Department of History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies

Courses in Religious Studies

The Department offers a wide array of courses in Religious Studies to meet the various interests and needs of students. For the most updated information about course offerings, please consult the University course catalog and BenULive course schedule, or contact the Department.

 
Stained glassRELS 130 | Western Religious Traditions

An historical survey of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. 3 semester credit hours. Religious Studies Core Elective. Typically offered: Periodically.


RELS 140 | World Religions

An introduction to the religious teachings and practices of the major monotheistic and polytheistic religions of the world and their cultural impact. 3 semester credit hours. Religious Studies Core Elective. Typically offered: Periodically.


RELS 150 | Introduction to the Bible I

A reading of selections from the Christian Bible designed to deal with the historical background, literary composition, and general content of the books of the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament. IAI H5 901. 3 semester credit hours. Religious Studies Core Elective. Typically offered: Periodically.


RELS 155 | New Testament

A reading of the New Testament designed to treat the historical background, literary composition, and theological meaning of the text. IAI H5 901. 3 semester credit hours. Religious Studies Core Elective. Typically offered: Periodically.


RELS 230 | Judaism

Introduction to the main beliefs and practices of Judaism and the history of the Jewish people. The Herbert Portes Scholar in Residence Course in Judaism. 3 semester credit hours. Religious Studies Core Elective. Typically offered: Spring Term.