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Faith Traditions

The following courses address the theme of Faith Traditions, one of the seven institutional learning goals articulated in the Habits of Inquiry and Reflection (HIR). These courses are CAP-approved for the Faith Traditions and Advanced Religious Studies requirements. They are offered by the Department of Religious Studies.

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Topics in Religious Studies, Summer 2021

Online course

Jusuf Salih

This is a historical and topical survey of the origins and development of Islam. Special attention will be given to the life and career of the Prophet Muhammad, the teachings of the Qur'an, the development of Muslim community and its principal institutions, theological and legal concepts, philosophical and mystical thoughts.

Faith Traditions

 


Online course

Elizabeth Groppe

This course explores theological and ethical questions through the prism of reflection on our daily practices of eating, religious rituals related to food, and agricultural practices and policies. 

Faith Traditions, Advanced Religious Studies


Topics in Religious Studies, Fall 2021

MWF 10:10-11 a.m.

Cecilia Moore

This class is a survey of U.S. Catholic history with emphasis on Catholics working for social justice from the 16th to the 21st centuries.

Faith Traditions, Diversity and Social Justice, Advanced Religious Studies


Does not meet.

Chandra Jain

Jainism and nonviolence study of the fundamental beliefs, including the karma doctrine and practices. Examination of the core principles of nonviolence, non-possession, and non-absolutism and their contemporary relevance. 

Faith Traditions, Advanced Religious Studies


MWF 11:15 a.m.-12:05 p.m.

Cecilia Moore

This class is survey of U.S. Catholic history with emphasis on Catholics working for social justice from the 16th to the 21st centuries.

Faith Traditions, Diversity and Social Justice, Advanced Religious Studies


MWF 12:20-1:10 .p.m

Huili Stout

Learning of the cultural and religious foundation of Chinese civilization can be very helpful in today's globalized world.

Faith Traditions


TR 9:30-10:45 a.m.

Jusuf Salih

This is a historical and topical survey of the origins and development of Islam. Special attention will be given to the life and career of the Prophet Muhammad, the teachings of the Qur'an, the development of Muslim community and its principal institutions, theological and legal concepts, philosophical and mystical thoughts.

Faith Traditions


TR 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Jusuf Salih

This is a historical and topical survey of the origins and development of Islam. Special attention will be given to the life and career of the Prophet Muhammad, the teachings of the Qur'an, the development of Muslim community and its principal institutions, theological and legal concepts, philosophical and mystical thoughts.

Faith Traditions


TR 2-3:15 p.m.

Neomi DeAnda

This course will explore the connection between theological topics as understood from liberationist perspectives and their connections to contemporary social issues such as migrations, labor, and gender. 

Faith Traditions, Advanced Religious Studies


TR 2-3:15 p.m.

Anthony Smith

An intermediate level course exploring major world religious traditions and modern theories of religion.


TR 3:35-4:50 p.m.

Brad Kallenberg

This course examines both the millennium-long influence of religion on the practice of engineering and the role that engineering plays in the shaping of religious values, practices and culture.

Faith Traditions, Advanced Religious Studies


TR 3:35-4:50 p.m.

Neomi DeAnda

This course will explore the connection between theological topics as understood from liberationist perspectives and their connections to contemporary social issues such as migrations, labor, and gender. 

Faith Traditions, Advanced Religious Studies


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