prentice Hall:
Corrigan, John, Readings in Judaism, Christianity and Islam, ISBN: 9780023250989, Prentice Hall;
Ruthven, Malise, Islam: A Very Short Introduction, ISBN: 978-0192853899, Oxford UP;
Solomon, Norman, Judaism: A Very Short Introduction, ISBN: 978-0192853905, Oxford UP;
Woodhead, Linda, Christianity: A Very Short Introduction, ISBN: 978-012803221.
Method of Instruction Lecture with discussion. Section 800 requires a computer, internet and E-mail. Section 800 is taught via Blackboard.
Number and Types of Assignments To be announced.
Examination Policies and Grading Information:To be announced.

RELG 206 - WAYS OF WESTERN RELIGION 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
3997 3 001 1230p-0145p TR CBA 107 J. Turner
Description of Material Being Covered Introduction to the academic study of religion through the reading and analysis of 15 significant literary works from the Bronze Age to the present. These works either reflect or have crucially shaped the western religious consciousness, and each in its own way raises the root questions concerning human existence in an incisive and memorable way: life and death, mortality and immortality, human excellence and failure, ambiguity and paradox versus the logical and straightforward, and the relation between God, man and world, reason and revelation, what can and cannot be known. Each week of the semester will be devoted to the study of a single author in his or her historical context, and how the work invites the reader to perceive and attach significance to the world of human experience. Short weekly papers will be submitted by the student, which may be used as the basis for contributing to class discussion.
Required Books
Henry David Thoreau, Walden or, Life in the Woods and the Duty of Civil Disobedience, ISBN: 978-04608-7635-3, Tuttle Publishing;
Gardner, Gilgamesh, ISBN: 978-0394-7-40898;
Dante, Inferno, Trans. Ciardi Signet, ISBN: 978-0451-52798-1;
St. Augustine, Confessions, ISBN: 978-01404-41147, Viking Press, 1961;
Bible, Holy Bible, RSV, ISBN: 9780452006478;
Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols and the Antichrist ISBN: 9780140445145, Viking Press, 1990;
Franz Kafka, Complete Stories of Franz Kafka, ISBN: 9780805210552, Schocken, 1995;
Samuel Beckett, Waiting for Godot, ISBN: 9780802130341, Grove Press, 1997;
Euripides, The Bacchae of Euripides: A New Translation with a Critical Essay, ISBN: 9780803251946, Univ. of NE Press, 1968;
Goethe, Faust, ISBN: 9780385031141;
Gershom Scholem, Zohar: The Book of Splendor: Basic Readings from the Kabbalah, ISBN: 9780805210347, Schocken Books, 1995;
Plato, The Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, and Phaedo: Apology; Crito; Phaedo (Great Books in Philosophy), ISBN: 9780879754969, Prometheus Books, 1988;
Martin Luther, Erasmus Desiderius, Discourse on Free Will, ISBN: 9780826477941, Frederick Unger, 1961.
Method of Instruction Daily discussion sessions.
Number and Types of Assignments Fourteen 2-3 page weekly papers; no exams or term papers.

RELG 208 - INTRODUCTION TO ISLAM 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
8563
33493
3
3
001
003
0600p-0850p
1230p-0145p
T
TR
Burnett 203
Arch 127
S. Wood
S. Wood
Description of Material Being Covered The course provides an introduction to the religion and history of Islam. Topics examined include the Prophet Muhammad, the Qur'an, the hadith, Islamic theology and law, Shi'ism, Sufism, and modern Islam.
Required Books
Mahmoud M. Ayoub, Islam: Faith and History, ISBN: 9781851683505; Oneworld Pub., Required;
Muhammad M. Pickthall, The Glorious Qur'an: Text and Explanatory Translation, ISBN: 9781879402164, Tahrike Tarsile Qur'an, Required;
Vali Nasr, The Shia Revival: How Conflicts Within Islam Will Shape the Future, ISBN: 9780393329681, W. W. Norton & Company, Required;
Mark Sedgwick, Muhammad Abduh, ISBN: 9781851684328, Oneworld, 2009.
Method of Instruction To be announced.
Number and Types of Assignments To be announced.
Examination Polices and Grading Information To be announced.

