Fall Courses
Spring Courses
Not Offered


REL 101(F,S) Introduction to Religion

REL 201(F) Reading the Hebrew Bible (Same as Comparative Literature 201) (W)

REL 209(F) Jerusalem: Myth, History and Theology (300 B.C.E-400) (Same as Classics 218 and History 302)

REL 230(F) Reading Reading: An Introduction to the Qur'an and Islam (Same as Comparative Literature 260) (W)*

REL 250(F) Buddhism in Society*

REL 273(F) Sacred Geographies (Same as Anthropology 273 and INTR 273)*

REL 304(F) From Hermeneutics to Post-coloniality (Same as Comparative Literature 345 and English 386)*

REL 305(F) Haunted: Ghosts in the Study of Religion (W)

REL 493(F)-W031; W031-494(S) Senior Thesis

REL 497(F), 498(S) Independent Study


REL 101(F,S) Introduction to Religion

REL 210(S) Reading Jesus, Writing Gospels: Christian Origins in Context (Same as Classics 210) (W)

REL 217(S) Apocalypse Now and Then: A Comparative History of Millenarian Movements (Same as History 476)*

REL 219(S) Medieval Philosophy (Same as Philosophy 260) (W)

REL 227(S) Religion and Revolution: Black Theology from 1969 to the Present (Same as American Studies 227 and History 382)*

REL 246(S) Gender and Religion in South Asia (Same as Women's and Gender Studies 246))*

REL 247T(S) Saints and Sainthood (Same as Anthropology 247T) (W)

REL 254(S) Religion and Popular Culture in Japan (Same as Asian Studies 254)*

REL 270(S) Father Abraham: The First Patriarch (W)

REL 275(S) Shopping: Desire, Compulsion and Consumption

REL 282(S) Real Fakes (Same as INTR 275 and English 240)

REL 287(S) The Dynamics of Globalization: Society, Religion and the Environment (Same as Environmental Studies 287)

REL 302(S) Religion and Society*

REL 303(S) Reality (Same as INTR 313 and Philosophy 313)

REL 342(S) Science and Religious Experience (Same as Physics 342 and INTR 342)

REL 402(S) Issues in the Study of Religion

REL 493(F)-W031; W031-494(S) Senior Thesis

REL 497(F), 498(S) Independent Study

REL 497(F), 498(S) Independent Study


REL 203 Introduction to Judaism (Same as Jewish Studies 101) (Not offered 2003-2004) (W)

REL 204 (formerly 284) Imitating God: Wisdom and Virtue in Jewish Thought (Not offered 2003-2004)

REL 205 Zion: Perspectives, Narratives, Desires (Not offered 2003-2004)

REL 206 Judaism and the Critique of Modernity (Not offered 2003-2004)

REL 207 Biblical Interpretation in Classical Antiquity (Same as Classics 207 and Comparative Literature 207) (Not offered 2003-2004; to be offered 2004-2005)

REL 208 The Hellenistic World and the Emergence of Rabbinic Judaism (Same as Classics 208) (Not offered 2003-2004)

REL 211 Paul and the Beginnings of Christianity (Not offered 2003-2004)

REL 212 The Development of Christianity: 30-600 C.E. (Same as History 324) (Not offered 2003-2004)

REL 215 The First Crusade (Same as History 425) (Not offered 2003-2004) (W)

REL 216 The Middle Ages (Same as History 225) (Not offered 2003-2004)

REL 231 The Origins of Islam: God, Empire and Apocalypse (Same as History 309) (Not offered 2003-2004)*

REL 232 Women and Islam (Same as History 309) (Not offered 2003-2004)*

REL 233 Islamic Mysticism: The Sufis (Not offered 2003-2004)*

REL 234 Religion and Revolution in Iran (Same as History 409) (Not offered 2003-2004)*

REL 241 Hinduism: Construction of a Tradition (Not offered 2003-2004)*

REL 242 Buddhism: Concepts and Practices (Not offered 2003-2004)*

REL 243 Buddhist Philosophy (Same as Philosophy 243) (Not offered 2003-2004)*

REL 244 Knowledge and Reality in Indian Thought (Same as Philosophy 238) (Not offered 2003-2004)

REL 245 Tibetan Civilization (Not offered 2003-2004)*

REL 251 Zen History, Culture, and Critique (Not offered 2003-2004)*

REL 253 The Taoist Religion: Immortals, Elixirs, and Revelations (Not offered 2003-2004)*

REL 274 Women's Religious Experiences in the Ancient Mediterranean World (Same as Classics 274) (Not offered 2003-2004)

REL 281 Atheism, Theism and Existentialism (Not offered 2003-2004)

REL 288 Monasteries, Yeshivas, and other Universities: Religion and the Nature of Education (Not offered 2003-2004)

REL 289 Network Culture (Same as ArtH 268, ArtS 212 and INTR 242) (Not offered 2003-2004)

REL 290 Heidegger and Levinas (Not offered 2003-2004)

REL 291 Religion and the Ethic of Deconstruction: a Cross-cultural Perspective (Not offered 2003-2004)

REL 301 Psychology of Religion (Not offered 2003-2004)

REL 306 Feminist Approaches to Religion (Same as Women's and Gender Studies 282) (Not offered 2003-2004) (W)

REL 309 History and Religion (Not offered 2003-2004)

REL 314 Complexity (Same as INTR 314 and Philosophy 354) (Not offered 2003-2004)

REL 333 Money (Same as INTR 333) (Not offered 2003-2004)