Spring 2015 Informal-Provisional Schedule

Dear Students,

Here is an “informal”, “provisional” schedule (by instructor) for upper-level RELI classes that may be taught in Spring 2015.

Informal means: this information represents my personal understanding at present of what will probably be taught rather than an official university statement.

Provisional means: the information here may well change, i.e., you cannot bank on this information being correct and it may not be complete.

Please note that this list does not include language courses or lower level courses such as RELI 1001, RELI 1008, RELI 2004H etc.


If you have completed 80+ hours, then you are encouraged to schedule a grad check here.

For information about individual faculty members, see here.

For information about what categories a given course fulfills, see here.

For the CAPA description of various courses, see here.

Syllabi for past courses and current courses can often be found here.


I have also included the categories that each course can fulfill below:


RELI 8450 (Graduate Seminar on History of NT scholarship)

RELI 8700 (Graduate Research Seminar)


RELI 4081/6081: T/Th: 11am-12:15pm (Jesus, # 1)

RELI 4084/6084: T/Th: 2:00-3:15pm (Gospels, with a focus on Matthew, #1)


RELI 4002/6002: T/Th: 9:30-10:45 (Prophetic Literature, # 1)

In this course students will read all 15 books of the Prophets from the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament.

RELI 4005/6005: T/Th: 12:30-1:45 (Topics in Hebrew Bible, # 1)

This 4005 seminar will deal with Detective Fiction and the Bible. It will include fiction and film. The list will include, besides the Bible, Oedipus the King, The Big Sleep, The Maltese Falcon, The Black Echo, Who Wrote the Bible?, The Hidden Book in the Bible, and The Brothers Karamazov


RELI 4303/6303: MWF: 2:30-3:25pm (Sufi Way, # 3)


Either SEMI 4001/6001 (Studies in Semitic Linguistics) or RELI 8450 (History of OT Research): T/Th: 3:30-4:45


RELI 4305/6305: MWF 10:10-11:00am (Muhammad, # 3)


RELI/ANTH 4110/6110: T/Th: 11am-12:15pm (Anthropology & American Religion, # 4)


RELI 4900: T/Th: 11:00-12:15pm (“Popular Theology”, # 1 or # 5):

This 4900 course will involve reading contemporary “popular” Christians books and analyzing them from a theological perspective. It will include books such as The Shack and Love Wins.

RELI 4900: T/Th: 2:00-3:15pm (“Sex and Marriage in Christian Theology”, # 1 or 5)

This 4900 course, which may be listed instead as RELI 4104, will trace how Christians have viewed issues related to sex and marriage (and the theology behind those views) from the early church to the contemporary church.


RELI 4102/6102: T/Th: 11:00-12:15 (History of Christian Theology: Modern-Contemporary, # 1 or 5)


RELI 7771/AFAM 7770: MWF: 2:30-3:25 (Graduate: Theories and Methods)

RELI 4600/AFAM 4250: MWF: 12:20-1:10pm (Religion and Literature/Slavery in the Novel, # 5 or # 4)

This course will examine the postmodern slave novel and how that form interrogates the Middle Passage. We will look at a rite of passage theory as one part of this study.


RELI 4900: MWF: 11:15-12:05 (“Catholic Theological Perspectives”, #1 or # 5)

RELI 4900: MWF: 1:25-2:15pm (“Catholic Theological Perspectives”, #1 or # 5)

These two 4900 courses, which will probably be changed to RELI 4103, will look at “Catholic Theological Perspectives”.


RELI 4406/6406: T/Th: 3:30-4:45 (Hindu Tradition, # 2)

Weaver (L.)

RELI/NAMS 4701/6701: T/Th: 11am-12:15pm (Methods in the Study of Native American Culture, # 4, 5, or 6)


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