RELG 215 - RELIGION AND CULTURE BEFORE 1000 C.E.
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
8557 3 001 0930a-1020a MWF MABL 230 S. Lahey
Description of Material Being Covered: The study of the coming of Christianity to Northwestern Europe, particularly Ireland, England, and Scandanavia. This will involve studying written evidence of pre-Christian, pagan cultures as well as texts describing the coming of Christianity to these cultures. This course also addresses the interaction of these cultures, particularly that of the Vikings with the Irish and Anglo-Saxon Christians. Students will read Anglo-Saxon poems, Irish myths, the Prose Edda of the Viking culture, Venerable Bede, Irish monastic texts, and at least one Icelandic Saga as a means of gaining familiarity with the relation of religion to society in each culture.
Required Books::
Carson, The Tain, ISBN: 9780140455304, Penguin;
Davies, Celtic Spirituality, ISBN: 9780809138944, Paulist;
Gerald of Wales History and Topography of Ireland, ISBN: 9780140444230, Penguin;
Crossley-Holland, The Anglo Saxon World, ISBN: 9780199538713, Oxford;
Bede, The Ecclesiastical History of the English People, ISBN: 9780140445657, Penguin;
Sturluson, Prose Edda, ISBN: 9780140447552, Penguin;
Byock, The Saga of King Hrolf Kraki, ISBN: 9780140435931, Penguin;
Magnusson, The Vinland Sagas, ISBN: 9780140441543, Penguin.
Method of Instruction: To be announced.
Number and Types of Assignments: To be announced.
Examination Policy and Grading Information:To be announced.

RELG 217 - ISRAEL: THE HOLY LAND
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
29976 3 001 1130a-1220p MWF CBA 25 S. Burnett
Description of Material Being Covered: The land of Israel has long been considered holy by Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike. Throughout its turbulent history a variety of conquerors including the Persians and the Greeks, the Romans, the Arabs, the Crusaders, the Turks, and the British have ruled the land and left traces of their passage. Most recently, the modern state of Israel has emerged there, born out of the tragedy of the Second World War and the Holocaust. This course will trace the succession of conquerors who ruled the land and the ways they sought to make it their own, such as creating architectural monuments and instituting religious changes, and will also consider the importance of the state of Israel in the modern Middle East. (ACE 9)
Required Books:
Kramer, Gudrun, History of Palestine, ISBN:0-691-15007-9, Princeton UP;
Riley-Smith, Jonathan, Oxford History of the Crusades, ISBN: 0-19280312-3, Oxford UP;
Shanks, Hershel, Ancient Israel, 3rd Edition, ISBN: 978-1935335405, Pearson.
Method of Instruction:
Examination Policies and Grading Information:

RELG 220 - REASON AND RELIGION 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
8565 3 001 0200p-0315p TR AVERY 110 G. Bailey
Description of Material Being Covered This course in philosophical theology will explore the approaches philosophers and theologians have taken to address problems that arise in religious thought. Following a survey of some of the general problems defining philosophical theology, including the possibility of natural theology, understanding the divine nature, and addressing problems associated with the human relation to God, we will focus on one issue that has defined the history of speculative theology in the Western tradition. This semester we will examine how the incarnation has been understood to have occurred, with attention to the various possibilities prevalent in the late classical world, and to the dialogue of 21st century theology.
Required Books
West, Four Texts on Socrates: Plato's Eurthyphro, Apology, and Crito and Aristophanes' Clouds, ISBN: 978-0801485749, Cornell UP, 1998;
Hume, Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion: The Posthumous Essays of the Immortality of the Soul and of Suicide, ISBN: 978-0872204027, Hackett, 1998;
Lincoln, Holy Terrors, Second Edition: Thinking About Religion After September 11, ISBN: 978-0226482033, University of Chicago Press, 2006.
Method of Instruction To be announced.
Number and Types of Assignments To be announced.

RELG 225 - SCIENCE AND RELIGION 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
4504 3 001 1030a-1120a MWF BURN 203 D. Crawford
Description of Material Being Covered As science has progressed in the modern era, religion has been in retreat, having to conform its doctrines to advances in scientific knowledge. We will ask whether science and religion are fundamentally opposed. Are current theories of the beginning of the universe, and of the evolution of matter, life, and mind consistent with belief in a creator-god? Has the Intelligent Design Theory given any good reasons for doubting Darwinism?
To help in understanding the present, we will examine past clashes between science and religion, beginning with the discoveries of Copernicus and Galileo, through Darwin's evolutionary theory, to modern Big Bang cosmology, and the various ways in which religion has responded to these challenges.
(The course will not presuppose any special background in science or religious studies, although some of the readings will be somewhat technical.)
Required Readings
Barbour, Ian, Religion and Science: Historical and Contemporary Issues, ISBN: 9780060609382, Harper San Francisco, 1997;
Ruse, Michael, Science and Spirituality, ISBN: 9780521775948.
Method of Instruction Lecture and discussion.
Course Requirements Four short papers (3-4 pages), an oral presentation, and a final paper (or take-home test).

