6. Religion

       The courses in Religion are designed to give students an understanding of religious thought and the belief structures of non-Christian religions.

R201-3 World Religions
3 units

       An overview of the major world religions and sects.

R301 Introduction to Religious Studies
3 units

       An introduction to religious thought, study, and comparative religions. It will cover such subjects as myth, ritual, sacred and profane, institutional structures, and sacred texts.

R310 Introduction to Judaism
3 units

       An overview of the teachings, practices, and religious texts, and sects of modern Judaism.

R311-13 Literature of Judaism
3 units

       A survey of non-biblical Jewish literature. Extensive reading will be required.

R321 Mysticism
3 units

       A study of mysticism as a distinct phenomenon and as a category of religious experience

R331 Hinduism
3 units

       A survey of the basic doctrines and sacred texts of Hinduism.

R341 Buddhism
3 units

       A survey of the basic doctrines and sacred texts of Buddhism.

R351 Islam
3 units

       A survey of the basic doctrines and sacred texts of Islam.

R361 Classical Mythology
3 units

       A survey of the religious system of the ancient Greeks and Romans.

R371 Taoism
3 units

       A survey of the basic doctrines and sacred texts of Taoism.

R381 Confucianism
3 units

       A survey of the basic doctrines and sacred texts of Confucianism.

R391 Zoroastrianism
3 units

       A survey of the basic doctrines and sacred texts of Zoroastrianism.