RELG 230 - TIBETAN BUDDHISM
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
4500 3 001 0930a-1045a TR BURN 203 Y. Komarovski
Description of Material Being Covered This course explores several dimensions of arguably the most complex form of Buddhism surviving in the world today. While many elements of Tibetan Buddhism derive from South Asian and partly East Asian Buddhist traditions, Tibetans incorporated many elements of indigenous Tibetan culture into their worldviews and practices. As a result, not only did they preserve many Buddhist elements that had either been lost or never caught on elsewhere, but they also created a unique form of Buddhism that permeates multiple layers of Tibetan society, thought, imagination, and artistic expression. We will start with the basic Buddhist themes of the four truths, constituents of external and internal universe, cyclic existence and nirvana, conventional and ultimate realities, models of mind and path, divinities and spirits, and diverse perspectives on enlightenment. We will then analyze interwoven elements of Tibetan Buddhist world, including its history, monastic education and debate culture, popular forms of Buddhism, Tibetan art and architecture, relationship of Buddhist learning and practice, tantric meditations, and lives and practices of Buddhist yogis. Finally, we will explore the state of Tibetan Buddhist studies in modern American universities, as well as transformations of Tibetan Buddhist education in the West.
Required Readings
Powers, John, Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism (revised), ISBN: 9781559392822, Snow Lion Publications, 2007;
Rinpoche, Patrul, The Words of My Perfect Teacher: A Complete Translation of a Classic Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism, ISBN: 0300165326, Yale University, 2010;
Fisher, Robert, Art of Tibet, ISBN: 9780500203088, Thames & Hudson, 1997;
Heruka, The Life of Milarepa, ISBN: 978-0143106227, Penguin, 2010.
Method of Instruction Lecture and discussion.

RELG 307 - EARLY CHRISTIANITY 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
8567 3 001 0330p-0445p TR OLDH 207 J. Turner
Cross-Listed with Classics and History 307/807. 
Description of Material Being Covered Introduction to the history, institutions and thought of early Christianity from the beginnings until A.D. 150 as reconstructed from the New Testament and other early Christian literature.
Required Books
Duling and Perrin, Introduction to the New Testament 4th Edition, ISBN: 0-15-507856-7, 2003;
Dungan and Cartlidge, Documents for the Study of the Gospels Revised, ISBN: 0-8006-2809-3, Fortress, 1994;
Throckmorton, Gospel Parallels 5th Edition NRSV, ISBN: 0-8407-7484-2, Nelson, 1993;
Holy Bible (RSV), ISBN: 0-452-00647-8, Plume, 1974.
Method of Instruction Mostly lecture, but ample opportunity for discussion.
Number and Types of Assignments To be announced.
Examination Policies and Grading Information Short quizzes, mid-term, and final exam.

RELG 381 - TOPICS IN RELIGION AND POPULAR CULTURE 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
8558 1-3 001 0130p-0220p MWF AVRY 111 S. Lahey
Description of Material Being Covered: This course is designed to analyze one aspect of the relation of a given society's religion and its popular culture. In this case, the society will be Medieval Europe, and the popular culture will be the recovery of classical antiquity in medieval poetry. The main text will be Dante's Divine Comedy, which we will use to analyze how Christianity evolved in the Latin west from antiquity into the fourteenth century, and how Dante incorporated elements of classical ideology in his depiction of the Christian afterlife. We will also read Dante's De Monarchia to gain understanding of the political elements contained within the Divine Comedy as well as to gain familiarity with the relation of Christian ideology to political culture.
Required Books:
Shaw, Dante Monarchy, ISBN: 9780521567817, Cambridge;
Ciardi, Dante Divine Comedy, ISBN: 9780451208637.
Method of Instruction To be announced
Number and Types of Assignments To be announced.
Examination Polices and Grading Information To be announced.

RELG 398, SEC. 001 - SPECIAL TOPICS - LETTERS OF PAUL
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
11504 1-3 001 1100a-1215p TR ANDR 11 G. Watley
Description of Material Being Covered: Introductory survey of the life, letters, and legacy of the apostle Paul and their influence on the history of Christian theology and Western civilization.
Required Books:
Cosby, Apostle on the Edge, ISBN: 9780664233082, Westminister John Knox, 2009;
Levine, The Jewish Annotated New Testament, ISBN: 9780195297706, Oxford UP, 2011.
Method of Instruction:To be announced.
Number and Types of Assignments: To be announced.
Examination Polices and Grading Information: To be announced.

RELG 398, SEC. 002 - SPECIAL TOPICS - APOCALYPTICISM IN EARLY JUDAISM AND CHRISTIANITY
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
11505 1-3 002 0130p-0220p MWF BURN 119 G. Watley
Description of Material Being Covered: Introductory survey of early Jewish and Christian apocalypses and apocalyptic movements and their influence on the history of Christian theology and Western civilization.
Required Books:
Charlesworth (ed.), The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, vol. 1, ISBN: 978-1598564914, Hendrickson, 2010;
Nickelsburg (tr.), 1 Enoch: A New Translation, ISBN: 978-0800636944, Fortress, 2004;
Hitchcock, 2012, the Bible, and the End of the World, ISBN: 9780736926515, Harvest House;
Carey, Ultimate Things: An Introduction to Jewish and Christian Apocalyptic Literature, ISBN: 9780827238039, Chalice Press, 2005;
Solari, 2012 and the End of the World, ISBN: 9781442206090, Rowman & Littlefield, 2011.
Method of Instruction:To be announced.
Number and Types of Assignments:To be announced.
Examination Polices and Grading Information:To be announced.

RELG 399 - INDEPENDENT STUDY 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
**** 1-6 001 Arranged Arranged Arranged Staff
PREQ:   Permission of Instructor. Obtain call # from the Classics office (472-2460). 

RELG 408, DEAD SEA SCROLLS
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
8560 1-3 001 1130a-1220p MWF BURN 118 S. Crawford
Description of Material Being Covered:  This course will focus on the Dead Sea Scrolls, the ancient Jewish manuscripts found in caves on the shores of the Dead Sea. The bulk of the course will be focused on reading selected primary texts from the Dead Sea Scrolls. We will also consider the history and thought of the inhabitants of Qumran (the place the Dead Sea Scrolls were found), the archaeology of Qumran, and how the Scrolls came to be deposited in the caves. Relg 181, Relg 205 or Relg 306 are strongly recommended prior to taking this course.
Required Books
Vermes, Geza, The Dead Sea Scrolls in English, ISBN: 9780140449525, Penguin;
Nickelsburg, George, Early Judaism: Texts and Documents, ISBN: 978-0-8006-6286-8, Fortress;
Vanderkam, James, The Dead Sea Scrolls Today, ISBN: 978-0-8028-6435-2, Eerdmans, 2010;
Vanderkam, James, An Introduction to Early Judaism, ISBN: 978-0-8028-4641-6, Eerdmans, 2001:
Crawford, Sidnie, Rewriting Scripture in Second Temple Times, ISBN: 978-0-8028-4740-9, Eerdmans, 2008.
Method of Instruction To be announced.
Number and Types of Assignments To be announced.
Examination Polices and Grading Information:   To be announced.

RELG 410 - GNOSTICISM 
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
4000 3 001 0930a-1045a TR ANDR 241 J. Turner
Cross-Listed with Classics 410/810. 
Description of Material Being Covered: A survey of the secret sritings of the Egyptian Gnostics and their relation to Judaism, Christianity and the pagan religions of the first three centuries. The question of the nature, origin, development, and influence of Gnosticism will be discussed.
Required Books: 
Robinson, editor, The Nag Hammadi Library in English, ISBN: 0-06-066935-7, Harper, Required;
Meyer, editor, The Nag Hammadi Library in English, ISBN: 9780060523787, Harper Collins, Required;
Layton, The Gnostic Scriptures, ISBN: 9780300140132, Bantam, Required;
Pearson, Ancient Gnosticism, ISBN: 9780800632588, Augsburg Fortress Publishers, Required;
Pagels, Gnostic Gospels, Trade Ed., ISBN: 9780679724537, Required;
Robinson, Nag Hammadi Library, ISBN: 9780060669355, Required;
Rudolph, Gnosis, ISBN: 9780060670184, Required.
Method of Instruction: The course will be conducted as a seminar with occasional lectures by the instructor and presentations by students on selected Gnostic texts.
Examination Policies and Grading Information: The student's work will be evaluated on the basis of a term paper, oral class presentation, and class participation.

RELG 418, FUNDAMENTALISM, RELIGION, AND POLITICS
Call# Cr Hrs Sec Time Days Bldg/Room Instructor
8559 1-3 001 0200p-0315p TR JORG 151 S. Wood
Description of Material Being Covered: This course analyses the complex relationship between fundamentalism, religion, and politics. We will begin by examining a variety of theories that scholars have advanced to define and explain the phenomenon of fundamentalism. We will then examine various examples of fundamentalism in Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and Buddhism.
Required Books
R. Scott Appleby, Strong Religion: The Rise of Fundamentalism Around the World, ISBN: 978-022-601497-5, Univ. of Chicago Press, 2003, Required;
Malise Ruthven, Fundamentalism: A Very Short Introduction, ISBN: 9780199212705, Oxford UP, 2007, Required;
Vanessa Martin, Creating An Islamic State: Khomeini and the Making of a New Iran, ISBN: 97801860649004, I. B. Taruis, 2003, Required;
Bruce Lincoln, Holy Terrors, Second Edition: Thinking About Religion After September 11, ISBN: 9780226482033, University of Chicago Press, 2006, Required.
Method of Instruction To be announced.
Number and Types of Assignments To be announced.
Examination Polices and Grading Information:   To be announced.

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